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First name:Sebastian
Last name:Steigenberger
Thesis Subject:
Acidic Algal Polysaccharides as Iron Ligands in Marine Environment
Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster, Berlin (Germany); Abitur
Chemistry course (Diploma) at the Technische Universität, Berlin (Germany)
Marine Environmental Sciences course at ICBM at the University of Oldenburg (Germany); Diploma
Dec 2003-Mar 2004
Internship in the Aquatic microbial ecology group at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Stechlin-Neuglobsow (Germany)
since June 2004
PhD student at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, and member of the MarMic program of the MPI, Bremen (Germany)
June-Sept 2006
Marie Curie fellowship in the BIOTRACS program at the NOC, Southampton (UK)
Scientific Interests and Goals:
-Global carbon cycle
-Algal polysaccharides (TEP)
-Marine iron fertilization
-Marine trace metal chemistry
-Electrochemistry, flow injection systems, optical measurements
Selected Publications:
Steigenberger S, F Terjung, H-P Grossart & R Reuter, Blue-fluorescence of NADPH as an indicator of marine primary production. EARSeL eProceedings, 3(1), 18-25, 2004