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September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Current Research in EEPS: Dr. Clara Chan, University of Delaware

 

Microbes rust the Earth: how iron-oxidizing bacteria thrive and drive biogeochemical cycles

Fe(II)-oxidizing microorganisms (FeOM) gain energy by Fe(II) oxidation, in the process fixing carbon, cycling nitrogen, and forming highly reactive Fe(III) oxyhydroxides that strongly bind phosphate, metals, and organic carbon. To unravel the environmental influence of FeOM, we have integrated field studies with culture, ‘omic, and biochemical investigations. I will discuss what we’ve learned about the mechanisms of FeOM, including biochemistry and meta-omics of FeOM at the Loihi seamount hydrothermal vents in Hawaii. I will also talk about how Fe-oxidizing microbes drive nutrient cycles and how we can FeOM can help with metal remediation and resource recovery.

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Date:
September 23
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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Venue

Keith-Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Phone:
713-348-4880
Website:
earthscience.rice.edu

Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Keith-Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
713-348-4880
Website:
earthscience.rice.edu

For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn left into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot on your right.  From there, walk east to the department.  The google map below shows exactly where our building is.