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October 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Current Research in EEPS Seminar: Dr. Magdalena Osburn – Northwestern University

Geobiology of the Deep Subsurface Biosphere

The deep continental subsurface harbors a vast array of microbial life. These habitats range from those fueled by exogenous inputs of carbon and oxygen from surficial environments, to those living independently off of rocks and chemicals supplied by geological processes. My talk will focus on one such system, the Deep Mine Microbial Observatory in the former Homestake Gold Mine, SD USA. My team established this network to monitor the long-term geobiology of microbes living from 800 to 4850 feet underground. I will present results from a 2-year time series featuring geochemistry and DNA sequencing, as well as our current efforts to cultivate these fascinating organisms both in situ and in the laboratory.

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Date:
October 10, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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Keith Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251-1892 United States
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Phone:
713.348.4880
Website:
www.earthscience.rice.edu

Details

Date:
October 10, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Event Category:

Venue

Keith Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251-1892 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
713.348.4880
Website:
www.earthscience.rice.edu

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