Group for Aquatic Microbial Ecology (GAME)


Check out our latest paper on An archaeal symbiont host-relationship from the deep terrestrial subsurface published in The ISME Journal

Welcome to the Group for Aquatic Microbial Ecology (GAME)

GAME investigates:

  1. Carbon cycling in the terrestrial subsurface

  2. Microbial interactions of Altiarchaeota

  3. Novel carbon fixers in the deep biosphere

  4. Microbiome of the Antartic continent

  5. Microbiome of the Atacama desert

For more information on the projects and our funding here.


GAME in May 2019 - back row: Perla Abigail Figueroa-Gonzalez, Lara Schlootz, Panagiotis Adam, Till Bornemann, Indra Monsees, Sabrina Eisfeld, Alexander Probst; front row: Patricia Geesink (guest), Victoria Turzynski, Svenja Parge, Katharina Siems


GAME in March 2019, back row: Sabrina Eisfeld, Indra Monsees, Victoria Turzynski, Sarah Eßer; front row: Perla Abigail Figueroa-Gonzalez, Till Bornemann, Janina Rahlff, Panagiotis Adam, Alexander Probst, Dawid Krzeciesa


GAME August 2018, left to right: Alexander Probst, Janina Rahlff, Katrin Schwank, Dawid Krzeciesa, Alexandre Vaz Ramos, Till Bornemann, Ricardo Kruger

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Head of group
Prof. Dr. Alexander Probst

Room: S05 T02 A30
Phone: +49 (201) 183 - 7080

Team manager
Agathe Materla

Room: S05 V03 F36
Phone: +49 (201) 183 - 6602
Fax: +49 (201) 183 - 6603

Office hours:

MO-FR  09:00 – 11:00
              12:00 – 14:00 

Postal address
University of Duisburg-Essen
Campus Essen - Biofilm Centre
Universitätsstr. 5
45141 Essen