Group for Aquatic Microbial Ecology (GAME)

Welcome to the Group for Aquatic Microbial Ecology (GAME)

GAME investigates:

  1. Microbial and viral interactions in the terrestrial subsurface

  2. Cultivation of subsurface microorganisms

  3. Microbial communities under stress conditions

  4. Microbiome of the Antartic continent

  5. Microbiome of the Atacama desert

For more information on the projects and our funding here.


GAME in September 2021 - back row: Benjamin Meyer, Sophie Simon, Thomas Beesley, Till Bornemann, Lennard Stach, Yassin Kaspareit, Ken Dreger, Panagiotis Adam, Jörn Starke, Alexander Probst; middle row: Victoria Turzynski, Indra Monsees, Ines Pothmann, Katharina Sures, Katharina Block, Lara Schmalenstroer, Selin Yalcin, Lea Griesdorn, Sarah Esser; front row: Carrie Moore, Manan Shah, André Soares, Perla Abigail Figueroa-Gonzalez


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


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:
Mon - Fri
9:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00

Postal address
University of Duisburg-Essen
Campus Essen - Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
Universitätsstr. 5
45141 Essen