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Hinrichs, Kai-Uwe Professor

DCO ID: 11121/8171-3309-1973-8880-CC

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Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs is a German biogeochemist and organic geochemist best known for his research of microbial life below the ocean bed - the deep biosphere, methane biogeochemistry, and microbial lipid biomarkers. Hinrichs is a professor at the University of Bremen, and heads the Organic Chemistry Group at the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and is co-leader of MARUM's Research Unit, Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions. He was co-chief scientist of Expedition 337 of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program onboard the drilling vessel Chikyƫ, which set the current world record for the deepest microbial life ever detected, at nearly 2.5 km below the seafloor. Hinrichs is a recipient of two Advanced Grants from the European Research Council and has been a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science since 2011.

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