MB Seminar: Jan Amend

12/04/2015 - 12:15pm

Title:          Bioenergetics and Habitability in Hydrothermal Systems and the Subseafloor

Speaker:    Jan Amend, Professor of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences, USC, and Director of C-DEBI

Abstract:   Microbial life in deep-sea hydrothermal systems and the subseafloor relies on chemical disequilibria for metabolic energy.  I will discuss recent results of bioenergetics calculations that targeted anabolism and catabolism in several hydrothermal environments.  I will also describe our new efforts to quantify habitability in marine sediments on a global scale and introduce an exciting technology (microcalorimetry) to measure microbial heat production.

For more information on this event, contact: 
Logan Peoples
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4500 Hubbs Hall