Farooq Moin Jalaluddin



Department of Biogeochemistry

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6441

Farooq Moin Jalaluddin

Research Interest

Continental shelves are mostly covered by sandy sediments, which are highly efficient bioreactors that remineralize organic carbon and reduce inorganic nitrogen to N2. Despite an improving understanding of the transport mechanisms that drive pore water flow in sandy sediments, little is known about the factors that control microbial activity on µm-scales.

My research focuses on developing methods to unravel the factors determining carbon turnover and nutrient loss in coastal oceans, specifically sediments. Currently, I am combining laboratory measurements using Osensitive sensor particles with modeling approaches to determine the nitrogen loss (mainly denitrification) mediated by continental shelf sediments due to the formation of anoxic microenvironments.

Research focus

  • Ni­tro­gen cyc­ling and oxygen dynamics in the sandy sediments
  • Impact of microscale solute concentration gradients on the microbial community 

Key techniques

  • Stable isotopic incubations
  • In-situ lander deployments
  • Diverse microscopic techniques
  • Single cell facility
  • Computational tools for mathematical modelling
  • Microfluidic setup
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