Sina Schorn

Department of Biogeochemistry

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6490

Sina Schorn


Main research interest

I study the activity and presence of methane-oxidizing bacteria (i. e. methanotrophs) in aquatic environments with low oxygen concentrations. My study sites include a stratified (freshwater) lake in Switzerland, the Benguela upwelling system off the coast of Namibia, and coastal seagrass meadows in the Mediterranean Sea.

For my studies I use a number of different methods, including:

  • Molecular methods such as CARD FISH
  • Stable isotope labelling experiments and rate measurements
  • Visualization of single cell activities by nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (nanoSIMS)
  • On-site measurements of methane and nitrous oxide concentrations on the water column


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