Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1996
    Studied biology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • 1996 – 1999
    Studied biology at the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 1999
    Diplom degree in biology from the University of Hamburg (Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science), thesis: Studies of the taxonomic composition and the reserves of energy-storage substances in benthopelagic fauna of the northeast Atlantic

  • 2000 – 2003
    PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

  • 2004
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.) in biology/chemistry from the University of Bremen, dissertation: Microbial carbon processing in marine sediments: Case studies in North Sea sands and oligotrophic deep-sea sediments

  • 2004 – 2005
    RCOM Fellow at the University of Bremen / German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Centre Ocean Margins

  • 2005 – 2006
    Marie Curie research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

  • 2006 – 2007
    Marie Curie research fellowship at the University of Bremen / DFG Research Centre Ocean Margins

  • 2007 – 2010
    MARUM Fellow at the University of Bremen / MARUM

  • 2011
    Accepted into the DFG's Emmy Noether programme, director of the junior research group "Hydrothermal Geomicrobiology" at MARUM / the University of Bremen

Selected publications

  • Bühring, S.I., Sievert, S.M., Jonkers, H.M., Ertefai, T., Elshahed, M.S. Krumholz, L.R. & Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011). "Insights into chemotaxonomic composition and carbon cycling of phototrophic communities in an artesian sulphur-rich spring (Zodletone, Oklahoma, USA), a possible analogue for ancient microbial mat systems". Geobiology 9/2: 166-179.

  • Bühring, S.I., Smittenberg, R.H., Sachse, D., Lipp, J.S., Golubic, S., Sachs, J.P., Hinrichs, K.-U. & Summons. (2009) "A hypersaline microbial mat from the Pacific Atoll Kiritimati: Insight into composition and carbon fixation using biomarker analyses and a 13C-labeling approach". Geobiology 7:308-323.

  • Bühring, S.I., Ehrenhauss, S., Kamp, A., Moodley, L. & Witte, U. (2006): "Enhanced benthic activity in sandy sublittoral sediments: Evidence from 13C-tracer experiments" Marine Biology Research 2:120-129.

  • Bühring, S.I., Lampadariou, N., Moodley, L., Tselepides, A. & Witte, U. (2006) "Benthic microbial and whole-community responses to different amounts of 13C-enriched algae: in situ experiments in the deep Cretan Sea (eastern Mediterranean). Limnology & Oceanography 51/1: 157-165.

  • Bühring, S.I., Elvert, M. & Witte, U. (2005): "The microbial community structure of different permeable sandy sediments characterised by the investigation of bacterial fatty acids and fluorescence in situ hybridisation". Environmental Microbiology 7/2: 281-293.

Selected projects

  • ShallowPath – Marine shallow-water hydrothermal systems: microbial biocommunities and metabolic pathways

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 2 children


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