ChBE Seminar Series -- Gabriel Juarez

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Amy Schneider
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
(404) 385-2299
info@chbe.gatech.edu

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In addition to its annual lectures, ChBE hosts a weekly seminar throughout the year with invited lecturers who are prominent in their fields. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held on Wednesdays in the Molecular Science and Engineering Building ("M" Building) in G011 (Cherry Logan Emerson Lecture Theater) at 4 p.m. Refreshments are served at 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson-Lewis Reception Salon.

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"Microbial Degradation of Organic Matter and Crude Oil in the Ocean: The Importance of Interfacial Processes"

Gabriel Juarez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstract:
Bacteria are the simplest organisms on Earth, yet they play an indispensable role in controlling the biogeochemistry and productivity of the oceans. These large-scale consequences result from the complex interactions between individual cells and their dynamic fluid and physical environments. In this talk, I will present experiments using microfluidics and time-lapse microscopy that directly visualize the interactions between marine bacteria and (i) model organic particles or (ii) crude oil droplets to extract critical parameters limiting these microbe mediated processes. These observations provide a new framework for understanding how the interplay between physical, chemical, and biological processes at interfaces shape the dynamics of microbial remineralization of sinking organic matter and biodegradation of crude oil in the ocean.

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  • Created On: Dec 10, 2014 - 12:47pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:10pm