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DFG establishes 8 new research units
Date:3/19/2013

bonates continue to change after they have been deposited. To provide more accurate measurements and thus a better reconstruction of the Earth's history, the "CHARON Marine Carbonate Archives: Controls on Carbonate Precipitation and Pathways of Diagenetic Alteration" Research Unit aims to understand and quantify the change processes that carbonates undergo. In doing so, the researchers from a wide range of fields in the natural sciences will use a broad base of analytical methods to understand the underlying processes. An international partner, a team from Graz in Austria, will be participating in the Research Unit.

(Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Adrian Immenhauser, University of Bochum )

"The Forgotten Part of Carbon Cycling: Organic Matter Storage and Turnover in Subsoils (SUBSOM)" Research Unit will examine the carbon cycle below the ground's surface. There is more carbon at depths of over 30 centimetres than was previously assumed. Many processes which are well known in levels closer to the surface are now being researched in the subsoil: the quantity and composition of carbon sinks, aeration, humidity and temperature conditions, concentrations of sulphur and physical-chemical and biological parameters. The low concentrations of carbon in the subsoil, which vary greatly depending on location and time, pose particular challenges to methods, measuring instruments and analysis tools. The investigations aim to deliver not only a better understanding of the carbon flow processes in the subsoil but also to form a basis for corresponding computer models.

(Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner, University of Bochum)

Cancers of the lymphatic system develop in very different ways, are difficult to diagnose and their prognosis is often poor. The "Mature T-cell Lymphomas Mechanisms of Perturbed Clonal T-cell Homoeostasis" Research Unit seeks to better understand adult T-cell lymphomas and is combining immunology and tumour biology for this purpose. Th
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Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Source:Eurekalert

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