Wolfgang Bach was an adjunct scientist in the department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry. He is interested in the relations between geochemical and microbiological processes occurring within oceanic crustal and mantle rocks. He used his fellowship to investigate the non-biological synthesis of organic compounds in seafloor hydrothermal systems, and organized a very successful workshop that discussed different approaches (experimental, molecular, and observational) to studies of the marine subsurface biosphere.
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