Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Biogeochemistry

Dr. Andrea Cherkouk
Phone:+49 351 260 - 2989
Email: a.cherkoukAthzdr.de
Address for visitors:Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden
Postal address:POB 51 01 19
01314 Dresden
Germany

Scientific career

  • Since 2014:
    Head of the Junior Research Group MicroSalt at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden- Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology
  • 2009-2013:
    Research Associate at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology (formerly Institute of Radiochemistry)
  • 2006-2009:
    Research Associate University of Manchester, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • 2007:
    PhD at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • 2003-2006:
    PhD student at the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Radiochemmistry
  • 2003:
    Diploma in Geoecology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Research fields

  • Microbe-actinide interactions
  • Microbial ecology

Projects

  • Microbiology In Nuclear waste Disposal (MIND)
  • Transformation mechanisms in bentonites as barrier material for nuclear waste repositories (UMB)

Publications

2017

Plutonium interaction studies with the Mont Terri Opalinus Clay isolate Sporomusa sp. MT-2.99: changes in the plutonium speciation by solvent extractions.
Moll, H.; Cherkouk, A.; Bok, F.; Bernhard, G.

Multistage bioassociation of uranium onto an extremely halophilic archaeon revealed by a unique combination of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques
Bader, M.; Müller, K.; Foerstendorf, H.; Drobot, B.; Schmidt, M.; Musat, N.; Swanson, J. S.; Reed, T. D.; Stumpf, T.; Cherkouk, A.

2016

Study of the Interaction of Eu3+ with Microbiologically Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitates using TRLFS
Johnstone, E. V.; Hofmann, S.; Cherkouk, A.; Schmidt, M.

Influence of riboflavin on the reduction of radionuclides by Shewanella oneidenis MR-1
Cherkouk, A.; Law, G. T. W.; Rizoulis, A.; Law, K.; Renshaw, J. C.; Morris, K.; Livens, F. R.; Lloyd, J. R.

2015

Bacterial diversity in bentonites, engineered barrier for deep geological disposal of radioactive wastes
Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Cherkouk, A.; Vílchez-Vargas, R.; Sandoval, R.; Pieper, D.; Boon, N.; Sánchez-Castro, I.; Merroun, M.

2014

Interactions of the Mont Terri Opalinus Clay isolate Sporomusa sp. MT-2.99 with curium(III) and europium(III)
Moll, H.; Lütke, L.; Geissler, A.; Selenska-Pobell, S.; Bernhard, G.; Bachvarova, V.

2012

Strong paramagnetism of Gold nanoparticles deposited on a Sulfolobus acidocaldarius S-layer
Bartolome, J.; Bartolome, F.; Garcia, L. M.; Figueroa, A. I.; Repolles, A.; Martinez, M. J.; Luis, F.; Magen, C.; Selenska-Pobell, S.; Pobell, F.; Reitz, T.; Schönemann, T.; Herrmannsdörfer, T.; Merroun, M.; Geissler, A.; Wilhelm, F.; Rogalev, A.

2011

Magnetic Au Nanoparticles on Archaeal S-layer Ghosts as Templates
Selenska-Pobell, S.; Reitz, T.; Schönemann, R.; Herrmannsdörfer, T.; Merroun, M.; Geißler, A.; Bartolomé, J.; Bartolomé, F.; Garcia, L. M.; Wilhelm, F.; Rogalev, A.
  • Open Access LogoNanomaterials and Nanotechnology 1(2011)2, 8-16

Law, G.T.W.; Geissler, A.; Burke, I.T.; Livens, F.R.; Lloyd, J.R.; McBeth, J.M.; Morris, K.
Uranium redox cycling in sediment and biomineral systems.

Geissler, A.; Law, G.T.W.; Boothman, C.; Morris, K.; Burke, I.T.; Livens, F.R.; Lloyd, J.R.
Microbial communities associated with the oxidation of iron and technetium in bioreduced sediments.

2010

Law, G.T.W.; Geissler, A.; Lloyd, J.R.; Livens, F.R.; Boothman, C.; Begg, J.D.C.; Denecke, M.A.; Rothe, J.; Dardenne, K.; Burke, I.T.; Charnock, J.M.; Morris, K.
Geomicrobiological redox cycling of the transuranic element neptunium.

Law, G.T.W.; Geissler, A.; Boothman, C., Burke, I.T.; Livens, F.R.; Lloyd, J.R.; Morris, K.
Role of nitrate in conditioning aquifer sediments for technetium bioreduction.

2009

Biogeochemical changes induced in uranium mining waste pile samples by uranyl nitrate treatments under anaerobic conditions
Geissler, A.; Merroun, M.; Geipel, G.; Reuther, H.; Selenska-Pobell, S.

Aquilina, A.; Knab, N.J.; Knittel, K.; Kaur, G.; Geissler, A.; Kelly, S.P.; Fossing, H.; Boot, C.S.; Parkes, R.J.; Mills, R.A.; Boetius, A.; Lloyd, J.R.; Pancost R.D.
Biomarker indicators for anaerobic oxidizers of methane in brackish-marine sediments with diffusive methane fluxes.

Renshaw, J.C.; Law, N.; Geissler, A.; Livens, F.R.; Lloyd, J.R.
Impact of the Fe(III)-reducing bacteria Geobacter sulfurreducens and Shewanella oneidensis on the speciation of plutonium.

2005

Addition of U(VI) to a Uranium Mining Waste Sample and Resulting Changes in the Indigenous Bacterial Community
Geissler, A.; Selenska-Pobell, S.