Researcher

Dr Bernd Wemheuer

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

 

CV

 from 03/2017 DFG research fellow at the Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
 02/2014 – 03/2017 Postdoc in the DFG Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 51 (“Ecology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of the Roseobacter clade”) at the Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology
 4/2010 – 01/2014 PhD student in the DFG Collaborative Research Centre Transregio...view more

 

CV

 from 03/2017 DFG research fellow at the Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
 02/2014 – 03/2017 Postdoc in the DFG Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 51 (“Ecology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of the Roseobacter clade”) at the Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology
 4/2010 – 01/2014 PhD student in the DFG Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 51 (“Ecology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of the Roseobacter clade”) at the Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology
 10/2009 – 03/2010 Research assistant at the Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology
 12/2008 – 09/2009 Diploma thesis (equivalent to Master thesis) at the Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
 10/2003 – 09/2009 Study of Biology at the Georg August University Göttingen, Germany

 

Research cruises/Studies abroad

  • 05/2016 - 06/2016  RV Sonne: Pacific Ocean (cruise: SO248)
  • 05/2014 – 06/2014  RV Heincke: North Sea (cruise: HE425)
  • 03/2012 – 04/2012  RV Polarstern: Southern Ocean (cruise: AntXXVIII-4)
  • 07/2011       RV Heincke: North Sea (cruise: HE361)
  • 05/2010       RV Heincke: North Sea (cruise: HE327)
  • 09/2009       Research stay at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Major Research Interests
  • Microbial Ecology
    The main focus of my research is microbial ecology and functioning. I am investigating distribution patterns, diversity, and functions of microbial life in diverse environments including water, soil and plants. We would like to know what is out there, what they are doing and how they respond to changing environmental conditions. In addition, I am interested in plant-microbe interactions.
  • The Roseobacter clade
    The Roseobacter clade is a globally distributed and abundant marine lineage. Although being frequently studied, still little is known about traits contributing to its success. Moreover, genomic features of abundant Roseobacter subclusters are still missing. As part of the CRC51 “Roseobacter”, I contribute to a better understanding of success and distribution of this clade in marine ecosystems.
    For detailed information follow the link: http://www.roseobacter.de/
  • Extremophiles
    Sites inhabited by extremophile microorganisms such as hot springs are windows in the past of our planet. Hence, studying these sites and their microbial life shed new insights into the early life on our plant. Due to the low diversity, extreme sites are an ideal place for studying microbial interactions. Moreover, extremophilic archaea and bacteria are a rich source for novel biocatalysts.
  • Bioinformatics/Biostatistics
    With the advent of next generation sequencing, the amount of data produced has dramatically increased. This data has to be processed and analyzed. For our collaboration partners, I offer advice in the analysis of especially metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, and amplicon data. Moreover, I am involved in the invention of novel bioinformatic tools and statistical solutions for analysis of NGS-derived data.
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