Researcher

Dr Franziska Wemheuer

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Biography

 


My research in brief

The main focus of my research is microbial ecology and functioning. I am investigating distribution patterns, diversity, and functions of microbes in diverse environments including water, soil, and plants. We want to know what is out there, what they are doing, and how they respond to changing environmental conditions. Another part of my research is to understand the multitrophic interaction between plants, microbes,...view more

 


My research in brief

The main focus of my research is microbial ecology and functioning. I am investigating distribution patterns, diversity, and functions of microbes in diverse environments including water, soil, and plants. We want to know what is out there, what they are doing, and how they respond to changing environmental conditions. Another part of my research is to understand the multitrophic interaction between plants, microbes, and herbivores.

 


Short biography

CV:

since 04/2017         Research associate at the UNSW
08/2013 - 03/2017   PostDoc at the University of Göttingen, Germany
08/2010 - 07/2013   PhD at the University of Göttingen, Germany
10/2009 - 07/2010   Postgraduate Research at the University of Göttingen, Germany
10/2002 - 05/2009   MSc in biology at the University of Potsdam, Germany

 

Awards/Scholarships:

  • Doctoral scholarship in the Cluster of Excellence (“Functional Biodiversity Research”), University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Mentée of the Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring Program, University of Göttingen, Germany

  • Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship for internship in Muhos, Finland, at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA)



Research Students

Currently:

  • Sandra Granzow, PhD candidate at the University of Goettingen ( jointly supervised with Prof Dr. Stefan Vidal).


 


Publications

(* authours contributed equally)

Articles

Under review:

  • Wemheuer B, Wemheuer F, Meier D, Billerbeck S, Giebel HA, Simon M, Scherber S, Daniel R. Linking structural and functional predictions to decipher ecological traits of abundant bacterioplankton lineages in the North Sea.

2017:

  • Granzow S*, Kaiser K*, Wemheuer B, Pfeiffer B, Daniel R, Vidal S, Wemheuer F. The effects of cropping regimes on fungal and bacterial communities of wheat and faba bean in a greenhouse pot experiment differ between plant species and compartment. Frontiers in Microbiology. In press.
  •  Hollensteiner J, Poehlein A, Daniel R, Liesegang H, Vidal S, Wemheuer F. Draft genome sequence of Bacillus pumilus strain GM3FR, an endophyte isolated from aerial plant tissues of Festuca rubra L. Genome Announc 5:e00085-17.
  • Wemheuer F, Hollensteiner J, Poehlein A, Granzow S, Daniel R, Vidal S, Wemheuer B. Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas putida strain GM4FR, an endophytic bacterium isolated from Festuca rubra L. Genome Announc 5:e00086-17.
  • Wemheuer F, Kaiser K, Karlovsky P, Daniel R, Vidal S & Wemheuer B. Bacterial endophyte communities of three agricultural important grass species differ in their response towards management regimes. Sci Rep 7:40914.

2016:

  • Hollensteiner J, Wemheuer F, Harting R, Kolarzyk A, Verlerio-Diaz S, Poehlein A, Brzuszkiewicz E, Nesemann K, Braus-Stromeyer S, Braus G, Daniel R, Liesegang H. Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus weihenstephanensis inhibit the growth of phytopathogenic Verticillium species. Front Microbiol 7:2171
  • Kaiser K, Wemheuer B, Korolkow V, Wemheuer F, Nacke H, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Daniel R. Driving forces of soil bacterial community structure, diversity, and function in the German Biodiversity Exploratories. Scientific Reports 6: 33696

2015:

  • Wemheuer F, Wemheuer B, Kretzschmar D, Pfeiffer B, Herzog S, Daniel R, Vidal S. Impact of grassland management regimes on bacterial endophyte diversity differs with grass species. Letters in Applied Microbiology 32: 323-329.
  • Herzog S, Wemheuer F, Wemheuer B, Daniel R.Impact of Fertilization and Sampling Time on Composition and Diversity of Total and Active Soil Bacterial Communities in German Grassland Soils. PLOS One 10: e0145575.
  • Wemheuer B*, Wemheuer F*, Hollensteiner J, Meyer F-D, Voget S, Daniel R. The green impact: bacterioplankton response towards a phytoplankton spring bloom in the southern North Sea assessed by comparative metagenomic and metatranscriptomic approaches. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 805.

 

2013:

  • Wemheuer B, Taube R, Akyol P, Wemheuer F, Daniel R. Microbial diversity and biochemical potential encoded by thermal spring metagenomes derived from the Kamchatka peninsula. Archaea 2013: Article ID 136714.

2012:

  • Wemheuer B, Wemheuer F, Daniel R. RNA-based assessment of diversity and composition of active archaeal communities in the German Bight. Archaea 2012: Article ID 695826

Book chapters:

  • Schneider D*, Wemheuer F*, Pfeiffer B, Wemheuer B (2017). Extraction of Total DNA and RNA from Marine Filter Samples and Generation of a Universal cDNA as Universal Template for Marker Gene Studies. In Metagenomics: Methods and Protocols (2nd. Edition)..
  • Wemheuer B, Wemheuer F (2017). Assessing Bacterial and Fungal Diversity in the Plant’s Endosphere. In Metagenomics: Methods and Protocols (2nd. Edition).
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Location

E26 - Fourth Floor

Contact

+61 2 9385 58701