Marine Ökologie

Research Interests & Material

Research Interests

  • Discovery of bioactive lead structures from marine bioresources for:
  • Pharmaceuticals (cancer, infectious diseases, neurodegeneration etc.)
  • Functional ingredients (functional foods/food supplements, cosmetics)
  • Diseases associated with agriculture / aquaculture
  • Marine metabolomics (including MNPs as molecular markers for taxonomy, function and environmental influences)
  • Marine chemical ecology (Ecological functions of MNPs)
  • Biology and chemistry of secondary metabolites of marine fungi and bacteria
  • Mass spectrometry-based chemical imaging of marine natural products
  • Sustainable supply of MNPs and their transfer to application

Research Material

  • Marine bacteria and fungi from deep ocean sediment
  • Marine invertebrates from coastal, deep-sea and polar regions and their microbiomes
  • Seaweeds and their epibiota and endobiota
  • Aquaculture and waste material


Biological Assays


 Photos: GEOMAR, Leila Ivarsson, Christoph Wirth


Head of the Research Unit:

Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Phone: +49-431 600-4430
Fax: +49-431 600-4441
Email: dtasdemir(at)

Room: 15
Am Kiel-Kanal 44
D-24106 Kiel 

Personal Assistant / Office Management:

Bettina Reuter
Phone: ++49-431 600-4437
Fax: ++49-431 - 600-4441
email: breuter(at)