Dr. Jutta Wiese

Research Division 3: Marine Ecology
RU Marine Symbioses


Room: 4.505
Tel: +49 431 600-4450
Email: jwiese(at)geomar.de

Mailing address:
Wischhofstraße 1-3, Building 5, Room: 4.505
D-24148 Kiel

Scientific topics

Microbial biodiversity and systematics of marine bacteria and fungi; biocatalysts and their biotechnological applications; microbial natural products and their bioactivities; antibiotic resistance of marine bacteria; microbial adaptation at complex communities for instance sponges, corals, and algae as well as extreme habitats; microbial interactions in marine diseases


Wiese, J., Hentschel, U. 2019. Mikrobielle Biodiversität erhalten. In: ESKP (Earth System Knowledge Platform) - Themenspezial „Vom Wert der biologischen Vielfalt - Biodiversität im Meer und an Land“.


Selected publications

Overview about all publications: OceanRep profile https://oceanrep.geomar.de

• Steiner, L.X., Wiese, J., Rahn, T., Borchert, E., Slaby, B.M., Hentschel, U. 2024. Maribacter halichondriae sp. nov., isolated from the marine sponge Halichondria panicea, displays features of a sponge-associated life style. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. In press.

• Galarza-Verkovitch, D., Turak, O., Wiese, J., Rahn, T., Hentschel, U., Borchert, E. 2023. Bioprospecting for polyesterase activity relevant for PET degradation in marine Enterobacterales isolates. AIMS Microbiol. 9:518-539.doi: 10.3934/microbiol.2023027.

• Villalobos, A.S., Wiese, J., Borchert, E., Rahn, T., Slaby, B.M., Steiner, L.X., Künzel, S., Dorador, C. Imhoff, J.F. 2021. Micromonospora tarapacensis sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from a hypersaline lake. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 71:005109. DOI 10.1099/ijsem.0.005109.   

• Wiese, J., Imhoff, JF, Horn, H., Borchert, E., Kyprides, N., Goeker, M., Klenk, H-P., Woyke, T., Hentschel, U. 2020. Genome analysis of the marine bacterium Kiloniella laminariae and first insights into comparative genomics with related Kiloniella species. Arch. Microbiol. 202:815-824.

• Heiman, C.M., Wiese, J., Kupferschmied, P., Maurhofer, M., Keel, C., Vacheron, J. 2020. Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. LD120 isolated from the marine alga Saccharina latissima. MRA 9, e01305-19.

• Choo, S., Wiese, J., Borchert, E., Saha, M., Künzel, S., Weinberger, F, Hentschel, U. 2020. Polaribacter septentrionalilitoris sp. nov., isolated from the biofilm of a stone from the North Sea. IJSEM 70:4305-4314.

• Villalobos, A.V., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F., Dorador, C., Keller, Hentschel, U. 2019. Systematic affiliation and genome analysis of Subtercola vilae DB165T with particular emphasis on cold adaptation of an isolate from a high-altitude cold volcano lake. Microorganisms 7:107.

• Sottorff, I., Künzel, S., Wiese, J., Lipfert, M, Preusske, N., Sönnichsen, F.D., Imhoff, J.F. 2019. Antitumoral anthraquinones from an Easter Island sea anemone: animal or bacterial origin? Mar. Drugs 17:154.

• Sottorff, I., Wiese, J., Lipfert, M., Preußke, N., Sönnichsen, F.D., Imhoff, J.F. 2019. Different secondary metabolite profiles of phylogenetically almost identical Streptomyces griseus strains originating from geographically remote locations. Microorganims 7:166.

• Versluis, D., Nijsse, B., Naim, M.A., Koehorst, J.J., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F., Schaap, P.J., van Passel, M.W.J., Smidt, H., Sipkema, D. 2018. Comparative genomics highlights symbiotic capacities and high metabolic flexibility of the marine genus Pseudovibrio. Genome Biol. Evol. 10:125-142.

Wiese, J., Abdelmohsen, U.R., Motiei, A., Hentschel Humeida, U., Imhoff, J.F. 2018. Bacicyclin, a new antibacterial cyclic hexapeptide from Bacillus sp. strain BC028 isolated from Mytilus edulis. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 28:558-561.

• Wiese, J., Saha, M., Wenzel-Storjohann, A., Weinberger, F., Schmaljohann, R., Imhoff, J.F. 2018. Vicingus serpentipes gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the Flavobacteriales from the North Sea. IJSEM 68:333-340.

• Guan, C., Parrot, D., Wiese, J., Sönnichsen, F.D., Saha, M., Tasdemir, D., Weinberger, F. 2017. Identification of rosmarinic acid and sulfated flavonoids as inhibitors of microfouling on the surface of eelgrass of Zostera marina. Biofouling 33:867-880.

• Saha, M., Wiese, J., Weinberger, F., Wahl, M. 2016. Rapid adaptation to controlling new microbial epibionts in the invaded range promotes invasiveness of an exotic seaweed. J. Ecol. 104:969-978.

• Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F., Gulder, T.A.M., Labes, A., Schmaljohann, R. 2016. Marine fungi as producers of benzocoumarins, a new class of inhibitors of glycogen-synthase-kinase 3β. Mar. Drugs 14:200.

• Panzer, K., Yilmaz, P., Weiß, M., Richter, M., Wiese, J., Schmaljohann, R., Labes, A., Imhoff, J.F., Glöckner, F.O., Reich, M. 2015. Identification of habitat-specific biomes of aquatic fungal communities using a comprehensive nearly full-length 18S rRNA dataset enriched with contextual data. PLoS ONE 10:E0134377.

• Wu, B., Wiese, J., Labes, A., Kramer, A., Schmaljohann, R., Imhoff, J.F. 2015. Lindgomycin, an unusual antibiotic polyketide from a marine fungus of the Lindgomycetaceae. Mar. Drugs 13: 4617-4632.

• Kunz A.L, Labes, A., Wiese, J., Bruhn, T., Bringmann, G., Imhoff, J.F. 2014. Nature’s lab for derivatization: new and revised structures of a variety of streptophenazines produced by a sponge-derived Streptomyces strain. Mar. Drugs 12:1699-1714

• Goecke, F., Núñez, A., Labes, A., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F., Neuhauser, S. 2012. A phytomyxean parasite of the bull-kelp Durvillaea antarctica (Chamisso) Hariot causes abnormal development and produces resting spores. PlosOne 7:e45358.

• Nagel, K, Schneemann, I., Kajahn., I., Labes, A., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F. 2012. Proposed beneficial effects of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol-producing pseudomonads on the marine alga Saccharina latissima. Aquatic Microb. Ecol. 67:239-249.

• Imhoff, J.F., Labes, A., Wiese, J. 2011. Biomining the microbial treasures of the ocean: new natural products. Biotechnol. Advances 29:468-482.

• Wiese, J., Ohlendorf, B., Blümel, M., Schmaljohann, R., Imhoff, J.F. 2011. Phylogenetic identification of fungi isolated from the marine sponge Tethya aurantium and identification of their secondary metabolites. Mar. Drugs 9:561-585.

• Schneemann, I., Nagel, K., Kajahn, I., Labes, A., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F. 2010. Comprehensive investigation of marine actinobacteria associated with the sponge Halichondria panicea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76, 3702-371.

• Goecke, F., Labes, A., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F. 2010. Chemical interactions between marine macroalgae and bacteria. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 409, 267-300.

• Heindl, H., Wiese, J., Thiel, V., Imhoff, J.F. 2010. Phylogenetic diversity and antimicrobial activities of bryozoan-associated bacteria isolated from Mediterranean and Baltic Sea habitats. Syst. Appl. Microb. 33:94-104.

• Wiese, J., Thiel, V., Gärtner, A., Schmaljohann, R., Imhoff, J.F. 2009. Kiloniella laminariae, gen. nov., sp. nov., a new alphaproteobacterium from the marine macroalga Laminaria saccharina. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59:350-356.

• Gärtner, A., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F. 2008. Amphritea atlantica gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel gammaproteobacterium from the Logatchev hydrothermal vent field. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58:34-39.

• Mitova, M.I., Lang, G., Wiese, J., Imhoff, J.F. 2008. Subinhibitory concentrations of antibiotics induce phenazine production in a marine Streptomyces sp. J. Nat. Prod. 71:824-827.



Imhoff, J.F., Yu, Z., Lang, G., Wiese, J., Kalthoff, H., Klose, S.: Production and use of antitumoral cyclodepsipeptides. US 8,772,445 B2 (2014).

Imhoff, J.F., Kajahn, I., Lang, G., Wiese, J., Peters, A.: Production and use of antitumoral, antibiotic and insecticidal cyclodepsipeptides. US 8,765,907 B2 (2014).

Imhoff, J.F., Wiese, J., Zinecker, H., Kajahn, I., Nagel, K., Schneemann, I.: Production and use of antibacterial, antiproliferative, and antiphytopathogenic benzanthracenes. US2013/0045931A1 (2013).

Bringmann, G., Lang, G., Gulder, T., Müller, W.E.G., Perovic, S., Schaumann, K., Imhoff, J.F., Stöhr, R., Wiese, J.,  Schmaljohann, R.: Method for producing sorbicillactone A. US2007135515A1 (2007).