Dr. Stefanie Böhnke-Brandt

 Geomicrobiology
Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
FE Marine Geosystems

Office:
room: 12-339
phone: +49 431 600-1234
E-Mail: sboehnke-brandt@geomar.de

Address: Wischhofstraße 1-3
              D-24148 Kiel

Scientific Career

since 01/2018
Postdocteral fellow
at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Geomicrobiology)

2015-2017*    
Postdocteral fellow at the University of Hamburg (Molecular Biology of Microbial Consortia)

2010-2014
PhD at the University of Hamburg (Molecular Biology of Microbial Consortia): „A novel function-based screen for detecting RubisCO active clones from metagenomic libraries: elucidating the role of RubisCO associated enzymes“
(supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mirjam Perner)

2010
Diploma (M. Sc. equivalent) in microbiology, genetics and law (criminal law), University of Hamburg

2009-2010
Diploma Thesis at the University of Hamburg (Microbiology and Biotechnology): “Investigating structure and dynamic of ammonia oxidizing populations in tide influenced habitats of the river Elbe
(supervisor: PD A. Pommerening-Röser)

2007-2009
Lab Assistant (student contracts) at the University of Hamburg (Microbiology and Biotechnology)

2005-2009
Studies of Biology at the University of Hamburg

*Parental leave    
2016

Stipends

2010-2013
PhD bursary from the graduate school C1-Chemistry in Resource and Energy Management (C1-REM) funded by the state excellence initiative (Lexi) Hamburg

Publications

Böhnke, S. & Perner, M., Novel RubisCO active enzymes identified from hydrothermal vent metagenomes, in preparation.

Böhnke, S. & Perner, M., Unraveling RubisCO form I and form II regulation in an uncultured organism from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent via metagenomic and mutagenesis studies, Frontiers in Microbiology (2017), 8: 1303. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01303.

Gonnella, G., Böhnke, S., Indenbirken, D., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Seifert, R., Mertens, C., Kurtz, S. & Perner, M. Endemic hydrothermal vent species identified in the open ocean seed bank, Nature Microbiology (2016), 1(8):16086. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.86.

Böhnke, S. & Perner, M. A function-based screen for seeking RubisCO active clones from metagenomes: novel enzymes influencing RubisCO activity, The ISME Journal (2015), 9 (3): 735-745. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01303.

Rabausch, U., Jürgensen, J., Ilmberger, N., Böhnke, S., Fischer, S., Schubach, B., Schulte, M.M. & Streit, W.R. Functional screening of metagenome and genome libraries for detection of novel flavonoid modifying  enzymes, Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2013), 79 (15): 4551-4563. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01077-13.

Perner, M
., Gonnella, G., Hourdez, S., Böhnke, S., Kurtz, S. & Girguis, P. In-situ chemistry and microbial community compositions in five deep-sea hydrothermal fluid samples from Irina II in the Logatchev field, Environmental Microbiology (2013), 15 (5) 1551-1560. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12038.

Selected Scientific Presentations

Böhnke, S. & Perner, M. (2015) A novel function-based screen suited to seek RubisCOs from metagenomic libraries: Improving our understanding of RubisCO regulation and activation mechanisms, Vereinigung für Allgemeine
und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM), Marburg, Germany (Talk)

Böhnke, S. & Perner, M. (2015) Novel function based approaches for seeking CO2 reducing enzymes on a metagenomic scale, 6th FEMS microbial congress, Maastricht, Netherland (Poster contribution)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2014) A novel function based screen for detecting RubisCO active clones from metagenomic libraries: elucidating the role of RubisCO associated enzymes, BZF Seminar, Biocenter Klein Flottbek, Hamburg, Germany (Talk)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2013) Functional metagenomics: Seeking CO2-reducing enzymes using newly established screening approaches, Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM), Bremen, Germany (Poster presentation)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2012) Function based screening of CO2 reducing enzymes by using metagenomic libraries from hydrothermal deep-sea systems, ISME 14, Kopenhagen, Dänemark (Poster presentation)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2012) Hydrothermal deep-sea systems: Oasis for seeking novel CO2-reducing enzymes by using functional metagenomics, Sommer School of the C1-REM graduate school, Hamburg, Germany (Talk)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2012) Novel function based approaches for seeking CO2 reducing enzymes on a metagenomic scale, Gordan Research Conference (GRC) - Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon Metabolism, Lewiston, ME, USA (Poster presentation)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2011) Autotrophic carbon fixation: Advances in biogeochemical interactions, with function based approaches on a metagenomic level as a prospect, CAREX Conference, Dublin, Irland (Talk)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2011) Hydrothermal deep-sea habitats: A resource for novel CO2 reducing enzymes, Sommer School of the C1-REM graduate school, Hamburg, Germany (Talk)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2011) Mikrobielle CO2-Fixierung in hydrothermalen Tiefseehabitaten, HWWI Seminar - Economics: Ökonomische Grundlagen der Energiepolitik, Hamburg, Germany (Talk)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2011) Hydrothermal deep-sea habitats: A resource for novel CO2 reducing enzymes, 11th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, Dijon, France (Poster presentation)

Böhnke, S.
& Perner, M. (2010) Autotrophic CO2 fixation in deep-sea vent environments, multidisciplinary introductory talk for members of the C1-REM graduate school, Hamburg, Germany (Talk)