Marine Ecology

Marine Natural Products Chemistry

Marine natural products are prolific source of many life-saving drugs and functional ingredients. The research unit Marine Natural Product Chemistry deals with all aspects of marine biotechnology and marine biodiscovery using the enormous biological diversity of marine micro- and macro-organisms to culture, extract, purify and chemically characterize their novel bioactive molecules. Main target area is drug discovery against cancer, infectious diseases and crop diseases.

We also study and collaborate with our colleagues at RD3 in chemical ecology. Our interest includes chemical identification of ecologically significant secondary metabolites, host-microbe relationships and seasonal / geographical variations in chemistry of marine organisms.

For these purposes, we use modern fermentation technology, hyphenated chromatography and metabolomics tools (e.g. molecular networks) as well as high-resolution spectroscopic and mass-spectrometry-based imaging techniques available in our laboratories.

GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology GEOMAR-Biotech, is an integral part and the applied arm of the research unit Marine Natural Products Chemistry.

Research Material

  • Marine fungi and bacteria including those from deep ocean sediment
  • Marine invertebrates from coastal, deep-sea and polar regions
  • Seaweeds, seagrasses and their epi- and endophytes

Contact

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)geomar.de


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

Personal Assistant / Office Management:

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

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