GEOMAR-Biotech

As part of the Marine Natural Product Chemistry research unit, GEOMAR-Biotech (GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology) is dedicated to transferring the results of outstanding research in marine biotechnology into application.

GEOMAR-Biotech is the successor of the Kiel Centre for Marine Natural Products (also known as Kieler Wirkstoff-Zentrum, KiWiZ), which was founded in 2006 through financial support of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

GEOMAR-Biotech is led by Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir, who is also the head of the newly established Research Unit Marine Natural Product Chemistry within the Research Division Marine Ecology.

About us

GEOMAR-Biotech is the successor of the Kiel Centre for Marine Natural Products, (Kieler Wirkstoff-Zentrum, KiWiZ), which was founded as an initiative of the state Schleswig-Holstein. The state government of Schleswig-Holstein funded the installation and assembly of the KiWiZ laboratories, instrumentation and research staff for marine natural product research (2005-2010), as well as the establishment of a pure marine natural product library by KiWiZ (2008-2011). 

With the notification of the grant approval in December 2005 the KiWiZ started its work as an applied R&D project of the Research Unit (RU) Marine Microbiology of IFM-GEOMAR. In 2006, KiWiZ became operational at its current location Am Kiel-Kanal 44, with a primary focus on microbial marine natural products under the directorship of Prof. Johannes F. Imhoff.

In 2014, Prof. Deniz Tasdemir has been recruited through Helmholtz recruitment initiative to take over the leadership of the KiWiZ under the newly established Research Unit Marine Natural Products Chemistry. On 1st October 2015, KiWiZ was relaunched with a new name (GEOMAR-Biotech), and a new logo.

  • Partnerships, service and contract research
    GEOMAR-Biotech is interested in partnerships, as well as service and contract type research with industrial stakeholders.

    Please contact us on the following address:

    Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir

    Am Kiel-Kanal 44
    D-24106 Kiel
    Phone: +49-431 600-4430
    Fax: +49-431 600-4441
    E-mail: dtasdemir(at)geomar.de

  • GEOMAR-Biotech
    GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology


    Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir | Director
    Phone: +49-431 600-4430
    Fax: +49-431 600-4441
    E-mail: dtasdemir(at)geomar.de

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

    Personal Assistant / Office Management:
    Christina Mausolf
    Phone: ++49-431 600-4437
    Fax: ++49-431 - 600-4441
    E-mail: cmausolf(at)geomar.de