RD3- / RU-Seminars

Information concerning location of rooms see floor plan.




Dr. Constanze Kuhlisch, Weizmann Institut, Rehovot, Israel

Expanding the syllabus of marine phytoplankton interactions during bloom successionvirtual
06.02.2020 /
Dr. Benjamin Müller (University of Amsterdam)

Friend or foe? - Do sponges promote or buffer against the microbialization of reefs?

19.12.2019 / 13:15Dr. Panos G. Kalatzis (Marine Biological Station, University of Copenhagen)Going viral against marine bacteria: Bacteriophages against marine vibrios.   B54
12.12.2019 / 13:15Dr. Katja Heubel (FTZ Westküste, Büsum)Context-dependent reproductive decisions along an ecological gradient B54

28.11.2019 / 13:15

Svenja Christiansen (University of Oslo)t.b.a.  B54
24.10.2019 / 13:15Dr. Tyler J. Carrier (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)t.b.a. B54
19.09.2019 / 13:15Dipl.-Ing. Marcel Rothenbeck (GEOMAR FB4)
(host: F. Weinberger)
AUVs for shallow water applications B54
29.08.2019 / 13:15Dr. Yvonne Sawall, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (host: M. Wahl)Drivers of coral and coral reef metabolism B54
20.08.2019 / 15:00Dr. Stefan Siebert, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA (host: Frank Melzner)Whole animal single-cell RNAseq reveals stem cell differentiation trajectories in Hydra B54
27.06.2019 / 13:15Prof. Marjolijn Christiansen, Wageningen University, Netherlands (host: Marlene Wall)Global change and seagrass ecosystem services B54
06.06.2019 / 13:15Dr. Matthias Labrenz, Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde (host: Erik Borchert)Microplastics: Transport vehicles for POP, microorganisms and pathogens? B54
09.05.2019 / 13:15Dr. Jörg Süling, GEOMAR FB3The Nagoya Protocol: revisited - questions and answers B54
18.04.2019 / 13:15Manuel Dureuil, Dalhousie University, Halifax/Canada (host: Rainer Froese)Conservation status of sharks and rays in the North Atlantic B54
28.3.2019 / 13:15Prof. Jens Greinert, GEOMAR FB2 (host: Frank Melzner)Munition Dump Sites in Kiel Bay: Inventory, threats and ecological niche? - The UDEMM Project and its 'final' results. B54
21.03.2019 / 13:15Dr. Robert Ellis, University of Exeter/U.K. (host: Frank Melzner)t.b.a. B54
28.02.2019 / 13:15Dr. Thomas Wichard, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (host: Florian Weinberger)Macroalgal-bacterial interactions: Insights into the chemical ecology and developmental biology of the sea lettuce Ulva (Chlorophyta) B54
17.01.2019 / 13:15Dr. Furu Mienis, NIOZ, Texel/Neitherlands  (host: Beate Slaby)

Oases in the deep-sea: Why do they grow where they grow

10.01.2019  / 13:15Dr. Kristina Boerder, Dalhousie University, Halifax/Canada (host: Rainer Froese) Tracking global fisheries from space: patterns, problems, and protected areas B54
20.12.2018 / 13:15Dr. Luisa Galgani, University of Siena/Italy (host: Mark Lenz)Microplastics in marine surface waters: recent findings of the H2020 POSEIDOMM project B54
13.12.2018 / 13:15Dr. Jonathan Havenhand, University of Gothenburgh, Tjärnö/Sweden (host: Giannina Hattich)Testing the ecological impacts of climate change – have we got the wrong end of the stick? B54
20.11.2018 /  10.15 AM (!!)
Prof. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA (host: Florian Weinberger) Investigating the life cycle dynamics of the invasive seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla B54
08.11.2018 / 13:15Dr. Christian Jogler, Department of Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (host: Deniz Tasdemir)Planctomycetes: neglected major players in marine habitats B54
11.10.2018 / 13:15Dr. Jonathan Todd, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K.  (host: Mahasweta Saha)Marine Microbial DMSP Synthesis - from genes to microbes to pathways B54
04.10.2018 / 13:15 Dr. Nathalie Loick-Wilde, Institut für Ostseeforschung, Warnemünde (IOW) (host: Frank Melzner)The planktonic food web structure in future oceans B54
02.10.2018 / 10:15 (!)Dr. Francisco Arenas, CIIMAR, Porto, PortugalLiving on the edge: the consequences of ocean climate change in the coastal assemblages of Portugal B54
13.09.2013 / 13:15 Prof. Torsten Thomas, University of New South Wales, Sydney/Australia (host: Ute Hentschel-Humeida)Functional diversity and interactions in the sponge holobiont B54
06.09.2018 / 13:15Dr. Suhelen Egan, University of New South Wales, Sydney/Australia (host: Ute Hentschel-Humeida)Diversity and function of the seaweed microbiome 075
30.08.2018 / 13:15

Dr. Scarlett Sett (Scientific Coordinator at the Excellence Cluster Future Ocean, Kiel) 

The Nagoya protocol - practical implications for non-commercial research

05.07.2018 / 13:00

Prof Iliana Baums, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. (host:Thorsten Reusch)

Somatic mutations, epigenetic divergence and a shift towards asexual reproduction in ancient coral genets

22.05.2018 / 11:00Dr. Jack Silverman, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Institute (IOLR), Haifa (host: )

The fate of coral reefs in the 21st century - a geochemical perspective

03.05.2018 /
Dr. Tania Aires,
Centro de Ciências do Mar|CCMAR, Faro/Portugal
(host: F. Weinberger)
t.b.a. B54
19.04.2018 / 13:15Prof. Vera Meyer, TU Berlin (host: D. Tasdemir)The path to success in cell factory engineering: Aspergillus niger as a paradicmatic example B54
12.04.2018 / 13:15Prof. Hinrich Schulenburg, CAU Kiel (host: D. Tasdemir)How to exploit evolutionary trade-offs to combat antibiotic resistance B54
22.03.2018 /
Michael Raatz, Ph.D.
Universität Potsdam
(host: C. Pansch)
How to cope with nutritional (co-)limitation in variable environments - the temporal scale of diet variability matters B54

16.03.2018 /

Prof. Benjamin Vallejo Jr. University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
(host: R. Froese)
10 year research on biological invasion in Manila Bay.
01.02.2018 / 13:15

Dr. Wolfgang Streit, University Hamburg
(host: D. Tasdemir)

Deep-mining in Marine and Terrestrial Metagenomes


25.01.2018 / 13:15Dr. Melody S. Clarke, British Antarctic Survey
(host: F. Melzner)
Cool genomics B54
18.01.2018 / 13:15

Thomas Greiber, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (host: J. Süling)

Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Germany B54
23.11.2017 / 13:15Dr. Andy Booth, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim/Norway (host: J. Javid)PLASTOX: a big assessment of small particles? B54
19.10.2017 / 13:15Dr. Maria Garcia-Altares Pérez, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Jena (host: L. Pita Galan)Natural products from the microbial world: monitoring by mass spectrometry B54
21.09.2017 / 13:15Prof. Dr. Catriona Hurd, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, Hobart/Australia (host: M. Wahl)Predicting the responses of seaweeds to ocean acidification: a physiological perspective B54
14.09.2017 / 13:15Dr. Mahasweta Saha, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex (host F. Weinberger)Seaweeds, their second skin and their volatilome B54
07.09.2017 / 13:15Dr. Daniel R. Mende, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA (host U. Hentschel Humeida)Large scale metagenomics reveals a genomic transition zone and intricate diversity patterns in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre B54
24.08.17 / 10:00Jahangir Vajedsamiei (EÖB)Growth response of mussels to thermal fluctuationsHB-S

27.7.17 / 13:15

Dr. Alexandra Z. Worden, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing/U.S.A. (host U. Hentschel Humeida)

Connecting molecular microbial oceanography with GEOMAR science? B54
20.07.2017 / 10:00Claudia Bommarito (EÖB)Facing climate change: will trematodes enjoy saltier and warmer home?HB-S
13.07.2017 / 10:00Guido Bonthond (EÖB)Disease, adaptation and ecosystem invasion of the Rhodophyte Gracialaria vermyculophylla from a holobiont perspectiveHB-S
06.07.2017 / 13:15Prof. Dr. Joachim Gröger, von-Thünen-Institut, Hamburg (host: A. Bockelmann)UFO - underwater fish observatory075
06.07.2017 / 10:00Maysa Ito (EÖB)Grazing activity under temperature gradient: what is the experiment telling us?HB-S
29.06.2017 / 10:30Alex Quijada-Rodriguez, University of Manitoba (host: Frank Melzner, EÖB)The threat of freshwater acidification to juvenile crustaceansHB-S
29.06.2017 / 10:00Trystan Sanders (EÖB)Calcification costs and osmotic stress in Mytilus edulisHB-S
22.06.2017 / 10:00Kirti Ramesh (EÖB)Response of extracellular pH in the calcification space of Mytilus larvae to elevated CO2HB-S
22.06.2017 / 13:15Prof. Dr. Martin Zimmer, ZMT Bremen / Dr. F. WeinbergerMangroves: what do we (need to) know to ensure conservation and sustainable management? B54
15.06.2017 /13:15Prof. Elena Litchman, Michigan State University (host: B. Matthiessen)
Community ecology and evolution of phytoplankton and other microbes.
15.06.2017 /12:00Prof. Wei Zhang, Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development, Flinders University, Adelaide/AustraliaMarine Biotechnology and Bioproducts: Ocean of Opportunities for Australia and International Partnership 075
15.06.2017 / 10:00Johanna Krüger (EÖB)PhD report: Learning with simulationsHB-S
08.06.17 / 10:00Florian Weinberger (EÖB)Perception of beach cast by beach usersHB-S
08.06.2017 /

Prof. Dr. Helge B. Bode, FB Biowissenschaften & Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (BMLS) Goethe Universität Frankfurt / Prof. Dr. U. Hentschel Humeida (MI)

Small talk in nematode holobionts - from microbial ecology to synthetic biologyB54
06.06.2017 / 11:00Prof. James T. Carlton, Williams College, Mystic/Connecticut, U.S.A. (host: T. Guy-Haim)Tsunami-Driven Megarafting:  A Massive Transoceanic Species Dispersal Event and Implications for Marine Biogeography and Conservation Biology 075
01.06.2017 / 10:00Thea Hamm (EÖB)PhD reportHB-S
01.06.2017 / 10:30Miriam Beck (EÖB)"Grazing under climate change: a mesocosm experiment"HB-S
01.06.2017 / 13:15Dr. Anna Roik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (host: Prof. U. Hentschel - Humeida)t.b.a.B54
27.04.2017 / 13:15

Prof. Dr. Orazio TaglialatelaScafati

Pharmaceutical Biology

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II – COINOR / Prof. Dr. D. Tasdemir (MN)

Plakortis polyketides: a treasure trove of structural diversity and biological activityB54
20.04.17 / 13:00

Dr. Elliot Scanes

University of Sydney

/ F. Melzner (EÖB)

Intertidal oysters reach their physiological limit in a future high-CO2 worldHB-S
30.03.2017 / 14:30Dr. Cristina Dorador Associated Professor Biotechnology University of Antofagasta, Chile / Prof. Dr. U. Hentschel HumeidaMicrobial rare biosphere in polyextreme environmentsB54
30.03.2017 / 13:15Maren Ziegler, KAUST / Prof. Dr. U. Hentschel HumeidaBacterial community dynamics are linked to patterns of coral heat toleranceB54
30.03.2017 / 13:15Claudia Pogoreutz, KAUST / Prof. Dr. U. Hentschel HumeidaHighly selected coral holobionts: implications for acclimatization and adaptationB54
23.03.2017/ 10:00Frank Melzner / EÖBAmmonia tolerance in copepods, CO2 in shrimp aquaculture, guests & plans 2017HB-S
16.03.2017 / 10:00Martin Wahl /EÖBResponses of a macrophyte community to OA, OW and OAWHB-S
02.03.2017 / 10:00Tamar Guy-Haim / EÖB"Jonah and the whale" - Ichthyochory as a novel marine bioinvasion and long-distance dispersal vectorHB-S
21.02.2017 / 14:00Christiane Schmidt / Prof. Martin Wahl EÖBThermal adaptation of symbiont-bearing foraminifera from extremely warm environmentsHB-S
02.02.2017 / 13:15Prof. Dr. Jamie Dickt.b.a. - ecology / invasion biologyB54
26.01.2017 / 10:20Dr. Christian PanschLab-based all year round anti-fouling bioassay to screen for pre- and post-settlement biocide activity against barnaclesHB-S
26.01.2017 / 10:00Dennis Petersen, Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, Kiel UniversityThe Importance of Surface Property and Structure for the Adhesion in BarnaclesHB-S

18.01.2017 / 15:00

Prof. Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) / Prof. D. Tasdemir (MN)Innovative antibiotics from microorganisms: Some case studies.075
08.12.2016 / 13:15Dr. Rafal Bernas, Instytut Rybactwa Śródlądowego w Olsztynie, Poland / Dr. C. Petereit (EV)Genetic aspects of stocking – some examples from southern Baltic areaB54
01.12.2016 / 10:00Mahasweta SahaWarmer does not mean weaker: Impact of heatwaves on antibacterial defense of the temperate brown seaweed Fucus vesiculosus and the seagrass Zostera marinaHB-S
01.12.2016 / 13:15Dr. Timo Arula, University of Tartu, Estonia / Dr. C. Clemmesen (EV)Over an half century of herring larvae surveys in the NE Baltic Sea - what we have learnedB54
24.11.2016 / 10:00Alix Harvey, MBA, Plymouth, UKFrom skates to squid axons - 125 years of research in the aquarium of the Marine Biological AssociationHB-S
17.11.2016 / 13:15Prof. Frank Oliver Glöckner, MPI Bremen/ Prof. U. Hentschel (MI)Ocean Sampling Day(s): Monitoring the Anthropogenic Impact on Microbial Communities in Coastal Marine EcosystemsB54
03.11.2016 / 13:15

Dr. Jasper de Goeij, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands  / Prof. Dr. U. Hentschel - Humeida (MI)

Sponges bring life to shallow and deep coral reefs: From cells to ecosystemsB54
20.10.2016/ 12:00Dr. Jonne Kotta, Univ. of Tartu, Estonia/ Dr. Jörn Thomsen, Dr. Frank Melzner (EÖB)Some novel ways to model the patterns of distribution and functioning of benthic communities under current and future climate

12  October, 2016 / 13:00

João Canning-Clode

Dr. Elizabetha Briski EÖN

Biological invasions in the sea: lessons from offshore islands and on climate change

22.09.2016 / 13:15Francesco Paolo Mancuso (EÖB)Effects of local and global stressors on the status and future persistence of intertidal canopy-forming algaeB54
15.09.2016 / 10:00Prof. Martin WahlDiscussion on improvement and re-submission of the DIP proposal "Climate change pressure on marine ecosystems: from evolutionary resilience to ecological tipping points"HB-S
01.09.2016 / 13:15Prof. Dr. Nadine A. Strydom, Port Elizabeth, South Africa/ Dr. C. Clemmesen (EV)The costs of bias in science? Case studies from South African estuarine fish ecologyB54
18.08.2016 / 10:00Dr. Ali Nasrolahi (EÖB)Warming increases hard-shelled biofouling performanceHB-S
28.07.2016 / 10:00Joshua Kiesel (EÖB)Comparing total and diffusive oxygen uptake rates of shelf and deep sea sediments from the Arctic OceanHB-S
21.07.2016 / 13:15

Prof. Brent R. Copp, Univ. of Auckland / Prof. D. Tasdemir (MN)

Marine chemical ecology of New Zealand shallow water organisms

21.07.2016 / 10:00Christian Pansch (EÖB)A new mesocosms system to simulate temperature, salinity and pH fluctuations - from single species- to community experimentsHB-S
14.07.2016 / 14:00Sottorff, Ignacio (MI)tba075
07.07.2016 / 13:00Bayer, Kristina (MI)Microbial abundances and metabolic functions of sponge microbiomes075
04.07.2016 / 11:30Berghoff, Luisa (EV)Seasonal condition and growth performance of Eastern Baltic cod larvae based on RNA/DNA ratios075
30.06.2016 / 10:00Thea Hamm (EÖB)Master thesis defence: Tolerance of tropical sea anemones to heat stressHB-S
30.06.2016 / 13:15Prof. Thorsten Burmester, University of Hamburg / Dr. F. Melzner (EÖB)When the brain goes diving: A metabolic and genomic perspective of hypoxia tolerance of the seal brainB54
30.06.2016 / 14:00Martin Jahn (MI)tba075
16.06.2016 / 10:30Mahasweta Saha (EÖB)Test Talk for ICMCFHB-S
16.06.2016 / 10:00Prof. Martin Wahl (EÖB)Ecological modulation of stress: the percolation of complex global change through a macrophyte community(test talk for ITRS)HB-S
16.06.2016 / 13:15Dr. Colin Ingham, MicroDish BV, Utrecht / Prof. D. Tasdemir (MN)Microcultivation chips for microbiology - can we build a better Petri dish...? B54
15.06.2016 / 13:15Dr. Jeanette H. Andersen, University of Tromso / Prof. D. Tasdemir (MN)Bioactive compounds from Arctic waters B54
13.06.2016 / 12:00Dr. Susanne Wilken, MBARI, USA / Prof. U. Hentschel-Humeida (MI)Mixotrophic protists in aquatic ecosystems - both primary producers and consumersB54
09.06.2016 / 13:15Dr. Bruce Robison, MBARI, USA / Dr. H. Hoving (EV)Advances in Deep Pelagic BiologyAbstractB54
09.06.2016 / 10:00Prof. Martin Wahl (EÖB)Fouling in times of global change - DRAFT!HB-S
02.06.2016 / 13:15Dr. Tobias Kaiser (Vienna) / Prof. T. Reusch (EV)From genome to function: Timing adaptations in the intertidal insect Clunio marinusB54
02.06.2016 / 13:00Yu-Chen Wu (MI)Ecological interactions between the spongivorous Tylodina perversa and the sponge Aplysina aerophoba - Part II075
02.06.2016 / 10:00Mahasweta Saha (EÖB)

Test Talk for Royal Society (Seaweed Bacteria Interactions)

& 10:30 Smell of Seaweeds

26.05.2016 / 13:15Dr. Agnes Mittermayr / Dr. B. Matthiessen (EÖ-N)t.b.a., stable isotopes and food webs B54
26.05.2016 / 14:00

Giampiero Batani –

Visiting PhD-student / (MI)

Localisation and culturing of microbial symbionts in marine sponges075
19.05.2016/ 10:00Sophie Steinhagen (EÖB)PhD report & insights into new ProjectHB-S

12.05.2016 /


Clarissa Karthäuser (MI)Biodiversity of sulfate-reducing and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria based on functional gene studies075
21.03.2016 / 14:00

Dr. Vera Thiel / Prof. J.F. Imhoff (MI)

50 years of study of Yellowstone‘s Mushroom Spring microbial mat: An onoing journey of discoveries 075
21.03.2016 / 11:00Dr. Alex Worden, MBARI / : Prof. T. Reusch (EV)Ecology and evolution of marine phytoplankton 075
17.03.2016 / 13:15Dr. Florian Altermatt / Dr. B. Matthiessen (EÖ-N)t.b.a., spatial ecology B54
10.03.2016 / 13:15Dr. Mridul Thomas / Prof. T. Reusch (EV)Phytoplankton traits across space and time - Linking environmental variation with community patterns B54
03.03.2016 / 13:15Dr. Miguel Frada / Prof. T. DaganPhenotypic plasticity underlies escape from viruses in a marine phytoplankton B54 
11.02.2016 / 13:15Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius / Dr. J. Javidpour (EÖ-N)The risk of marine bioinvasion by global shipping B54
11.02.2016 / 14:00Ignacio Sottorf (V: MI)Easter island bacteria as a new source of antibiotics 075
28.01.2016 / 13:15Prof. Justin Ries / M. Wall (EÖ-B)Impacts of ocean acidification on marine calcification: past, present and future B54
19.01.2016 / 14:00Prof. Rohan Davis / Prof. D. Tasdemir (MN)Chemical and biological adventures with indole alkaloids from Australian marine invertebrates  B54
16.12.2015 / 16:15Dr. Georg Steinert / Prof. U. Hentschel (MI)Analysing environmental patterns in sponge-associated microbial communities using high-throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing  B54
03.12.2015 / 14:15PhD Laura Rix / Prof. U. Hentschel (MI)Carbon and nitrogen cycling by Red Sea coral reef sponges  075
26.11.2015 / 14:15Katherine Duncan PhD / Prof. U. Hentschel (MI)Marine microbial metabolomics – addressing big picture questions in the comparative –omics era 075
16.11.2015 / 13:15 Prof. Dr. Heike K. Lotze / EV New targets: Past & current trends, drivers and ecosystem consequences of invertebrate fisheries B54
12.11.2015 / 13:15Beate Slaby PhD / MICyanobacterial Symbionts in Marine Sponges  075
05.11.2015 / 13:15Dr. Usama Ramadan Abdelmohsen / Prof. U. Hentschel (MI)Natural products repertoire of marine sponge-associated actinomycetes 075
05.11.2015 / 14:15Cheng Cheng / (MI)Biodiversity, anti-trypanosomal activity screening, and metabolomic profiling of actinomycetes isolated from Mediterranean sponges 075
07.10.2015 / 14:00Dr. Rodrigo Costa / (MI)The microbiome of keratose marine sponges: spatiotemporal dynamics and functional attributes 075
01.07.2015 / 13:00Dr. Fernando Reyes / Prof. D. Tasdemir (MN)Marine actinomycetes as source of new antimicrobial molecules  B54
07.05.2015 / 13:15Dr. Alex Crawford / (MN)In vivo bioassays based on model organisms to identify biomedically relevant marine metabolites  B54
23.04.2015 / 12:45Dr. Russel Kerr / Prof. D. Tasdemir (MN)Opportunities and Challenges in Marine Natural Product Discovery  B54



EV: Marine Evolutionary Ecology

EÖ-N: Experimental Ecology: Food Webs

OEB: Ocean EcoSystems Biology

MS: Marine Symbioses

MN: Marine Natural Products Chemistry



023/024: small Conference Room (Westshore)

060: Terminal Room (Westshore)

075: large Conference Room (Westshore)

B52: large Practical Room (Westshore)

B54: Lecture Hall (Westshore)

B55: Seminar Room (Westshore)

B106: small Practical Room (Westshore)

HB-S: Seminar Room Hohenbergstraße