Dr. Jan Strauss

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

FB 3: Marine Ökologie
FE Ökosystembiologie des Ozeans

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Raum: DW-219
E-Mail: jstrauss(at)geomar.de

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Ökosystembiologie des Ozeans
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel

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After graduating with an MSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Rostock, Germany, I earned a PhD in the field of Environmental and Marine Genomics from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. During my PhD and initial postdoctoral research, I developed a great interest in science at the interface of genetics and biological oceanography. Awarded with a Marie Curie Interdisciplinary Fellowship as well as an Add-On Fellowship for Systems Biology, I was able to gain more than five years interdisciplinary postdoctoral research experience at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) in Hamburg, Germany. Here, I applied systems biology approaches based on integrative bioinformatics, proteomics and molecular genetics that has led to several publications in international scientific journals, ranging from structural biology of bacterial membrane transporters to cell biology of human parasites.
Building upon my interdisciplinary research experience combining cellular and computational biology approaches my current research within the Ocean EcoSystems Biology unit at GEOMAR will aim to provide a mechanistic understanding of the factors that shape the growth, physiology and fate of globally abundant marine microalgae by integrating functional genomics with ocean field ecology.


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Strauss, J. , Choi, C. J., Grone, J., Wittmers, F., Jimenez-Thamm, V., Makareviciute-Fichtner, K. , Bachy, C. , Jaeger, G. S., Poirier, C., Eckmann, C., Spezzano, R., Löscher, C. R., Sarma, V. V. S. S., Mahadevan, A. and Worden, A. Z. (2023) The Bay of Bengal exposes abundant photosynthetic picoplankton and newfound diversity along salinity‐driven gradients. Open Access Environmental Microbiology, 25 (11). pp. 2118-2141. DOI 10.1111/1462-2920.16431.

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Strauss, J. , Deng, L., Gao, S., Toseland, A., Bachy, C. , Zhang, C., Kirkham, A., Hopes, A., Utting, R., Joest, E. F., Tagliabue, A., Löw, C., Worden, A. Z. , Nagel, G. and Mock, T. (2023) Plastid-localized xanthorhodopsin increases diatom biomass and ecosystem productivity in iron-limited surface oceans. Open Access Nature Microbiology, 8 . pp. 2050-2066. DOI 10.1038/s41564-023-01498-5.


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Ye, N., Han, W., Toseland, A., Wang, Y., Fan, X., Xu, D., van Oosterhout, C., Aslam, S. N., Barry, K., Beszteri, B., Brussaard, C., Clum, A., Copeland, A., Daum, C., Duncan, A., Eloe-Fadrosh, E., Fong, A., Foster, B., Foster, B., Ginzburg, M., Huntemann, M., Ivanova, N. N., Kyrpides, N. C., Martin, K., Moulton, V., Mukherjee, S., Palaniappan, K., Reddy, T. B. K., Roux, S., Schmidt, K., Strauss, J. , Timmermans, K., Tringe, S. G., Underwood, G. J. C., Valentin, K. U., van de Poll, W. H., Varghese, N., Grigoriev, I. V., Tagliabue, A., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Ma, J., Qiu, H., Li, Y., Zhang, X. and Mock, T. (2022) The role of zinc in the adaptive evolution of polar phytoplankton. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 6 . pp. 965-978. DOI 10.1038/s41559-022-01750-x.

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Liffner, B. , Balbin, J. M. , Shami, G. J., Strauss, J. , Frölich, S. , Heinemann, G. K., Alder, A. , Wichers, J. S. , Creek, D. J., Tilley, L. , Dixon, M. W. A. , Gilberger, T. W. and Wilson, D. W. (2022) Cell biological analysis reveals an essential role for Pfcerli2 in erythrocyte invasion by malaria parasites. Open Access Communications Biology, 5 . Art.Nr. 121. DOI 10.1038/s42003-022-03020-9.

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Bachy, C. , Hehenberger, E., Ling, Y. C., Needham, D. M., Strauss, J. , Wilken, S. and Worden, A. Z. (2022) Marine Protists: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to their Role in the Marine Microbiome. Open Access In: The Marine Microbiome. ; 3 . Springer, Basel, Switzerland, pp. 159-241. ISBN 978-3-030-90383-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-90383-1_4.

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Wichers, J. S. , Mesén-Ramírez, P. , Fuchs, G. , Yu-Strzelczyk, J. , Stäcker, J. , von Thien, H., Alder, A. , Henshall, I. , Liffner, B. , Nagel, G. , Löw, C. , Wilson, D. , Spielmann, T. , Gao, S. , Gilberger, T. W. , Bachmann, A. and Strauss, J. (2022) PMRT1, a Plasmodium specific parasite plasma membrane transporter is essential for asexual and sexual blood stage development. Open Access mBio, 13 (2). Art.Nr. e00623-22. DOI 10.1128/mbio.00623-22.


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Wichers, J. S. , van Gelder, C. , Fuchs, G. , Ruge, J. M. , Pietsch, E. , Ferreira, J. L. , Safavi, S. , von Thien, H., Burda, P. C. , Mesén-Ramirez, P. , Spielmann, T. , Strauss, J. , Gilberger, T. W. , Bachmann, A. and Phillips, M. (2021) Characterization of Apicomplexan Amino Acid Transporters (ApiATs) in the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Open Access mSphere, 6 (6). Art.Nr. e00743-21. DOI 10.1128/mSphere.00743-21.

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Wichers, J. S. , Wunderlich, J. , Heincke, D. , Pazicky, S. , Strauss, J. , Schmitt, M. , Kimmel, J. , Wilcke, L. , Scharf, S. , Thien, H., Burda, P. , Spielmann, T. , Löw, C. , Filarsky, M. , Bachmann, A. and Gilberger, T. W. (2021) Identification of novel inner membrane complex and apical annuli proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum . Open Access Cellular Microbiology, 23 (9). Art.Nr. e13341. DOI 10.1111/cmi.13341.

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Wichers, J. S. , Tonkin-Hill, G. , Thye, T. , Krumkamp, R. , Kreuels, B. , Strauss, J. , von Thien, H., Scholz, J. A., Smedegaard Hansson, H. , Weisel Jensen, R., Turner, L., Lorenz, F. R. , Schöllhorn, A. , Bruchhaus, I. , Tannich, E. , Fendel, R. , Otto, T. D. , Lavstsen, T. , Gilberger, T. W. , Duffy, M. F. and Bachmann, A. (2021) Common virulence gene expression in adult first-time infected malaria patients and severe cases. Open Access eLife, 10 . Art.Nr. e69040. DOI 10.7554/eLife.69040.


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Burda, P. C., Crosskey, T., Lauk, K., Zurborg, A., Söhnchen, C., Liffner, B., Wilcke, L., Pietsch, E., Strauss, J. , Jeffries, C. M., Svergun, D. I., Wilson, D. W., Wilmanns, M. and Gilberger, T. W. (2020) Structure-Based Identification and Functional Characterization of a Lipocalin in the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Open Access Cell Reports, 31 (12). p. 107817. DOI 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.107817.

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Lavoie, M., Saint-Beat, B., Strauss, J. , Guerin, S., Allard, A., V. Hardy, S., Falciatore, A. and Lavaud, J. (2020) Genome-Scale Metabolic Reconstruction and in Silico Perturbation Analysis of the Polar Diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus Predicts High Metabolic Robustness. Open Access Biology, 9 (2). Art.Nr. 30. DOI 10.3390/biology9020030.

Geiger, M., Brown, C., Wichers, J. S., Strauss, J. , Lill, A., Thuenauer, R., Liffner, B. , Wilcke, L., Lemcke, S., Heincke, D., Pazicky, S., Bachmann, A., Löw, C., Wilson, D. W., Filarsky, M., Burda, P. C., Zhang, K., Junop, M. and Gilberger, T. W. (2020) Structural Insights Into PfARO and Characterization of its Interaction With PfAIP. Journal of Molecular Biology, 432 (4). pp. 878-896. DOI 10.1016/j.jmb.2019.12.024.


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Wichers, J. S. , Scholz, J. A. M., Strauss, J. , Witt, S., Lill, A., Ehnold, L. I., Neupert, N., Liffner, B. , Lühken, R., Petter, M., Lorenzen, S., Wilson, D. W., Löw, C., Lavazec, C., Bruchhaus, I. , Tannich, E., Gilberger, T. W., Bachmann, A. and Boothroyd, J. C. (2019) Dissecting the Gene Expression, Localization, Membrane Topology, and Function of the Plasmodium falciparum STEVOR Protein Family. Open Access mBio, 10 (4). Art.Nr. e01500-19. DOI 10.1128/mBio.01500-19.

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Ural-Blimke, Y., Flayhan, A., Strauss, J. , Rantos, V., Bartels, K., Nielsen, R., Pardon, E., Steyaert, J., Kosinski, J., Quistgaard, E. M. and Löw, C. (2019) Structure of Prototypic Peptide Transporter DtpA from E. coli in Complex with Valganciclovir Provides Insights into Drug Binding of Human PepT1. Open Access Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (6). pp. 2404-2412. DOI 10.1021/jacs.8b11343.


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Aslam, S. N., Strauss, J. , Thomas, D. N., Mock, T. and Underwood, G. J. C. (2018) Identifying metabolic pathways for production of extracellular polymeric substances by the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus inhabiting sea ice. Open Access The ISME Journal, 12 (5). pp. 1237-1251. DOI 10.1038/s41396-017-0039-z.


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Paajanen, P., Strauss, J. , van Oosterhout, C., McMullan, M. , Clark, M. D. and Mock, T. (2017) Building a locally diploid genome and transcriptome of the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus. Open Access Scientific Data, 4 (1). Art.Nr. 170149 (2017). DOI 10.1038/sdata.2017.149.

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Mock, T., Otillar, R. P., Strauss, J. , McMullan, M., Paajanen, P., Schmutz, J., Salamov, A., Sanges, R., Toseland, A., Ward, B. J., Allen, A. E., Dupont, C. L., Frickenhaus, S., Maumus, F., Veluchamy, A., Wu, T., Barry, K. W., Falciatore, A., Ferrante, M. I., Fortunato, A. E., Glöckner, G., Gruber, A., Hipkin, R., Janech, M. G., Kroth, P. G., Leese, F., Lindquist, E. A., Lyon, B. R., Martin, J., Mayer, C., Parker, M., Quesneville, H., Raymond, J. A., Uhlig, C., Valas, R. E., Valentin, K. U., Worden, A. Z. , Armbrust, E. V., Clark, M. D., Bowler, C., Green, B. R., Moulton, V., Van Oosterhout, C. and Grigoriev, I. V. (2017) Evolutionary genomics of the cold-Adapted diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus. Open Access Nature, 541 (7638). pp. 536-540. DOI 10.1038/nature20803.


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Toseland, A., Daines, S. J., Clark, J. R., Kirkham, A., Strauss, J. , Uhlig, C., Lenton, T. M., Valentin, K., Pearson, G. A., Moulton, V. and Mock, T. (2013) The impact of temperature on marine phytoplankton resource allocation and metabolism. Nature Climate Change, 3 (11). pp. 979-984. DOI 10.1038/nclimate1989.

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