Dr. Martina Blümel

Forschungsbereich 3: Marine Ökologie
FE Marine Naturstoffchemie

E-Mail:  mbluemel(at)geomar.de

Wischhofstraße 1-3
24148 Kiel

  • Wissenschaftliche Interessen 

Microbiology (especially Marine Fungi), cultivation techniques for marine microorganisms, OSMAC, co-cultivation, marine natural products chemistry, biotechnology, microbial ecology, project management

  • Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

- Senior scientist position at GEOMAR, Research Unit Marine Natural Products Chemistry/ GEOMAR-Biotech, Kiel, since August 2016

- Project manager of DFG Priority Program 1530 at Kiel University, Plant Breeding Institute, Kiel, Germany, 2011-2016

- Postdoctoral position as Marine Microbiologist at IFM-GEOMAR (now GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany, 2006-2011

- PhD in Microbiology, Kiel University, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Kiel, Germany, 2001-2006

  • Veröffentlichungen 

Oppong-Danquah E, Passaretti C, Chianese O, Blümel M, Tasdemir D (2020). Mining the Metabolome and the Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Potential of Sea Foam-Derived Fungi. Mar Drugs 18(2):128.

Oppong-Danquah E, Budnicka P, Blümel M, Tasdemir D (2020). Design of Fungal Co-Cultivation Based on Comparative Metabolomics and Bioactivity for Discovery of Marine Fungal Agrochemicals. Mar Drugs 18(2):73.

Fan B, Dewapriya P, Li F, Blümel M, Tasdemir D (2020). Pyrenosetins A-C, New Decalinoylspirotetramic Acid Derivatives Isolated by Bioactivity-Based Molecular Networking From the Seaweed-Derived Fungus Pyrenochaetopsis Sp. FVE-001. Mar Drugs 18(1):47.

Fan B, Dewapriya P, Li F, Grauso L, Blümel M, Mangoni A, Tasdemir D (2020). Pyrenosetin D, a New Pentacyclic Decalinoyltetramic Acid Derivative From the Algicolous Fungus Pyrenochaetopsis Sp. FVE-087. Mar Drugs 18(6):E281. doi: 10.3390/md18060281. Mar Drugs. 18(1):47.

Bittkau KS, Dörschmann P, Blümel M, Tasdemir D, Roider J, Klettner A, Alban S (2019). Comparison of the Effects of Fucoidans on the Cell Viability of Tumor and Non-Tumor Cell Lines. Mar Drugs 17, 258. doi: doi.org/10.3390/md17050258

Parrot D., Blümel M., Utermann C., Chianese G., Krause S., Kovalev A., Gorb S.N., Tasdemir D. (2019). Mapping the Surface Microbiome and Metabolome of Brown Seaweed Fucus vesiculosus by Amplicon Sequencing, Integrated Metabolomics and Imaging Techniques. Sci Rep.9(1):1061. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37914-8.

Fan, B., Parrot, D., Blümel, M., Labes, A. und Tasdemir, D. (2019). Influence of OSMAC-Based Cultivation in Metabolome and Anticancer Activity of Fungi Associated with the Brown Alga Fucus vesiculosus. Marine Drugs, 17 (1).doi: 10.3390/md17010067

Oppong-Danquah, E., Parrot, D., Blümel, M., Labes, A. und Tasdemir, D. (2018). Molecular Networking-Based Metabolome and Bioactivity Analyses of Marine-Adapted Fungi Co-cultivated With Phytopathogens. Front Microbiol 9, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02072

Utermann C., Parrot D., Breusing C., Stuckas H., Staufenberger T., Blümel M., Tasdemir D. (2018). Combined genotyping, microbial diversity and metabolite profiling studies on farmed Mytilus spp. from Kiel fjord. Sci. Rep. 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26177-y

Blümel M., Dally N., Jung C. Flowering time regulation in crops - what did we learn from Arabidopsis? Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 2015, 32, 121-129

Thiel V., Hügler M., Blümel M., Baumann H., Gärtner A., Schmaljohann R., Strauss H., Garbe-Schönberg D., Petersen S., Cowart D.A., Fisher C.A., Imhoff J.F. Widespread Occurrence of Two Carbon Fixation Pathways in Tubeworm Endosymbionts: Lessons from Hydrothermal Vent Associated Tubeworms from the Mediterranean Sea. Front. Microbiol. 2012, 3, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00423

Wiese J., Ohlendorf B., Blümel M., Schmaljohann R., Imhoff J.F. Phylogenetic Identification of Fungi Isolated from the Marine Sponge Tethya aurantium and Identification of Their Secondary Metabolites. Mar. Drugs 2011, 9, 561-585

Tank M., Blümel M., Imhoff J.F. Communities of purple sulfur bacteria in a Baltic Sea coastal lagoon analyzed by pufLM gene libraries and the impact of temperature and NaCl concentration in experimental enrichment cultures. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 2011, 78, 428-438.

Gärtner A., Blümel M., Wiese J., Imhoff J.F. Isolation and characterization of bacteria from the Eastern Mediterranean deep sea. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2011, 100, 421-435

Lachnit T., Blümel M., Imhoff J.F., Wahl M. Specific epibacterial communities on macroalgae: phylogeny mahers more than habitat. Aquat. Biol. 2009, 5, 181-186.

Blümel M., Süling J., Imhoff J.F. Depth-specific distribution of Bacteroidetes in the oligotrophic Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 2007, 46, 209-224


  • Ausgewählte Poster

Fan B., Parrot D., Blümel M., Wenzel-Storjohann A., Labes A., Tasdemir, D. Applying OSMAC approach to marine fungi for discovery of new anticancer leads. 2nd conference of Marine fungal Natural Products (MaFNaP_2017), Kiel, Germany, 27- 29 June 2017

Oppong-Danquah E., Parrot D., Blümel M., Labes A., Tasdemir D. Discovery of novel anti-phytopathogenic agents through co-cultivation of marine-derived fungi. Conference on Advances in Integrated Ocean Research towards Sustainable Development, Kiel, Germany, 2-6 July 2017

Jung C., Blümel M. PP1530: Flowering Time control – from natural variation to crop improvement. Conference of the German Plant Breeding Society, Giessen, Germany, 28 Feb-1 March 2012 

  • Forschungsreisen

2011: POSEIDON 412 (Western Mediterranean Sea, Aeolian islands)

2006/7: METEOR 71/2 (Eastern Mediterranean Sea)

2005: SONNE 185 (Indian Ocean, Timor Strait, Arafura Sea)

2003: POLARSTERN ARK XIX/4a (East Greenland Sea)

2002: POLARSTERN ARK XVIII/1a (Denmark Strait, East Greenland Sea)

2002: ARNE TISELIUS (North Sea, Swedish West Coast)

2000: ALKOR 156 (Baltic Sea, Gotland Deep)

1999: METEOR 44/4 (Eastern Mediterranean Sea)