Dr. Till Bayer


Forschungsbereich 3: Marine Ökologie
Marine Evolutionsökologie


Raum: 1.507
Telefon: +49 431 600-4572
E-Mail: tbayer(at)geomar.de


Wischhoftstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel


Ich interessiere mich für Symbiose in marinen Organismen, wie den Korallen-Dinoflagellaten-Bakterien "Holobionten", und für die Genome und Evolution von Dinoflagellaten. Ich verwende hauptsächlich bioinformatische Methoden in meiner Forschung.

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • Seit 2013: Wissenschaftler am GEOMAR
  • 2010-2013: Wissenschaftler an der King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabien
  • 2008-2009: Bioinformatiker am Max Planck Institut für Evolutionsbiologie in Plön
  • 2004-2008: Doktorand am Institut für Genetik der Universität zu Köln
  • 1998-2004: Studium der Biologie an der Universität zu Köln



  • Scott, R., Biastoch, A., Agamboue, P. D., Bayer, T., Boussamba, F. L., Formia, A., … others. (2017). Spatio-temporal variation in ocean current-driven hatchling dispersion: Implications for the world’s largest leatherback sea turtle nesting region. Diversity and Distributions, 23(6), 604–614. doi:10.1111/ddi.12554
  • Aranda, M., Li, Y., Liew, Y. J., Baumgarten, S., Simakov, O., Wilson, M. C., Piel, J., Ashoor, H., Bougouffa, S., Bajic, V.B., Ryu, T., Ravasi, T., Bayer, T., ... others. (2016). Genomes of coral dinoflagellate symbionts highlight evolutionary adaptations conducive to a symbiotic lifestyle. Scientific Reports, 6, 39734. doi:10.1038/srep39734
  • Baltazar-Soares, M., Bracamonte, S. E., Bayer, T., Chain, F. J. J., Hanel, R., Harrod, C., & Eizaguirre, C. (2016). Evaluating the adaptive potential of the European eel: is the immunogenetic status recovering? PeerJ, 4, e1868. doi:10.7717/peerj.1868
  • Breusing, C., Biastoch, A., Drews, A., Metaxas, A., Jollivet, D., Vrijenhoek, R. C., … Reusch, T. B. H. (2016). Biophysical and Population Genetic Models Predict the Presence of “Phantom” Stepping Stones Connecting Mid-Atlantic Ridge Vent Ecosystems. Current Biology, 26(17), 2257–2267. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.062
  • Olsen, J. L., Rouzé, P., Verhelst, B., Lin, Y.-C., Bayer, T., Collen, J., … Van de Peer, Y. (2016). The genome of the seagrass Zostera marina reveals angiosperm adaptation to the sea. Nature, 530(7590), 331–335. doi:10.1038/nature16548
  • Daniels, C., Baumgarten, S., Yum, L. K., MIchell, C. T., Bayer, T., Arif, C., … Voolstra, C. R. (2015). Metatranscriptome analysis of the reef-building coral Orbicella faveolata indicates holobiont response to coral disease. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, 62. doi:10.3389/fmars.2015.00062
  • Roder, C., Bayer, T., Aranda, M., Kruse, M., & Voolstra, C. R. (2015). Microbiome structure of the fungid coral Ctenactis echinata aligns with environmental differences. Molecular Ecology, n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/mec.13251
  • Arif, C., Daniels, C., Bayer, T., Banguera-Hinestroza, E., Barbrook, A., Howe, C. J., … Voolstra, C. R. (2014). Assessing Symbiodinium diversity in scleractinian corals via next-generation sequencing-based genotyping of the ITS2 rDNA region. Molecular Ecology, 23(17), 4418–4433. doi:10.1111/mec.12869
  • Dobretsov, S., Thomason, J., & Williams, D. N. (2014). Biofouling Methods. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Roder, C., Arif, C., Bayer, T., Aranda, M., Daniels, C., Shibl, A., … Voolstra, C. R. (2014). Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease in a comparative coral species framework. The ISME Journal, 8(1), 31–39. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.127
  • Baumgarten, S., Bayer, T., Aranda, M., Liew, Y. J., Carr, A., Micklem, G., & Voolstra, C. R. (2013). Integrating microRNA and mRNA expression profiling in Symbiodinium microadriaticum, a dinoflagellate symbiont of reef-building corals. BMC Genomics, 14(1), 704. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-704
  • Bayer, T., Arif, C., FerrierPags, C., Zoccola, D., Aranda, M., & Voolstra, C. R. (2013). Bacteria of the genus Endozoicomonas dominate the microbiome of the Mediterranean gorgonian coral Eunicella cavolini. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 479, 75–84. doi:10.3354/meps10197
  • Bayer, T., Neave, M. J., Alsheikh-Hussain, A., Aranda, M., Yum, L. K., Mincer, T., … Voolstra, C. R. (2013). The Microbiome of the Red Sea Coral Stylophora pistillata Is Dominated by Tissue-Associated Endozoicomonas Bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(15), 4759–4762. doi:10.1128/AEM.00695-13
  • Jessen, C., Villa Lizcano, J. F., Bayer, T., Roder, C., Aranda, M., Wild, C., & Voolstra, C. R. (2013). In-situ Effects of Eutrophication and Overfishing on Physiology and Bacterial Diversity of the Red Sea Coral Acropora hemprichii. PLoS ONE, 8(4), e62091. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062091
  • Nanninga, G., Mughal, M., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Bayer, T., & Berumen, M. (2013). Development of 35 novel microsatellite markers for the two-band anemonefish Amphiprion bicinctus. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5(2), 515–518. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9841-0
  • Aranda, M., DeSalvo, M. K., Bayer, T., Medina, M., & Voolstra, C. R. (2012). Evolutionary insights into scleractinian corals using comparative genomic hybridizations. BMC Genomics, 13(1), 501. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-501
  • Banguera-Hinestroza, E., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Bayer, T., Berumen, M. L., & Voolstra, C. R. (2012). Characterization of new microsatellite loci for population genetic studies in the Smooth Cauliflower Coral (Stylophora sp.) - Springer. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5(2), 561–563. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9852-x
  • Bayer, T., Aranda, M., Sunagawa, S., Yum, L. K., DeSalvo, M. K., Lindquist, E., … Medina, M. (2012). Symbiodinium Transcriptomes: Genome Insights into the Dinoflagellate Symbionts of Reef-Building Corals. PLoS ONE, 7(4), e35269. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035269
  • Aranda, M., Banaszak, A. T., Bayer, T., Luyten, J. R., Medina, M., & Voolstra, C. R. (2011). Differential sensitivity of coral larvae to natural levels of ultraviolet radiation during the onset of larval competence. Molecular Ecology, 20(14), 2955–2972. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05153.x
  • Ryu, T., Mavromatis, C. H., Bayer, T., Voolstra, C. R., & Ravasi, T. (2011). Unexpected complexity of the Reef-Building Coral Acropora millepora transcription factor network. BMC Systems Biology, 5(1), 58. doi:10.1186/1752-0509-5-58
  • Voolstra, C. R., Sunagawa, S., Matz, M. V., Bayer, T., Aranda, M., Buschiazzo, E., … Medina, M. (2011). Rapid Evolution of Coral Proteins Responsible for Interaction with the Environment. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e20392. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020392
  • Wolf, J. B. W., Bayer, T., Haubold, B., Schilhabel, M., Rosenstiel, P., & Tautz, D. (2010). Nucleotide divergence vs. gene expression differentiation: comparative transcriptome sequencing in natural isolates from the carrion crow and its hybrid zone with the hooded crow. Molecular Ecology, 19 Suppl 1, 162–175. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04471.x