Ute Hentschel Humeida ranked “Highly Cited Researcher” again

Ute Hentschel Humeida has been Professor of Marine Microbiology at Kiel University since 2015 and heads the research unit “Marine Symbioses” at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. After 2021, she is represented in the ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers” for the second time, making her one of the most cited 6,938 researchers worldwide. For around 20 years she has been researching marine microorganisms and how they affect their animal hosts. Her research group focuses in particular on marine sponges and their microbial symbiotic communities. Sponges have a simple body structure that contains neither organs nor nerve, sensory or muscle cells. What is special about them is their filtering system. The entire body is geared to this function, so that a kilogram of sponge can filter up to a ton of water a day. Hentschel Humeida’s work is, among other things, an important part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms” at Kiel University, which is dedicated to investigating the functional consequences of the interaction of microbial symbionts with a multicellular host organism.

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