Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fraune

Institution

Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

Contact

Vita

Education/Training

12/2005 – 01/2009
Dissertation at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Zoological Institute, (supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bosch), Title: Towards understanding a holobiont: Host-microbe interaction in Hydra; “summa cum laude”

1999 – 2005
Diploma Biology (Microbiology, Limnology, Toxicology), Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany


Research Experience/Academic Appointments

since 2012
Assistant Project Manager for the laboratory of Prof. Bosch to work with genetically-modified organisms (S1)

since 02/2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany, group of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Bosch


Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

since 2013
Editorial service for scientific journal: Frontiers in Microbial Symbiosis – Associate Editor

since 2012
Referee service for scientific journals: Environmental Microbiology, PLoS ONE, Marine Biology, Bioessays, Frontiers in Microbial Symbiosis

2011
Awards: Poster Prize, Gordon Research Conference Antimicrobial Peptides in Innate Immunity – New Insights on an Ancient System

2008
Travel grant to participate at the 2nd ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes, San Diego (USA)

Research

Publications

2019

Neutrality in the metaorganism

Sieber M, Pita L, Weiland-Bräuer N, Dirksen P, Wang J, Mortzfeld B, Franzenburg S, Schmitz RA, Baines JF, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Schulenburg H, Bosch TCG, Traulsen A (2019) PLoS Biol., DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000298

Bdellovibrio and like organisms are predictors of microbiome diversity across diverse host groups.

Johnke J, Fraune S, Bosch TCG, Hentschel U, Schulenburg H (2019) Microbial Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s00248-019-01395-7

Resolving structure and function of metaorganisms through a holistic framework 2 combining reductionist and integrative approaches

Jaspers C, Fraune S, Consortium of Australian Academy of Science Boden Research Conference Participants, Arnold AE, Miller DJ, Bosch TCG, Voolstra CR (2019) Zoology. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2019.02.007

2018

Metabolic co-dependence drives the evolutionarily ancient Hydra-Chlorella symbiosis.

Hamada M, Schröder K, Bathia J, Kürn U, Fraune S, Khalturina M, Khalturin K, Shinzato C, Satoh N, Bosch TC (2018); Elife 7. pii: e35122. doi: 10.7554/eLife.35122

Carrying capacity and colonization dynamics of Curvibacter in the Hydra host habitat

Wein T, Dagan T, Fraune S, Bosch TCG, Reusch TBH and Hülter NF (2018) Front. Microbiol.https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00443

Predicted bacterial interactions affect in vivo microbial colonization dynamics in Nematostella

Domin H, Zurita-Gutiérrez Y, Scotti M, Buttlar J, Hentschel Humeida U and Fraune S  (2018) Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 728, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00728

Stem cell transcription factor FoxO controls microbiome resilience in Hydra.

Mortzfeld B M, Taubenheim J,Fraune S, Klimovich A V, Bosch T C G (2018); Front Microbiol., doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00629

Metaorganisms in extreme environments: do microbes play a role in organismal adaptation?

Bang C, Dagan T, Deines P, Dubilier N, Duschl W J, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Hirt H, Hülter N, Lachnit T, Picazo D, Galan P L, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Saad M M, Schmitz R A, Schulenburg H, Voolstra C R, Weiland-Bräuer N, Ziegler M, Bosch T C G (2018); Zoology, doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2018.02.004

2017

Temperate phages as self-replicating weapons in bacterial competition.

Li XY, Lachnit T, Fraune S, Bosch T C G, Traulsen A, Sieber M (2017); J R Soc Interface, 14(137). doi: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0563

FeaturedA secreted antibacterial neuropeptide shapes the microbiome of Hydra.

Augustin R, Schröder K, Murillo Rincón A P, Fraune S, Anton-Erxleben F, Herbst E M, Wittlieb J, Schwentner M, Grötzinger J, Wassenaar T M, Bosch T C G (2017); Nat Commun., 8(1):698. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00625-1

2016

Emerging Sponge Models of Animal-Microbe Symbioses.

Pita L, Fraune S, Hentschel U (2016); Front Microbiol., 7:2102. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02102

Using Nematostella vectensis to Study the Interactions between Genome, Epigenome, and Bacteria in a Changing Environment.

Fraune S, Forêt S, Reitzel A M (2016); Front. Mar. Sci., 3:148. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00148