Principal Investigator, Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. Ute Hentschel Humeida

Institution

GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Research Division 3: Marine Ecology
Vita

Education/Training

2004
Habilitation in Microbiology, University of Würzburg

1989-1994
Graduate studies in Marine Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, USA and Ph.D. Degree

1986-1988
Undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Hannover and Bachelor’s Degree (Vordiplom)


Research Experience/Academic Appointments

Since 2015
Professor (W3) for Marine Microbiology and Head of Research Unit Marine Symbioses, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

2008-2015
Professor (W2) for Chemical and Microbial Ecology, University of Würzburg

2004-2009
Young Investigator Group Leader, Research Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Würzburg

1998-2003
Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg

1995-1997
Postdoctoral fellow at the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UC Santa Barbara, USA


Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Since 2017
Member Women’s Executive Board (WEB) GEOMAR

Since 2016
Steering Committee CRC 1182 Origin and Function of Metaorganisms

2019
Member of the Biodiversity-Expert Group on the Topic „Seas and Oceans“; Round Table of the German Federal Government on „Internationalisation of Education, Science and Research“

2017, 2019
Vice-Chair (2017) and chair (2019) of the Gordon Conference “Animal-Microbe Symbioses”, Mt. Snow, VT, USA

2017
Scientific Advisory Board “10th World Sponge Conference”, Galway, Ireland

2016
Frontiers in Microbiology Research Topic: “Experimental models in animal -associated microbiota” (Brucker, Bosch, Hentschel, editors)

2013
Member Helmholtz Review Panel POF “Oceans

2009-2017
VAAM-group leader “Symbiotic Interactions”

Associated Research Groups

Prof. Dr. Ute Hentschel Humeida
Publications

Publications

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2020
B1

Heterotrophy in the earliest gut: a single-cell view of heterotrophic carbon and nitrogen assimilation in sponge-microbe symbioses

Rix L, Ribes M, Coma R, Jahn M, van Oevelen D, de Goeij J, Escrig S, Meibom A, Hentschel U (2020) ISME J. doi: 10.1038/s41396-020-0706-3

2019
A4
B1
C2

A phage protein aids bacterial symbionts in eukaryote immune evasion

Jahn MT, Arkhipova K, Markert SM, Stigloher C, Lachnit T, Pita L, Kupczok A, Ribes M, Stengel ST, Rosenstiel P, Dutilh BE, Hentschel U (2019) Cell Host & Microbe, doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2019.08.019

2019
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INF
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Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms

Rausch P, Rühlemann M, Hermes BM, Doms S, Dagan T, Dierking K, Domin H, Fraune S, von Frieling J, Hentschel U, Heinsen F-A, Höppner M, Jahn MT, Jaspers C, Kissoyan KAB, Langfeldt D, Rehman A, Reusch TBH, Roeder T, Schmitz RA, Schulenburg H, Soluch R, Sommer F, Stukenbrock E, Weiland-Bräuer N, Rosenstiel P, Franke A, Bosch T, Baines JF (2019) Microbiome, doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0743-1

2019
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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

2019
A4
B1

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

2019
B1

Fueled by methane: deep-sea sponges from asphalt seeps gain their nutrition from methane-oxidizing symbionts

Rubin-Blum M, Antony CP, Sayavedra L, Martínez-Pérez C, Birgel D, Peckmann J, Wu Y, Cardenas P, MacDonald I, Marcon Y, Sahling H, Hentschel U, Dubilier N (2019) The ISME Journal , v 13, p 1209–1225. doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0346-7

2018

Marine Sponges as Chloroflexi Hot Spots: Genomic Insights and High-Resolution Visualization of an Abundant and Diverse Symbiotic Clade

Bayer K, Jahn M.T. , Slaby BM, Moitinho-Silva L and Hentschel U (2018) mSystems 3:e00150-18. doi:  10.1128/mSystems.00150-18

2018
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INF
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Differential expression of immune receptors in two marine sponges upon exposure to microbial-associated molecular patterns.

Pita L, Hoeppner MP, Ribes M, Hentschel U (2018); Sci Rep. 8(1):16081.doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34330-w

2018
B1

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

2018
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INF
Z2

The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems.

Pita L, Rix L, Slaby B M, Franke A, Hentschel U (2018); Microbiome, 6(46). doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0428-1

2018
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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

2016
A4
B1
Z2

Emerging Sponge Models of Animal-Microbe Symbioses.

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

2016
B1
Z2

Shedding light on cell compartmentation in the candidate phylum Poribacteria by high resolution visualisation and transcriptional profiling.

Jahn M T, Markert S M, Ryu T, Ravasi T, Stigloher C, U Hentschel, Moitinho-Silva L (2016); Scientific Reports, 6:35860. doi: 10.1038/srep35860

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