Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Ute Hentschel-Humeida

Institution

GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Contact

Vita

Education/Training

2004
Habilitation in Microbiology, University of Würzburg

1989-94
Graduate studies in Marine Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, USA and Ph.D. Degree

1986-88
Undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Hannover and Bachelor’s Degree (Vordiplom)


Research Experience/Academic Appointments

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

2004-09
Young Investigator Group Leader, Research Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Würzburg

1998-03
Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg

1995-97
Postdoctoral fellow at the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UC Santa Barbara, USA


Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

ongoing
Reviewer services to > 15 journals in Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Marine Biotechnology, to the DFG, and to diverse international funding agencies

since 2013
“Member of the Irseer Naturstofftage Vorbereitungskreis”

since 2013
Editorial Board Memberships: Mar. Biotechnol. (since 2005), Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (since 2009), The Biol. Bull. (since 2009), Frontiers in Microbiol./Microb. Symbioses

since 2012
Editor (together with M. McFall-Ngai and V. Weis) for a special issue on “Discoveries in animal symbioses in the -omics age” in The Biological Bulletin

since 2011
University of Würzburg, Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS), Section Speaker “Integrative Biology”

since 2009
VAAM-group leader “Symbiotic Interactions”

Research

Publications

2018

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

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

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

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

Emerging Sponge Models of Animal-Microbe Symbioses.

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

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