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Ongoing projects

OTC-Genomics (Coordinator, PI)
OTC Rostock: Innovative Analyseverfahren für die Umweltüberwachung aquatischer Lebensräume auf der Grundlage von Nukeinsäurerequenzierung (BMBF)
EU Projekt BaltVib (Coordinator, PI)
Pathogenic Vibrio bacteria in the current and future Baltic Sea waters: mitigating the problem (EU programme BiodivERsA)
The role of host-microbiome interactions in physiological performance of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas in extreme habitats (DFG)
The role of inorganic phosphate supply on the development of cyanobacterial summer blooms in the Baltic Sea
(Leibniz Association)
PaintSed (Coordinator, PI)
Paint Particles in Marine Sediment: Interactions with Microbiota and Effects on Sediment Processes (DFG)

Finished projects

Characterization of the fate of microplastic in the Pacific Ocean
Multilevel assessment of microplastics and associated pollutants in the Baltic Sea (BONUS)
MicroCatch_Balt (Coordinator, PI)
Analysing Microplastics Sinks and Sources from a typical Catchment area to the open Baltic (BMBF)
Strategies for the reduction of urban plastic emissions into limnic systems (BMBF)
Environmental change affecting COastal ecosystems of tropical China during the Anthropocene: Landward vs. OCeanic influence
BONUS AFISmon (Coordinator, PI)
Development of an autonomous multisampler system for the monitoring of biogeochemical processes

Biological lenses using gene prints
WP6 BCC development and evaluation (standardization, communication)

Vibrio-MV (Coordinator)
Habitats and Diversity of Potentially Pathogenic Vibrions at the Baltic Sea Coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Vibrions before M-V)

Biological impacts of ocean acidification (BMBF)

MicroFun (Co-PI)
Microbial diversity and function within the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea (DFG)

Microplastic as vector for microbial populations in the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft)

Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs
Abundance and distribution of aerobic photoheterotrophic bacteria in the Baltic Sea (DFG)

Autochthonous Phage-host systems
Autochthonous phage-host systems in different aquatic habitats (IB des BMBF)

Biological Impact of Ocean Acidification (BMBF)

Distribution and activity of chemolithoautotrophic microorganisms at Baltic pelagic redoxclines (DFG)

Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems (BMBF)

Phage host systems
Phage host systems of marine bacteria (Vibrio species) and its application (IB des BMB)

RNA expressionen of aquatic communities (WGL-PAKT)

Redox gradients
Studies of microbial communities in different redox gradients (IB des BMBF)