Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Johannes Werner PhD

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Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 (381) 5197-227
+49 (381) 5197-211

About me

I am a bioinformatics scientist at the Department of Biological Oceanography.

I obtained my PhD in bioinformatics in 2014 at Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen - see here for more information about my thesis. I worked as Postdoc at the German Cancer Research Center in cancer genomics for two and a half years before returning to the analysis of marine bacterial communities. Currently, I am focusing on the mechanisms of marine microbial communities exposed to anthropogenous substances as well as the enzymatic analysis of extremophilic bacteria and archaea from harsh environments.

My primary research interest is understanding the community structure of diverse bacterial communities from moderate and extreme environments. I use (meta)genomics / transcriptomics / proteomics approaches to infer the meaning, impact and interactions of bacterial communities or individual organisms. In particular, I focus on the transformation of ecosystems that are contaminated by anthropogenous substances (such as plastics, microplastics or other xenobiotic chemicals) by comparative analyses.