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Johannes Werner PhD

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Address:
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
Germany
Room:
335
Phone:
+49 (381) 5197-3485
Fax:
+49 (381) 5197-211
E-Mail:

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 - 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 I returned back to the analysis of marine bacterial communities. Now I am focusing on understanding the mechanisms of marine microbial communities exposed to anthropogenous substances as well as extremophilic bacteria and archaea.


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 between bacterial communities or individual organisms. In particular, I focus on the transformation of the functioning of ecosystems that are contaminated by anthropogenous substances (such as plastics, microplastics or other xenobiotic chemicals) by comparative analyses.