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Merle Ücker

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Doctoral researcher

Department of Symbiosis

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen
Germany

Raum: 

2247

Telefon: 

+49 421 2028-907

Merle Ücker

Research focus

Bathymodiolus mussels
(c) Merle Ücker
  • Population genomics of Atlantic deep-sea mussels
  • Analysis of symbionts in a mussel hybrid zone
  • Understanding the role of free-living bacteria on a horizontally transmitted symbiosis

Interested in more deep-sea research?

Symbioses from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps

Deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps are colonized by dense communities of animals hosting chemosynthetic symbiotic bacteria that provide the...

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Symbionts in a mussel hybrid zone

M. Ücker

In the Bathymodiolus symbiosis, little is known about the influence of the symbionts on the evolution of the host despite many studies th...

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Curriculum vitae

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Since 2017 Doctoral researcher - Department of Symbiosis
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
2015-2017

Marine Microbiology (M.Sc.) - International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic) / University of Bremen

Thesis: "Understanding microbial symbioses in bathymodioline hybrid host species using metagenomics" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nicole Dubilier)

2012-2015

Biosciences (B.Sc.) - University of Münster

Thesis: "Induction of plant defence responses and antibacterial activity of chitosan oligosaccharides" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bruno Moerschbacher)

2014

Erasmus+ internship - Plentzia Marine Station of the University of the Basque Country, Spain

Project: "The influence of different microalgae diets on cell and tissue level biomarkers in mussel digestive
gland"

2013-2014 Student research assistant - Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Project: "German Environmental Specimen Bank – Human Division (ESB Human)"

 

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RV SONNE at the port of Suva (Fiji) (c) Christoph Beier (FAU)
RV SONNE at the port of Suva (Fiji) (c) Christoph Beier (FAU)
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