Group Leader

Emmy-Noether-Forschungsgruppe für Organoschwefel-Kreislauf

Dr. Eileen Kröber

MPI für Marine Mikrobiologie
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-8250

Dr. Eileen Kröber


  • Kröber, E.*, Mankowski, A., Schäfer, H.* (2022) „Microorganisms associated with Sporobolus anglicus, an invasive dimethylsulfoniopropionate producing salt marsh plant, are an unrecognized sink for dimethylsulfide” Rising Stars in Terrestrial Microbiology: 2022 in Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.950460 *Corresponding Author

  • Kröber, E., Kanukollu, S., Wende, S., Bringel, F., Kolb, S. (2022) "A putatively new family of alphaproteobacterial chloromethane degraders from a deciduous forest soil revealed by stable isotope probing and metagenomics" Environmental Microbiome. DOI: 10.1186/s40793-022-00416-2
  • Kröber, E.*, Sonja Wende, Saranya Kanukollu, Caroline Buchen-Tschiskale, Ludovic Besaury, Frank Keppler, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Steffen Kolb, Françoise Bringel* (2021) 13C-Chloromethane Incubations provide evidence for novel bacterial chloromethane degraders in a living tree fern. Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.15638 *Corresponding Author
  • Kröber, E.*, Cunningham, M. R., Peixoto, J., Spurgin, L., Wischer, D., Kruger, R., & Kumaresan, D.* (2021). Comparative genomics analyses indicate differential methylated amine utilization trait within members of the genus Gemmobacter. Environmental Microbiology Reports. DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12927 *Corresponding Author
  • Kröber, E., and Schäfer, H. (2019) “Identification of proteins and genes expressed by Methylophaga thiooxydans during growth on dimethylsulfide and their presence in other members of the genus.” Frontiers in Microbiology; DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01132
  • Helen J Jones, Eileen Kröber*, Jason Stephenson, Michaela Mausz, Eleanor Jameson, Andrew Millard, Kevin J Purdy, Yin Chen* (2019) “A new family of uncultivated bacteria involved in methanogenesis from the ubiquitous osmolyte glycine betaine in coastal saltmarsh sediments” Microbiome; DOI: 10.1186/s40168-019-0732-4 *Corresponding Author
  • Lidbury*, I.D. and Kröber*, E., Zhu, Y., Chen, Y., Schäfer, H. (2016) “A mechanism for bacterial transformations of DMS to DMSO: a missing link in the marine organic sulfur cycle.” Environmental Microbiology; DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13354 *These authors contributed equally to this study



  • Pauline Chaignaud, Mareen Morawe, Ludovic Besaury, Eileen Kröber, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Françoise Bringel and Steffen Kolb (2018) “Methanol consumption drives the bacterial chloromethane sink in a forest soil” ISME Journal; DOI:10.1038/s41396-018-0228-4
  • Sarah A Maarastawi, Katharina Frindte, Geer Romy, Eileen Kröber, Claudia Knief (2018) “Temporal dynamics and compartment specific rice straw degradation in bulk soil and the rhizosphere of maize” Soil Biology and Biochemistry; DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.09.028
  • Nicole Jäger, Ludovic Besaury, Eileen Kröber, Anne-Marie Delort, Markus Greule, Katharina Lenhart, Thierry Nadalig, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Pierre Amato, Steffen Kolb, Françoise Bringel, and Frank Keppler (2018) “Chloromethane Degradation in Soils: A Combined Microbial and Two-Dimensional Stable Isotope Approach” Journal of Environmental Quality; DOI:10.2134/jeq2017.09.0358
  • Mareen Morawe, Henrike Hoeke, Dirk Wissenbach, Guillaume Lentendu, Tesfaye Wubet, Eileen Kröber, Steffen Kolb (2017) “Acidotolerant Bacteria and fungi as a sink of methanol-derived carbon in a deciduous forest soil.” Frontiers in Microbiology; DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01361
  • Winkler, M.-K.H., Kröber, E., Mohn, W.M., Koch, F., Frigon, D. (2016) “Comparison of microbial populations and foaming dynamics in conventional versus membrane enhanced biological phosphorous removal systems.” Water and Environment Journal; DOI: 10.1111/wej.12164



  • Eileen Kröber and Özge Eyice (2019) “Profiling of Active Microorganisms by Stable Isotope Probing-Metagenomics” published in Stable Isotope Probing: Methods and Protocols in Springers: Methods in Molecular Biology; DOI:10.1007/978-1-4939-9721-3_12
  • Françoise Bringel, Ludovic Besaury, Pierre Amato, Eileen Kröber, Steffen Kolb, Frank Keppler, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Thierry Nadalig (2019) “Methylotrophs and methylotroph populations for chloromethane degradation” published in Current Issues in Molecular Biology (Methylotrophs and Methylotroph Communities); DOI:10.21775/9781912530045.08
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