Anneke Heins


Department of Molecular Ecology

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-9530

Anneke Heins

Isolation and characterization of spring bloom bacteria from the North Sea

Example of light microscopy, cultivation and staining of particle-associated bacteria.

Curriculum vitae



PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and the University of Greifswald


Master of Science (Biology)
Master of Education (Biology & Art)
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg


Bachelor of Science (Biology)
Bachelor of Arts (Biology & Art)
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg


Semester abroad. Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden



PhD student (2017-present)
Max Planck Institute, Bremen, Germany

Teacher (2016-2017)
Gymnasium Bad Zwischenahn, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany

Visiting scholar (2016)
Senckenberg Institute, Hamburg, Germany

Scientific assistant (2015)
Senckenberg Institute, Hamburg, Germany

Socio–educational assistant (2013-2015)
Offene Tür Bloherfelde, Oldenburg, Germany

Web Ambassador (2012)
Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

Assistant teacher (2008–2009)
Gymnasium Eversten, Oldenburg, Germany



Heins A, Reintjes G, Amann RI, Harder J (2021) Particle collection in Imhoff sedimentation cones enriches both motile chemotactic and particle-attached bacteria. Front Microbiol 12:1-17

Holst S, Heins A, Laakmann S (2019) Morphological and molecular diagnostic species characters of Staurozoa (Cnidaria) collected on the coast of Helgoland (German Bight, North Sea). Marine Biodiversity

Heins A, Sötje I, Holst S (2018) Assessment of investigation techniques for scyphozoan statoliths, with focus on early development of the jellyfish Sanderia malayensis. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 591:37–56

Heins A, Glatzel T, Holst S (2015) Revised descriptions of the nematocysts and the asexual reproduction modes of the scyphozoan jellyfish Cassiopea andromeda  (Forskål, 1775). Zoomorphology 134:351–366




Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (2019)

Title: Separation techniques for particle-associated marine bacteria

Fifth International Jellyfish Bloom Symposium (2016), Barcelona, Spain

Title: Application and evaluation of various investigation techniques for analyses on scyphozoan statoliths



Microbial Interaction in Marine Systems (2018), Greifswald, Germany

Title: Comparison of separation techniques to obtain marine particle-associated bacteria


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It Ma(t)Ters conference (2021), virtual conference

Title: Bacteria in partic(le)ular


First International Conference on Marine Flavobacteria (2018), Corsica, France

Title: Strain collection of particle-attached Flavobacteriia isolated in spring from the North Sea

17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (2018), Leipzig, Germany
Title: Strain collection of isolated particle-attached Flavobacteriia and Proteobacteria from the North Sea



South North Atlantic Transect (2019) Polarstern cruise 120, SoNoAT19 - Falkland Islands to Bremerhaven. 

Sampling across German rivers and the North Sea (2018) Aldebaran, Meereswettbewerb 2018 - Hamburg harbor to Bremerhaven.


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