Raissa Meyer

PhD Student

HGF MPG Joint Research Group for Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-8260

Raissa Meyer

Main Research Interests

  • Microbial ecology
  • Data science and bioinformatics
  • Omics data exchange and (meta)data standards
  • Ontology


Peer-reviewed publications

Meyer R, Appeltans W, Duncan WD, Dimitrova M, Gan Y-M, Stjernegaard Jeppesen T, Mungall C, Paul DL, Provoost P, Robertson T, Schriml L, Suominen S, Walls R, Sweetlove M, Ung V, Van de Putte A, Wallis E, Wieczorek J, Buttigieg PL (2023) Aligning Standards Communities for Omics Biodiversity Data: Sustainable Darwin Core-MIxS Interoperability. Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e112420. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.11.e112420 

Meyer R, Davies N, Pitz KJ, Meyer C, Samuel R, Anderson J, Appeltans W, Barker K, Chavez F, Duffy JE, Goodwin KD, Hudson M, Hunter ME, Karstensen J, Laney C, Leinen M, Mabee P, Macklin JA, Muller-Karger F, Pade N, Pearlman J, Phillips L, Provoost P, Santi I, Schigel D, Schriml LM, Soccodato A, Suominen A, Thibault KM, Ung V, van de Kamp J, Wallis E, Walls E, Buttigieg PL (2023) The founding charter of the Omic Biodiversity Observation Network (Omic BON). GigaScience. 12:giad068 https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giad068 

El-Khaled YC, Daraghmeh N, Tilstra A, Roth F, Huettel M, Rossback FI, Casoli E, Koester A, Beck M, Meyer R, Plewka J, Schmidt N, Winkelgrund L, Merk B, Wild C (2022) Fleshy red algae mats act as temporary reservoirs for sessile invertebrate biodiversity. Commun Biol 5, 579. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03523-5 

Margaret L, Francisco C, Meyer R, Buttigieg PL, Davies N, Casotti R, Fischer A (2022) The Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON) Marine Technology Society Journal 56(3):106-107 https://doi.org/10.4031/MTSJ.56.3.20 

Samuel RM, Meyer R, Buttigieg PL, Davies N, Jeffery NW, Meyer C, Pavloudi C, Pitz KJ, Sweetlove M, Theroux S, van de Kamp J and Watts A (2021) Toward a Global Public Repository of Community Protocols to Encourage Best Practices in Biomolecular Ocean Observing and Research. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:758694. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.758694 

Dimitrova M, Meyer R, Buttigieg PL, Georgiev T, Zhelezov G, Demirov S, Smith VS, Penev L (2021) A streamlined workflow for conversion, peer review, and publication of genomics metadata as omics data papers. GigaScience. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giab034 

Scholz VV, Martin BC, Meyer R, Schramm A, Fraser MW, Nielsen LP, Kendrick GA, Risgaard‐Petersen N, Burdorf LD Marshall IP (2021), Cable bacteria at oxygen‐releasing roots of aquatic plants: a widespread and diverse plant–microbe association. New Phytol. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17415 

Conference Abstracts

Meyer R, Liu M-C, Wilkie I, Kamau C, Buttigieg PL (2022) An AI-ready, ontological classification system for marine plastics for SDG indicator 14.1.1. https://tinyurl.com/mrx5y94m. Presented at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC) 2022 September 18th - 23rd.

Meyer R, Buttigieg PL, Wieczorek J, Jeppesen TS, Duncan WD, Gan Y-M, Sweetlove M, Suominen S, Sustainable Darwin Core MIxS Interoperability TG (2021) Aligning Standards Communities: Sustainable Darwin Core MIxS Interoperability. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 5: e73775. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.5.73775. Presented at TDWG 2021: October 18th - 22nd.

Dimitrova M, Meyer R, Buttigieg PL, Georgiev T, Zhelezov G, Demirov S, Smith VS, Penev L (2020) Streamlined Conversion of Omics Metadata into Manuscript Facilitates Publishing and Reuse of Omics Data. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 4: e59041. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.4.59041. Presented at TDWG 2020: October 19th - 23rd.

Buttigieg PL, Meyer R, Davies N (2020) Implementing an Omic Biodiversity Observation Network (Omic BON). https://conf2020.geobon.org/pdf/book-of-abstracts_geobon.pdf. Presented at GEOBON Open Science Conference & All Hands Meeting: July 6th - 10th.


Hassenrück C, Poprick T, Helfer V, Molari M, Meyer R, Kostadinov I (2021) FAIR enough? A perspective on the status of nucleotide sequence data and metadata on public archives. Biorix. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.23.461561 

Listed contributor to other publications

Abarenkov K, Andersson AF, Bissett A, Finstad AG, Fossøy F, Grosjean M, Hope M, Jeppesen TS, Kõljalg U, Lundin D, Nilsson RN, Prager M, Schigel D, Suominen S, Svenningsen C & Frøslev TG (2023) Publishing DNA-derived data through biodiversity data platforms, v1.3. Copenhagen: GBIF Secretariat. https://doi.org/10.35035/doc-vf1a-nr22 


Selected Projects

GEO BON Omic Biodiversity Observation Network (Omic BON) | Co-founder and Coordinator
APRIL 2022 (JULY 2020) - PRESENT | https://tinyurl.com/3hpz4jmz 

Omic BON will build a globally integrated, omic meta-observatory that monitors biodiversity at the molecular level. It will bring together observations from terrestrial, aquatic (marine and freshwater), and space ecosystems with the aim to transition the fragmented observation of biomolecular biodiversity into coordinated contributions to a meta-observatory for collective insight and action. 

UN Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON) | interim Scientific Advisory Committee (iSAC) member, Data co-lead, Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) representative
JUNE 2021 - PRESENT | https://tinyurl.com/bddfaw72 & https://tinyurl.com/4eredbtc 

OBON will develop a global system that will allow science and society to understand ocean life like never before. The programme will transform how we sense, harvest, protect, and manage ocean life, which faces multiple stresses including pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. It will also help communities detect biological hazards like harmful algal blooms and pathogens and be a key component of next-generation ocean observing systems.

UN Ocean Decade Project Better Biomolecular Ocean Practices (BeBOP) under the Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON) | Co-founder & Member
JULY 2022 - PRESENT | https://tinyurl.com/yw9jv3eh 

Under OBON, BeBOP aims to empower and digitise omics protocols from long-term observatories around the world using machine-readable templates and metadata. BeBOP is building upon and expanding efforts started under the OBPS TT 21-03. It will leverage and advance activities to develop protocol templates and metadata specifications, while working with strategic OBON partners in ocean observing and contributing to OBON’s aims for capacity sharing and interprogramme coordination (OBON – OceanPractices).

IOC-UNESCO Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) Task Team 21-03: Omics/eDNA Protocol Management | Co-chair
SEPTEMBER 2021 - JULY 2022 | https://tinyurl.com/4xfj99rp 

The IOC-UNESCO OBPS TT aims to improve the user-driven discovery of omics/eDNA protocols by developing omics protocol templates and developing omics specific protocol metadata with the Minimum Information for an Omic Protocol (MIOP). This is a continuation and maturation of the OBPS Omics follow-up working group, which now officially sits under the OBPS. It further matured into the BeBOP project under the UN Ocean Decade.

TDWG GBWG Task Group for Sustainable DarwinCore MIxS Interoperability | Co-convenor
DECEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021 | https://tinyurl.com/2vys2u9w 

Co-convenor of a Task Group under TDWG and GSC to develop a sustainably interoperable MIxS-driven extension of DwC to ensure that data produced in either MIxS- or DwC-compliant form can be automatically brokered between user communities, bringing the communities closer together.


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