Wissenschaftliche Experten mariner Hälterungstechniken

Who cultures whom?

Kiel Marine Organism Culture Centre (KIMOCC) intends to accumulate, maintain and provide marine organism culture know - how and cultures for CAU and GEOMAR scientists. KIMOCC collaborates with scientists to realize a number of ambitious culturing projects and serves as a contact point for scientists that wish to work with marine organisms.


KIMOCC – Kiel Marine Organisms Culture Centre

Cultured marine species/taxa:
Bathymodiolus azoricus [Mytiloida]
Bathymodiolus childressii [Mytiloida]
Rhodomonas sp. [Pyrenomonadales]
Globobulinina turgida [Rotaliida], in prep.
Dr. Claas Hiebenthal (KIMOCC-manager)
PD Dr. Frank Melzner (Leader KIMOCC-steering group)

Kiel University

Zoophysiology, Comparative Immunobiology
Cultured marine species/taxa:
Macrostomum lignano [Plathelmintha]
Prof. Dr. Matthias Leippe
Prof. Dr. Thomas Roeder

Zoology and Museum, General Zoology
Cultured marine species/taxa:
Nematostella vectensis [Anthozoa]
Aurelia aurita (polyps, different populations) [Scyphozoa]
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bosch
Dr. Sebastian Fraune

Zoology and Museum, General Zoology
Cultured marine species/taxa:
Litopenaeus vannamei [Decapoda]
Prof. Dr. Heinz Brendelberger
Dr. Kai Lehmann

General Microbiology, Molecular Biology of Microorganisms
Cultured marine species/taxa:
Aurelia aurita polyps: different populations (Baltic Sea, North Sea, Roscoff) [Scyphozoa]
Artemia salina [Anostraca]
Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit (Member KIMOCC-steering group)
Dr. Nancy Weiland-Bräuer


Botanical Institute and Botanical Gardens, Plant Cell Physiology and Biotechnology
Cultured marine species/taxa:
various microalgae species, e.g. Nannochloropsis sp. [Eustigmatales]
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schulz (Member KIMOCC-steering group)


Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Marine Aquaculture / GMA – Society/Association for marine aquaculture Ltd, Büsum
Cultured marine species/taxa:
various marine species,
e.g. Pavlova sp.  [Pavlovales],
Penaeus monodon [Decapoda],
Scophthalmus maximus [Pleuronectiformes]
(Lito-)Penaeus vannamei (Decapoda)
Dicentrarchus labrax (Perciformes)
Salmo salar (Perciformes) 
Prof. Dr. Carsten Schulz

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Biological Oceanography
Cultured marine species/taxa:
Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Thalassiosira spp.
Nannochloropsis sp.
Dunaliella tertiolecta
Emiliania huxleyi,
strains 1516, B92/11, non-calcifying [Isochrysidales]
Gephyrocapsa oceanica
Coccolithus pelagicus
Pleurochrysis sp.
Cyanothece sp.
Lophelia pertusa
Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell
Prof. Dr. Anja Engel
Dr. Armin Form (Member KIMOCC-steering group)


Marine Geosystems
Cultured marine species/taxa:
tropical scleractinian corals
Dr. Florian Böhm
Dr. Isabelle Taubner


Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes
Cultured marine species/taxa:
marine fish species,
e.g. Scophthalmus maximus [Pleuronectiformes],
Dicentrarchus labrax [Perciformes],
Syngnathus typhle [Syngnathiformes],
Nerophis ophidion [Syngnathiformes],
marine fish larvae,
e.g. Gadus morhua [Gadiformes],
Clupea harengus [Clupeiformes],
other: Zostera marina [Alismatales],
Emiliania huxleyi [Isochrysidales],
Mnemiopsis leidyi (Ctenophora)
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reusch (Member KIMOCC-steering group)
Dr. Catriona Clemmesen-Bockelmann (Member KIMOCC-steering group)
Dr. Olivia Roth
Dr. Cornelia Jaspers


Marine Food Webs
Cultured marine species/taxa:
various marine (esp. microalgae and zooplankton) species,
"The collection of marine organisms of the Experimental Ecology- Marine Food Webs at GEOMAR includes various species of microalgae from benthic and pelagic habitats, i.e. periphyton and phytoplankton, as well as zooplankton. Examples are the benthic genera Achnanthes, Stauroneis, Navicula. Cultured phytoplankton taxa are Chatoceros, Thalassiosira as well as Emiliania huxleyi. Cultured zooplankton species are Mnemiopsis leidyi, Aurelia aurita and Acartia sp.. We are always ready and willing to make representatives of selected taxa available (on request)."        
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sommer (Member KIMOCC-steering group)
Dr. Birte Matthiessen
Dr. Jamileh Javidpour


Benthic Ecology
Cultured marine species/taxa:
various marine benthic species,
e.g. Mytilus edulis [Mytiloida]
Asterias rubens [Forcipulatida]
Idotea balthica [Isopoda]
Carcinus maenas [Decapoda]
Amphibalanus improvisus [Sessilia]
Haliplanella lineata [Actiniaria]
Fucus vesiculosus [Fucales]
Fucus serratus [Fucales]
Gracilaria vermiculophylla [Gracilariales]
Rhodomonas sp. [Pyrenomonadales]                   
Prof. Dr. Martin Wahl (Member KIMOCC-steering group)
PD Dr. Florian Weinberger
PD Dr. Frank Melzner (Leader KIMOCC-steering group)


Marine Microbiology
Cultured marine species/taxa:
various marine microorganisms:
“The collection of marine microorganisms in the Marine Microbiology of GEOMAR includes bacteria, fungi and protists that were sampled from various marine habitats (foci: deep-sea, Arctica, microbial communities on marine macroorganisms, Baltic Sea, Wadden Sea). The collection includes more than 10 000 bacterial and fungal strains that cover a wide spectrum of taxa. We are always ready and willing to make representatives of selected taxa available (on request). Examples are the bacterial genera Pseudomonas, Pseudoalteromonas and Streptomyces, anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (e.g. Chlorobium, Allochromatium, Rhodobacter), ascomycota and basidiomycota (e.g. Dendryphiella, Lulworthia, Corollospora) as well as the stramenophile protists.”
Prof. Dr. Johannes F. Imhoff
Dr. Jutta Wiese


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