Julia DürschlagPostdoctoral Scholar

Research Focus:
Marine N2 fixation
Hinds lab 336


2009-2012: B.Sc Biology;  University of Hamburg

2011:Erasmus Semester Abroad University of Oslo


Thesis topic:

Abundance and composition of oceanic zooplankton off Namibia and Angola - manual and semi-automatic surveys compared


2012-2015: M. Sc. Marine Biology; University of Bremen

Thesis topic:

Structure and trophic interactions of the high-Antarctic plankton community in the Filchner Trough 


2015-2020: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) University of Bremen and Max Plank Institute for marine microbiology
Thesis topic:

Regulation and biogeochemical impact of dinitrogen fixation in the South Pacific Gyre 

Research Interests:

I always have been fascinated by the ocean and its impact on our climate. In the field of molecular biogeochemistry I try to understand and unravel the bigger picture, while studying the impact of microorganisms on the elemental cycling. I am particularly interested in microbial N2 and CO2 fixation. 

Selected Publications:

Schoffelen, Niels J., Wiebke Mohr, Timothy G. Ferdelman, Sten Littmann, Julia Duerschlag, Mikhail V. Zubkov, Helle Ploug, and Marcel MM Kuypers. "Single-cell imaging of phosphorus uptake shows that key harmful algae rely on different phosphorus sources for growth." Scientific reports 8, no. 1 (2018): 1-13.

Martínez‐Pérez, Clara, Wiebke Mohr, Anne Schwedt, Julia Dürschlag, Cameron M. Callbeck, Harald Schunck, Julien Dekaezemacker et al. "Metabolic versatility of a novel N2‐fixing Alphaproteobacterium isolated from a marine oxygen minimum zone." Environmental microbiology 20, no. 2 (2018): 755-768.