Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert

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Current Projects

Assessing DNA-binding specificity of MADS-domain transcription factors

Functional and genomic analysis of bacterial and fungal natural products derived from the fungus-growing termite

Former Projects

Molecular dissection of early signaling response in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii under the influence of biotic and abiotic factors

Isolation, purification, and structural elucidation of active compounds from the tissue of insect

Diatom pheromones – structure and function of communication mediators of unicellular algae

The entrainment of the circadian clock by light-dark and temperature cycles: Functional analysis of components of involved signaling pathways

Unraveling the (bio)chemical processes involved in phytoplankton-virus interactions

Regulation of the microbial community by the green alga Dictyosphaeria ocellata

Genomics-Driven Discovery of Secondary Metabolites from Burkholderia spp. that Interact with Fungi


Mausz MA, Pohnert G (2015) Phenotypic diversity of diploid and haploid Emiliania huxleyi cells and of cells in different growth phases revealed by comparative metabolomics. J Plant Physiol 172, 137-148. Details PubMed

Rosenwasser S, Mausz MA, Schatz D, Sheyn U, Malitsky S, Aharoni A, Weinstock E, Tzfadia O, Ben-Dor S, Feldmesser E, Pohnert G, Vardi A (2014) Rewiring Host Lipid Metabolism by Large Viruses Determines the Fate of Emiliania huxleyi, a Bloom-Forming Alga in the Ocean. Plant Cell 26(6), 2689-2707. Details PubMed

Wolfram S, Würfel H, Habenicht SH, Lembke C, Richter P, Birckner E, Beckert R, Pohnert G (2014) A small azide-modified thiazole-based reporter molecule for fluorescence and mass spectrometric detection. Beilstein J Org Chem 10, 2470-2479. Details PubMed

Paul C, Reunamo A, Lindehoff E, Bergkvist J, Mausz MA, Larsson H, Richter H, Wängberg SÅ, Leskinen P, Båmstedt U, Pohnert G (2012) Diatom derived polyunsaturated aldehydes do not structure the planktonic microbial community in a mesocosm study. Mar Drugs 10(4), 775-792. Details PubMed

Sneed JM, Pohnert G (2011) The green alga Dicytosphaeria ocellata and its organic extracts alter natural bacterial biofilm communities. Biofouling 27(4), 347-356. Details PubMed

Sneed JM, Pohnert G (2011) The green macroalga Dictyosphaeria ocellata influences the structure of the bacterioplankton community through differential effects on individual bacterial phylotypes. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 75(2), 242-254. Details PubMed

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