Dr. Doris Meyerdierks

Head of Program EARTH


1996    Doctorate in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Bremen, Faculty Biology/ Chemistry, Germany             Thesis “Ecophysiology of the dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) content of temperate and polar phytoplankton communities in comparison with cultures of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi and the Antarctic diatom Nitzschia lecointei“ (in German)

1991    Diploma in Biology (Dipl.-Biol.), University of Bremen, Faculty Biology/ Chemistry, Germany Diploma thesis “Circadian rhythms of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) accumulation in unicellular algae“ (in German) 1980    Schools leaving exam, Gymnasium Horn, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany

Professional Experience/ Employment History

since 11/ 2007: Head of Program EARTH (until 2013, the section operated under the name of Marine and Climate Research), Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany

07 – 10/ 2007: Project Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre 738 „Optimization of Conventional and Innovative Transplants“ funded by the German Research Foundation and Medical Studies Coordinator, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Centre for Internal Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Germany 

05/ 2005 – 06/ 2007: Project Manager of two projects funded by the European Commission (FP6), Centre for Environmental Research and Environmental Technology (UFT), Dept. of Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics, University of Bremen, Germany (today, UFT is renamed as Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology) 

01/ 2003 – 04/ 2005: Coordinator of the Research Division “Biosensors”, UFT, University of Bremen, Germany. For both EU projects, significant contributions to successful acquisition of third-party funds and contract negotiation with the European Commission were made. 

01/ 2000 – 12/ 2002: Field-based representative, Glaxo Wellcome and GlaxoSmithKline, Germany 02 – 10/ 1999: Project Coordinator “Natural attenuation of contaminated military sites – SELMA”, UFT, Dept. of Applied Botany/ Plant Anatomy and Physiology, University of Bremen, Germany 

08 – 12/1998: Organization and implementation of workshops and conferences, in particular at UFT, University of Bremen, Germany 

06/ 1997 – 07 1998: Postdoc, University of Groningen, Dept. of Ecophysiology of Plants, The Netherlands 

01/ 1992 – 06/ 1995: Scientific employee, University of Bremen, Dept. of Marine Botany (Prof. Dr. Gunter-Otto Kirst), Germany 

Research Cruises

RV Meteor: Black Sea, M 84-2 (2011); Northeast Atlantic, M 21/2 (1992) 
RV Polarstern: the Arctic, ARK-X/1 (1994); Antarctica, ANT-X/6 (1992); Atlantic, ANT-VII/5 (1989) 
RV Alkor: Baltic Sea, cruise 16 (1990)


Winter, C., V. Backer, W. Adolph, A. Bartholomä, M. Becker, D. Behr, C. Callies, R. Capperucci, M. Ehlers, H. Farke, C. Geimecke, S. Grayek, c. Hass, C. Heipke, G. Herrling, H. Hillebrand, D. Hodapp, P. Holler, R. Jung, H. Krasemann, I. Kröncke, E. Kwoll, J. März, D. Meyerdierks, F. Mielck, G. Millat, H.C. Reimers, R. Reuter, A. Schmidt, J. Staneva, E. Stanev, J. van Beusekom und K. Wirtz (2016), WIMO – Wissenschaftliche Monitoringkonzepte für die Deutsche Bucht – Abschlussbericht, 156 S. DOI: 10.2314/GBV:86382577X

Andreae M.O., T.W. Andreae, D. Meyerdierks, and C. Thiel (2003), Marine sulfur cycling and atmospheric aerosol over the springtime North Atlantic. Chemosphere 52(8): 1321-1343.

Warrelmann J., D. Meyerdierks, W. Heyser, W. Püttmann, P. Martus, U. Walter und D. Vehlhaber (2000), Anforderungen an das Monitoring und Erfolgskontrolle von Selbstreinigungsprozessen am Beispiel militärischer Liegenschaften. In: DECHEMA (Hrsg.), Natural Attenuation – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen naturnaher Sanierungsstrategien. Frankfurt/Main, S. 167-181.

Warrelmann J., D. Meyerdierks und W. Heyser (1999), Nutzung von Selbstreinigungsprozessen für MKW, HKW und BTEX auf kontaminierten militärischen Liegenschaften. In: S. Heiden, R. Erb, J. Warrelmann und R. Dierstein (Hrsg.), Biotechnologie im Umweltschutz; Bioremediation: Entwicklungsstand – Anwendungen – Perspektiven. Erich Schmidt Verlag Berlin, S. 299.

Jochem F.J. and D. Meyerdierks (1999), Cytometric measurement of the DNA cell cycle in the presence of chlorophyll autofluorescence in marine eukaryotic phytoplankton by the blue-light excited dye YOYO-1. Marine Ecology Progress Series 185: 301-307.

Meyerdierks D., B. Bolt, and G.O. Kirst (1997), Spatial and Vertical Distribution of Particulate Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) during Spring in the Atlantic Sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, Vol. 44, No. 1-2: 283-297.

Meyerdierks, D. (1997), Ecophysiology of the dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) content of temperate and polar phytoplankton communities in comparison with cultures of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi and the Antarctic diatom Nitzschia lecointei. Reports on Polar Research 233: 198 pp. PhD thesis, University of Bremen 1996.