Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1995
    Study of biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1995
    Diploma. Topic: Ultrastructural investigations of the function of the contractile vacuoles of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

  • 1995 – 1996
    Scientific assistant at the Plant Physiological Institute at the University Göttingen and the Wadden Sea Station Sylt of the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland in List (taxonomic working group), Germany

  • 1996 – 2000
    PhD study at the Wadden Sea Station Sylt, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research. Topic: Taxonomical and ecological investigations of marine sand-dwelling flagellates. Promotion: 14.7.2000 at the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 2000 – 2004
    Research scientist (postdoctoral fellow) at Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research. Topic: Taxonomic re-investigation of the North Sea phytoplankton

  • 2004 – 2006
    Research scientist (postdoctoral fellow) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada (paid by UBC (NSERC & CIfAR) and by German Research Foundation scholarship DFG Ho3267/1-1); Laboratory of Prof. Brian S. Leander. Project: Molecular phylogeny, morphology, and taxonomy of selected dinoflagellates.

  • 2007
    Research scientist (postdoctoral fellow) at the University of British Columbia (paid by University of Maryland, USA; PI: Prof. Charles F. Delwiche); Laboratory of Prof. Brian S. Leander. Project: AToL: An integrated approach to the phylogeny of dinoflagellates.

  • Since 2008
    Research scientist at the German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB) in Wilhelmshaven. Responsible for research on Dinophyta and Marine Botany

  • 2010
    Invited guest scientist at the Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) in Concarneau, September 2010. Projekt: "Molecular taxonomy and phylogeny of benthic dinoflagellates from South Brittany"

  • 2012
    Habilitation in the area "biodiversity and evolutionary biology" at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Habilitation treatise topic: "Diversity and evolution of (marine) dinoflagellates"

Selected publications

  • Tillmann, U. & Hoppenrath, M. (2013): The life-cycle of the heterotrophic dinoflagellate Polykrikos kofoidii. J. Phycol.: in press.

  • Adl, S.M, Simpson, A.G.B., Lane, C.E., Lukes, J., Bass, D., Bowser, S.S., Brown, M.W., Burki, F., Dunthron, M., Hampl, V., Heiss, A., Hoppenrath, M., Lara, E., Gall, L.L., Lynn, D.H., McManus, H.,Mitchell, E.A.D., Mozley-Stanridge, S.E., Parfrey, L.W., Pawlowski, J., Rueckert, S., Shadwick, L., Schoch, C.L., Smirnov, A. & Spiegel, F.W. (2012): The revised classification of eukaryotes. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59: 429-493.

  • Murray, S.A., Garby, T., Hoppenrath, M. & Neilan, B.A. (2012): Genetic diversity, morphological uniformity and polyketide production in dinoflagellates (Amphidinium, Dinoflagellata). PLoS ONE 7(6): e38253.

  • Hoppenrath, M. & Leander, B.S. (2010): Dinoflagellates phylogeny as inferred from heat shock protein 90 and ribosomal gene sequences. PLoS ONE 5, e13220 (12 Seiten).

  • Hoppenrath, M., Bachvaroff, T.R., Handy, S.M., Delwiche, C.F. & Leander, B.S. (2009): Molecular phylogeny of ocelloid-bearing dinoflagellates (Warnowiaceae) as inferred from SSU and LSU rDNA sequences. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 116 (15 Seiten).

  • Taylor, F.J.R., Hoppenrath, M. & Saldarriaga, J.F. (2008): Dinoflagellate diversity and distribution. Biodiv. Conserv. 17: 407-418.

  • Hoppenrath, M. & Leander, B.S. (2007): Character evolution in polykrikoid dinoflagellates. J. Phycol. 43: 366-377.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Society of Protozoology (DPG)

  • Member of the Society for Biological Systematics (GfBS)

  • Member of the British Phycological Society

  • Member of the Phycological Society of America

  • Member of the International Phycological Society

  • Member of the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae

  • Member of the International Society of Protistologists

  • Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms (IPHAB) Task Team on Algal Taxonomy

  • Advisory Board, GeoBioCentre Munich (LMU)

  • Member of the Editorial Boards for: Protist, Phycological Research, Botanica Marina

  • Reviewer for: Journal of Phycology, Phycologia, European Journal of Phycology, Phycological Research, Botanica Marina, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Opera Botanica, African Journal of Marine Science, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Aquatic Biology, Acta Protozoologica, Protist, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Biodiversity Records, Harmful Algae, Journal of Plankton Research, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, PLoS ONE, European Journal of Protistology, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK (JMBA), The Micropalaeontological Society, DINO9 proceedings

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