Kiel Marine Science

Dr. Marian Hu

Hermann-Rodewaldstr. 5, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-32 02

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Emmy-Noether research group leader

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Marian Hu studied biology (biological oceanography) at the University of Bremen. In 2011 he received his PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of Kiel with a research focus on the physiology of marine organisms and their adaptation to global climate change. He then spent time as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Gothenburg and Academia Sinica in Sweden and Taiwan. In 2015 he returned to Kiel to the Physiological Institute and did research as a fellow of the Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean". In 2018 Hu recruited an Emmy Noether junior research group to study the physiology of marine organisms.

Research questions

Marian Hu has a strong research interest in the physiological processes of homeostasis regulation in marine animals. In particular, he is interested in the pH-regulatory mechanisms in calcifying cell systems and the gastrointestinal tract of marine invertebrates and their interactions with changing environmental conditions.
His current research questions are:

  • Which trans-membrane transport processes enable biomineralisation?
  • What are the transport mechanisms in epithelia that lead to the maintenance of extracellular homeostasis in marine organisms?
  • Are there interactions between gastrointestinal pH homeostasis and gut microbiota in marine invertebrates?
  • To what extent can these regulatory mechanisms adapt to global environmental changes in marine systems?


Current Research

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