Kiel Marine Science

Dr. Nancy Weiland-Bräuer

Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-1648

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Information about Dr. Nancy Weiland-Bräuer


Nancy Weiland-Bräuer studied biology at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. In 2010 she did her PhD at the Institute for General Microbiology at the CAU with a research focus on metagenomic approaches for the identification of antibiotic alternatives. In her early postdoc phase at the CAU, she continued this research and returned to Kiel University after parental leave as part of a fellowship on host-microbe interactions at the moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita financed by the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean". Since the end of 2014, she has been researching diverse and complex microbial interactions, primarily in marine habitats.

Research questions

Research questions:

  • How can we benefit from the biodiversity and unidentified resources in marine habitats in terms of potential biotechnological applications?
  • Which microbial principles can be used and exploited for current and future crises, e.g. antibiotic resistance?
  • How do biofilms form on biotic and abiotic surfaces and how can they be used or prevented?
  • What influence do microorganisms have on their multicellular host?
  • What role do bacteriophages play in different ecosystems?
  • How can bacteriophages be used as a therapeutic, e.g. in aquaculture?
Current Research

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