• Subproject A1 – Physiological proteomics

    aims to characterize the physiology of marine Bacteroidetes that specialize in polysaccharide degradation.


  • Subproject A3 – Transporter functions

    aims to define the substrate specificity of transporter proteins and provide biochemical characterization of the polysaccharide specificity for bacterial PULs


  • Subproject B1 – Diversity, Genomics

    (meta-)genomics of marine polysaccharide-degrading bacteria




POMPU stands for Proteogenomics Of Marine Polysaccharide Utilization.





Establishing temporal dynamics of marine microbial polysaccharide degraders during algal blooms



Identifying proteins that drive marine polysaccharide turnover using environmental (meta)genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics



Testing computationally derived hypotheses regarding microbe and protein functions with targeted physiological and biochemical experiments



News & Events

2021-03-06 17:59 by TS

Heis­en­berg Pro­fess­or­ship for Dr. Jan-Hendrik Hehem­ann

Too many carbohydrates, especially the simple, sweet sugars, can make you fat. Complex sugars like fiber, on the other hand, are an important factor for our health. Unlike simple sugars, we cannot easily digest these fibers in vegetables and grains. They are thought to work like a lubricant that moves our food more quickly through our bodies. This way the body has less time to extract energy and thus, we stay slim. Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Hehemann from the University of Bremen suspects that complex sugars – so-called polysaccharides – from ocean algae could have a similar function in the marine carbon cycle. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is now supporting his work with a Heisenberg Professorship.

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2018-08-20 (Monday)


We are pleased to inform that the International Symposium MIMAS2 Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems” will be held in Greifswald, Germany, from August 20th to 22nd, 2018.

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