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Stefan Thiele

Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral researcher
  • E-mailStefan.Thiele@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 46 07
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlegate 53 A/B
    Phone +4755584607
    5006 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Environmental microbiologists with many interests. Currently, I am working on the bacterial and archaeal communities of subpermafrost ground water and springs (CLIMAGAS), sea ice (N-ICE, Nansen Legacy), water (Nansen Legacy), sediments (Nansen Legacy), lump fish skin (Lump Fish project), and some smaller projects. I mainly use bioinformatic analyses, but also enjoy field and lab work. In my free time I study for a second Master in Environmental Science and lead the Sustainability Team at BIO, so I am also engaged in this part of BIO.

Naybody looking for a BIO299 project or a Master thesis? Contact me!

Invited talks

  • 25.04.2018   Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ, ’t Horntje, The Netherlands
  • 20.03.2018   Keynote Lecture at the MiCom Conference, Jena, Germany
  • 05.03.2017   Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • 20.12.2016   Institute for Baltic Research, Warnemünde, Germany
  • 18.06.2015   Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 19.02.2015   King Abdullah University for Science and Technology KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi-Arabia
  • 16.02.2015   Linné University, Kalmar, Sweden
  • 12.02.2014   University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 11.09.2013   National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India
  • 05.08.2013   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 23.07.2013   Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 31.07.2012   University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 10.07.2012   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Presentations at Conferences and Meetings

  • 17.-20.03.2019    Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Mainz, Germany
  • 15.-18.04.2018    Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Wolfsburg, Germany
  • 19.-22.03.2018    7th International Conference on Microbial Communication, Jena, Germany
  • 01.-05.06.2017    Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, USA
  • 21.-25.08.2016    16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Montreal, Canada
  • 10.-13.03.2016    Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Jena, Germany
  • 05.-08.10.2014    4th joint conference of the German Society for Hygiene and the Microbiology and Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Dresden, Germany
  • 21.-27.06.2014    Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Marine Microbes, Waltham, USA
  • 10.-13.03.2013    Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
  • 26.-28.08.2012    1st Interdisciplinary Max Planck Society PhDnet Conference on VISIONS IN SCIENCE, Bremen, Germany 
  • 19.-24.08.2012    14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 18.-21.03.2012    Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Tübingen, Germany
  • 26.-30.06.2011    4th Federation of European Microbiological Societies Meeting, Geneva,Switzerland
  • 14.-24.06.2011    1st Bremen FISH Camp, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
  • 04.-06.04.2011    Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 22.-28.08.2010    13th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Seattle, USA
  • 28.-31.03.2010    3rd joint conference of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology and the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Hannover, Germany
  • 15.-19.12. 2009    LOHAFEX Symposium, Dona Paula, India
  1. Thiele S, Basse A, Becker JW, Lipski A, Iversen MH, Mollenhauer G. (2019) Microbialcommunities in the nepheloid layers and hypoxic zones of the Canary Current upwelling system. MicrobiologyOpen 8 (5), e00705
  2. Schulz I, Montresor M, Klaas C, Assmy P, Wolzenburg S, Gauns M, Sarkar A, Thiele S,Wolf-Gladrow D, Naqvi W, Smetacek V. (2018) Remarkable structural resistance of a nanoflagellate-dominated plankton community to iron fertilization during the Southern Ocean experiment LOHAFEX. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 601: 77-95
  3. Flintrop CM, Rogge Miksch S, Thiele S, Waite AM, Iversen MH. (2018) Embedding and slicing of intact in situ collected marine snow. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 16(6): 339-355
  4. Thiele S, Balestra C, Richter M, Glöckner FO, Casotti R. (2017) Taxonomic and functional diversity of a coastal planktonic bacterial community in a river-influenced marine area. Mar. Genomics 32: 61-69
  5. Thiele S, Fuchs BM, Amann RI, Iversen MH. (2015) Colonization in the photic zone and subsequent changes during sinking determines bacterial community composition in marine snow. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(4): 1463-1471
  6. Thiele S, Wolf C, Schulz IK, Assmy P, Metfies K, Fuchs BM, Amann RI. (2014) Stable composition of the nano- and picoplankton community during the ocean iron fertilization experiment LOHAFEX. PLoS ONE 9(11): e113244.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113244
  7. Thiele S, Fuchs BM, Ramaiah N, Amann RI. (2012) Microbial community response during the iron fertilization experiment LOHAFEX. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78:8803-8812
  8. Thiele S, Fuchs BM and Amann RI. (2011) Identification of Microorganisms Using the Ribosomal RNA Approach and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization. In: Peter Wilderer (ed.) Treatise on Water Science, vol. 3: 171–189, Oxford: Academic Press



Nansen Legacy


Lump Fish Project

Eastham Salt Pond Project


Research groups