Meet the Scientists

The IAMM Project is a collaboration of four research groups on three continents with combined expertise in ecology, limnology/oceanography, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, physics and computational biology.  Each participating laboratory contributes a unique expertise in order to investigate how environmentally-relevant microbes interact in a marine setting.


Grossart Lab

PI: Hans-Peter Grossart, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

The Grossart lab studies the biology of diatoms, cyanobacteria, and heterotophic marine bacteria and contributes extensive knowledge about the ecology of marine ecosystems.

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Segrè Lab

PI: Daniel Segrè, Boston University

The Segrè lab contributes a computational driven approach for the investigation of metabolic interactions between species in a marine microbial community.   This expertise can be used to construct genome scale dynamic flux balance analysis modeling of organisms and to predict the interactions of microbes based on these models.

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Sher Lab

PI: Daniel Sher, University of Haifa

The Sher lab focuses on marine chemical ecology, including the chemical interactions between the photosynthetic prokaryote Prochlorococcus and heterotrophic marine bacteria.

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Voss Lab

PI: Maren Voss, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

The Voss lab contributes an analytical chemistry perspective in the form of NanoSIMS mass spectrometry which can be used to investigate the production and usage of metabolites, as well as the chemical communication between micro-organisms.

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