Marcel Suleiman

Research Interests

Microbial ecology, microbial diversity, interkingdom/interspezies crossfeeding, metagenomics of ecosystems and enrichment cultures, microbial regime shifts due to global change factors.


Education and Professional Positions

2019 - present Postdoc position with Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2016 - 2019 Assistant to Chief Editor of Extremophiles Journal (Springer)
2016 - 2019 Ph.D. in Microbiology, supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. Garo Antranikian, Technical University of Hamburg, Germany. Thesis: Microbial diversity of shallow marine hydrothermal vents of Vulcano Island and characterization of an extremely heat-active endoglucanase
2013 - 2015 M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany. Thesis: Interkingdom cross-feeding of methylotrophic bacteria and the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Bodo Philipp
2010 - 2013 B.Sc. in Biology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. Thesis: N2O emission and denitrifier community composition of tank bromeliads. Supervised by PD Dr. Gesche Braker and Prof. Dr. Ralf Conrad

Selected Publications

  • Suleiman M., Schröder C., Kuhn M., Simon A., Stahl A., Frerichs H., Antranikian G. (2019). Microbial biofilm formation and degradation of octocrylene, a UV absorber found in sunscreen. Communications biology 2 (1), 1-5. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-019-0679-9
  • Suleiman M., Schröder C., Klippel B., Schäfers C., Krüger A., Antranikian G. (2019). Extremely thermoactive archaeal endoglucanase from a shallow marine hydrothermal vent from Vulcano Island. Applied microbiology and biotechnology 103, 1267-1274. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-9542-z
  • Antranikian G., Suleiman M., Schäfers C., Adams MWW., Bartolucci S., Blamey JM., Birkeland NK., Bonch-Osmolovskaya E., da Costa MS., Cowan D., Danson M., Forterre P., Kelly R., Ishino Y., Littlechild J., Moracci M., Noll K., Oshima T., Robb F., Rossi M., Santos H., Schönheit P., Sterner R., Thauer R., Thomm M., Wiegel J., Stetter KO. (2017). Diversity of bacteria and archaea from two shallow marine hydrothermal vents from Vulcano Island. Extremophiles 21 (4), 733-742. DOI: 10.1007/s00792-017-0938-y
  • Suleiman M., Brandt FB., Brenzinger K., Martinson GO., Braker G. (2017). Potential N2O Emissions from the Tanks of Bromeliads Suggest an Additional Source of N2O in the Neotropics. Microbial ecology 73 (4), 751-754. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-016-0903-9
  • Suleiman M., Zecher K., Yücel O., Jagmann N., Philipp B. (2016). Interkingdom cross-feeding of ammonium from marine methylamine-degrading bacteria to the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Applied and environmental microbiology 82 (24), 7113-7122. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01642-16