Research group Jan-Hendrik Hehemann

Fucus vesiculosus on rocky coasts on Helgoland
Fucus vesiculosus grows on rocky coasts like here on Helgoland. The cell wall sugar fucoidan is particularly important for resisting waves and tides.


The Glycobiochemistry research group, headed by Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Hehemann, is affiliated with the University of Bremen, MARUM and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI MM).

The group investigates the relevance of algal polysaccharides in the marine carbon cycle. The research group "Marine Glycobiology" is located at MARUM and the MPI MM Bremen. Based on its research, the new group "Glycobiochemistry" was founded at Department 2, Biology/Chemistry, of the University of Bremen. Prof. Hehemann's work is funded by a Heisenberg Professorship from the German Research Foundation (DFG). With the Heisenberg-Professur, the German Research Foundation (DFG) promotes scientists who stand out for their excellent research achievements, and enables them to pursue their research and to establish their own working groups.

The Glycobiochemistry research group contributes to teaching in the international study programmes BSc Marine Geosciences at the University of Bremen and MSc Marine Microbiology (MarMic) at the Max Planck Institute Bremen.

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Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik-Hehemann        
University of Bremen / FB2/ MARUM
Leobener Strasse 8, 28359 Bremen
ph +49 (0421) 218 65775
fax +49 (0)421 218 98 65775


Secretary's Office

Astrid Stierle
University of Bremen / FB2/ MARUM                                                                                 
Leobener Strasse 8, 28359 Bremen
ph +49 (0421) 218 65537
fax +49 (0)421 218 98 65537


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