University of Essex SCHOOL Of Biological Sciences  
             
             
 

 

 

Michael Steinke

School of Biological Sciences

University of Essex

Colchester

CO4 3SQ

United Kingdom

room: 4.10

email: msteinke (at) essex.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0)1206 873318

 

   
  RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Environmental volatile metabolomics

  • Ecology and biogeochemistry of trace gases

  • Infochemistry of algae and zooplankton

  • Chemodetection of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and isoprene in herbivorous plankton

  • Production of trace gases in algae and terrestrial plants

More Info on the new Trace Gas Biology website

 

     

BIOGRAPHY

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES

TEACHING

 

 

 

 
     
Biography

2006

Lecturer

University of Essex, Colchester, UK

2001

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

1997

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

1997

Ph.D.

University of Bremen, Germany

 

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Borell EM, Pettay T, Steinke M, Warner M, Fine M (2016) Symbiosis-specific changes in dimethylsulphoniopropionate concentrations in Stylophora pistillata along a depth gradient. Coral Reefs, in press

Franchini F, Steinke M (2016) Protocols for the quantification of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and other volatile organic compounds in aquatic environments. In: McGenity TJ, Timmis KN, Nogales B (eds.) Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols, in press

Kopf A et al. (2015) The ocean sampling day consortium. GigaScience 4(1): 27 (DOI)

 

My publications in the Research Repository

List of all publications

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

The smell of seaweeds and their 'second skin': Do volatile infochemicals mediate biofouling processes?

 

Principle Investigator:

Dr Mahasweta Saha (Research Fellow)

 

Host:

Dr Michael Steinke

 

Funding (2016 - 2018):

 

 

 

 

Developing novel analytical tools to explore the marine volatile metabolome

 

Principal Investigator:

Dr Michael Steinke

 

Co-Investigators:

Dr Alex Dumbrell

Dr Frances Hopkins (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

Dr Gill Malin (University of East Anglia)

 

PhD Student:

Luli Randell

 

Funding (2015 - 2019):

 

 

 

Role of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) in the chemcial communication of marine biofilms

 

Principal Investigator:

Dr Michael Steinke

 

Graduate Researcher:

Duncan Sweeney

 

Funding (2015):

 

SELECTED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES

Steinke M et al. (2012) Kids' Uni event at Colchester FirstSite, 26 May 2012 (see movies)

Steinke M, Exton DA and McGenity TJ (2011) 'Marine Gases - Challenges to the bio(geo)chemist' The Biochemist 33(3): 20-25 (PDF)

Steinke M and Liss PS (2007) 'The Smell of the Sea' BBC Radio 4 Material World, 2 August 2007. Listen again here

Steinke M (2006) 'Ocean Odours' Planet Earth, Winter 2006 (PDF)

 

TEACHING

I am the Course Director of the MSc in Tropical Marine Biology

 

I contribute to teaching on the following modules:

BS112 Marine Ecology

BS114 Marine Biology Field Skills (Module Supervisor)

BS251 Marine Biodiversity (Module Supervisor)

BS303 Estuarine and Coastal Ecology Field Module (Module Supervisor)

BS344 Pollution: Impacts and Management

BS705 Tropical Marine Resources

BS706 Tropical Marine Systems

BS707 Methods in Tropical Marine Biology (Module Supervisor)

BS708 Professional Skills in Tropical Marine Biology (Module Supervisor)

 

Location of Teaching Rooms

 

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

Signals in the Sea - International Workshop

University of Gothenburg, Tjarn, Sweden, 23-27 May 2016

 

 

 

EuroMarine Network - General Assembly

Olhao, Portugal, 28-29 January 2016

 

Invited Presentation: 'Chemical ecology of marine interactions: The chemical language that shapes future marine health'

 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright (c) 2016 Michael Steinke

Plankton artwork courtesy of Glynn Gorick