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

  • Sensor technology

NEWS

Trace Gas Biology and Sensor Technology website

Publication in Scientific Reports: Air exposure of corals and DMS

EnvEast PhD Studentship: NOSy: A Non-invasive Oyster Sensor to monitor spawning in bivalves

 




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BIOGRAPHY

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES

TEACHING

 

 

 

 
     
Biography

2017

Senior Lecturer

University of Essex, Colchester, UK

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 35: 1383 (DOI)

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, 161177 (DOI)

Hopkins, FE, Bell TG, Yang M, Suggett DJ, Steinke M (2016) Air exposure of coral is a significant source of dimethylsulfide (DMS) to the atmosphere. Scientific Reports, 6: 36031 (DOI)

 

My publications in the Research Repository

List of all publications

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Microorganisms in Mars-analogue environments: implications for finding evidence of life on Mars

 

Principal Investigator:

Dr Karen Olsson-Francis (Open University)

 

Co-Investigators:

Dr Manish Patel (Open University)

Dr Terry McGenity

Dr Michael Steinke

 

PhD Student:

Ben Stephens

 

Funding (2018 - 2024):

 

 

 

 

Searching for biogenic trace gases on Mars using laboratory experiments and the ExoMars NOMAD instrument

 

Principal Investigator:

Dr Manish Patel (Open University)

 

Co-Investigators:

Dr Karen Olsson-Francis (Open University)

Dr Terry McGenity

Dr Michael Steinke

 

PhD Student:

David Slade

 

Funding (2017 - 2020):

 

               

 

 

 

 

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):

 

 

 

 

NOSy: Non-invasive sensor to monitor spawning in oysters

Principal Investigators:

Dr Michael Steinke and Dr John Woods

 

Undergraduate Researchers:

Deanna Atkins and Bruce Towers

 

Funding (2017):

 

  Colchester Oyster Fishery

 

 

 

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 Undergraduate Course Director for Marine Biology

 

I contribute to teaching on the following modules:

BS112 Marine Ecology (Module Supervisor)

BS114 Marine Biology Field Skills (Module Supervisor)

BS251 Marine Biodiversity (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)

BS782 Research Project: MSc Tropical Marine Biology

 

Location of Teaching Rooms

 

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

Gordon Research Conference 2018 - Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere

Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 10-15 June 2018

 

Interreg Annual Event 2017

St Malo, France, 26 September 2017

 

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment - Building an Atlantic Community: Project and Ideas Meeting Place

Lisbon, Portugal, 12-14 July 2017

 

Astrobiology 7 - Astrobiology Society of Britain

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, 13-14 September 2017

 

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment - Building an Atlantic Community: Project and Ideas Meeting Place

Lisbon, Portugal, 12-14 July 2017

 

Workshop on Sustainability in Marine Biodiscovery

Galway, Ireland, 7-9 June 2017

Message in a Bottle CIFAR-GBMF Workshop

Eilat, Israel, 13-17 March 2017

 

Blue Science for Blue Growth - EuroMarine Event

European Parliament, Brussels, 8 February 2017

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Copyright (c) 2017 Michael Steinke

Plankton artwork courtesy of Glynn Gorick