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

NEWS

Trace Gas Biology website

Publication in Scientific Reports: Air exposure of corals and DMS

 

     

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 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

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 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)

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 (Module Supervisor)

 

Location of Teaching Rooms

 

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

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

https://www.euromarinenetwork.eu/sites/default/files/News_docs/_BSBG_cover_slide_from_poster_0.jpg

 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright (c) 2017 Michael Steinke

Plankton artwork courtesy of Glynn Gorick