Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Lab website: PhotoSynLab

Research interests

Photosynthesis & Renewable Energy
Synthetic biology
Nano-scale imaging techniques


BT8105 Synthetic Biology
TBT4145 Molecular Genetics
MN8000 Doing Science: Methods, Ethics and Dissemination

Model organisms

Synechocystis sp. PCC 700 2+ 6803 (cyanobacterium)
Nannochloropsis (marine heterokont alga)
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (green alga)

Selected Publications

Shojaei Moghadam, Morteza; Albersmeier, Andreas; Winkler, Anika; Cimmino, Lorenzo; Rise, Kjersti; Hohmann-Marriott, Martin Frank; Kalinowski, Jörn; Rückert, Christian; Wentzel, Alexander; Lale, Rahmi. (2016) Isolation and genome sequencing of four Arctic marine Psychrobacter strains exhibiting multicopper oxidase activity. BMC Genomics. vol. 17 (117).

Lamb, Jacob Joseph; Forfang, Kristin; Hohmann-Marriott, Martin Frank. (2015) A Practical Solution for 77 K Fluorescence Measurements Based on LED Excitation and CCD Array Detector. PLoS ONE. vol. 10 (7).

Mühlroth, Alice; Assimi, AE; Røkke, Gunvor; Despres, Julie; Winge, Per; Bruheim, Per; Hohmann-Marriott, Martin Frank; Vadstein, Olav; Bones, Atle M.. (2015) Transcriptional regulation of lipid accumulation in phosphorus limited Nannochloropsis oceanica. European journal of phycology. vol. 50.  

Lamb JJ, Hill RE, Eaton-Rye JJ, Hohmann-Marriott MF (2014) Functional Role of PilA in iron acquisition in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. PLoS ONE 9(8):e105761

Hohmann-Marriott MF (Ed) (2014) The Structural Basis of Biological Energy Generation, in: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Mühlroth A, Lee K, Røkke G, Winge P, Olsen Y, Hohmann-Marriott MF, Vadstein O & Bones AM (2013) Pathways of lipid metabolism in marine algae, co-expression network, bottlenecks and candidate genes for enhanced production of EPA and DHA in species of Chromista. Marine Drugs 11: 4662-4697

Lamb JJ, Eaton-Rye JJ & Hohmann-Marriott MF (2013) A cost effective solution to reliable determination of cell numbers of microorganisms in liquid culture. Current Microbiology, 67: 123-129

Lamb JJ, Eaton-Rye JJ, & Hohmann-Marriott MF (2012) A LED-based fluorometer for chlorophyll quantification in the laboratory and in the field, Photosynthesis Research 114: 59-68

Moreau H, Verhelst B, Couloux A, Derelle E, Rombauts S, Grimsley N, Van Bel M, Poulain J,  Katinka M, Hohmann-Marriott MF, Piganeau G, Rouzé P, Da Silva C, Wincker P, Van de Peer Y, and Vandepoele K (2012) Gene functionalities and genome structure in Bathycoccus prasinos reflect cellular specializations at the base of the green lineage, Genome Biology 2012, 13:R74.

Hohmann-Marriott MF & Blankenship RE (2012) The Photosynthetic World, In: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Series Editor: Govindjee, Editor: J. Eaton-Rye, pp 3-32, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Hohmann-Marriott MF and Blankenship RE (2011) The evolution of photosynthesis, Annual Review of Plant Biology, 62: 515-48.

Hohmann-Marriott MF, Takizawa K, Eaton-Rye JJ, Mets L & Minagawa J (2010) The redox state of the plastoquinone pool directly modulates chlorophyll fluorescence in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, FEBS-Letters 584: 1021-1026

Hohmann-Marriott MF, Sousa AA, Azari AA, Glushakova S, Zhang G, Zimmerberg J & Leapman RD (2009) Nanoscale 3D cellular imaging by axial scanning transmission electron tomography, Nature Methods 10: 729-731

Hohmann-Marriott MF & Roberson RW (2009) Exploring photosynthesis by electron tomography, Photosynthesis Research 102: 177-188.

Sousa AA, Hohmann-Marriott MF, Zhang G & Leapman RD (2009) Monte Carlo electron-trajectory simulations in bright-field and dark-field STEM: Implications for tomography of thick biological sections, Ultramicroscopy 109: 213-221.

Glushakova S, Mazar J, Hama E, Hohmann-Marriott MF & Zimmerberg J (2009) Inhibitors of cysteine proteases irreversibly inactivate malaria parasites at the end of the erythrocyte cycle, Cellular Microbiology 11:95-105.

MF Hohmann-Marriott, van de Meene AML & Roberson RW (2008) Electron tomographic techniques: A gateway to photosynthetic structure, In: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Biophysical Techniques in Photosynthesis II, Series Editor: Govindjee, Editor: J. Matysik and T. J. Aartsma, pp 13-34, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Sousa AA, Hohmann-Marriott MF, Aronova MA, Zhang G & Leapman RD (2008) Determination of quantitative distributions of heavy-metal stain in biological specimens by annular dark-field STEM, Journal of Structural Biology 162: 14-28.

Hohmann-Marriott MF & Blankenship RE (2008) Anoxygenic Type-I Photosystems and Evolution of Photosynthetic Reaction Centers, In: Photosynthetic Protein Complexes- A Structural Approach, Editor: P. Fromme, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, pp 295-324

Hohmann-Marriott MF & Blankenship RE (2007) Variable fluorescence in green sulfur bacteria, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1767: 106-113

Hohmann-Marriott MF & Blankenship RE (2007) Hypothesis on the biogenesis of chlorosomes in green photosynthetic bacteria, Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Letters, 581: 800-803

Hohmann-Marriott MF, Uchida M, van de Meene AML, Garret M, Hjelm BJ, Kokoori S & Roberson RW (2006) Application of electron tomography to fungal ultrastructure studies. New Phytologist 172: 208-220.

Swingley W, Hohmann-Marriott MF, Olson T & Blankenship RE (2005) Effect of iron on growth and ultrastructure of Acaryochloris marina, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 8606-8610.

Hohmann-Marriott MF, Blankenship RE & Roberson RW (2005) The ultrastructure of Chlorobium tepidum chlorosomes revealed by electron microscopy, Photosynthesis Research 86: 145-154

van de Meene AML, Hohmann-Marriott MF, Vermaas WFJ & RW Roberson (2005) The three-dimensional structure of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Archives of Microbiology 185: 259-270

Hohmann-Marriott MF, Sharp WP, Roberson RW & Blankenship RE(2005) Digital position determination system for electron microscopy, Microscopy Research and Technique 67: 106-111


Swingley Lab (Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois Universit, USA)
Eaton-Rye Lab (Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand)
Minagawa Lab (National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan)
Blankenship Lab (Departments of Chemistry & Biology, Washington University, USA)
Leapman Lab (National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH, USA)
Roberson Lab (School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA)
Vermass Lab (School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA)
Mets Lab (Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago, USA)
The Center for Bioenergy & Photosynthesis at Arizona State University

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  • Hohmann-Marriott, Martin Frank. (2014) The Structural Basis of Biological Energy Generation. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.. 2014. ISBN 978-94-017-8741-3. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration (39).