Dr. Mia Maria Bengtsson

Senior Scientist, Group Leader

Department for Microbial Physiology and Molecular Biology

Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 8 - 1. floor - room-nr.: 1.53

17489 Greifswald

phone: +49 (0)3834 420 5918
fax:      +49 (0)3834 420 5902
email:   bengtssonm(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de

Curriculum Vitae
Since 09/2015 Junior research group leader at the University of Greifswald
2014-2015 Postdoctoral fellow at the WasserCluster Lunz. PI: Dr. Robert Ptacnik
07/2013 – 03/2014 Parental leave
05/2011 – 07/2015 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vienna. EU FP7 Marie Curie Actions Individual Fellowship “PRIMA”. PI: Professor Tom Battin
08/2006 – 03/2011 PhD student at the University of Bergen, Norway. Supervisors: Professor Lise Øvreås and Dr. Kjersti Sjøtun
11/2003 – 12/2005 Research assistant at the Department of Botany (Division of Plant Ecology), Stockholm University, Sweden. PI: Professor Johan Ehrlén
01/2006 – 08/2006 Complementary studies in Biology (Algal ecology and evolution) and Physical Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway.
06/2002 – 06/2006 Guide at the Bergius Botanical Garden, Stockholm, Sweden
10/2002 – 10/2003 Graduate studies in Plant Physiology at Stockholm University, Sweden. Supervisor: Marianne Pedersén
08/1998 – 10/2002 Undergraduate studies in Biology at Stockholm University, Sweden
Research Interests

– Interactions between algae/aquatic plants and bacteria

– Seagrass meadow ecology

– Kelp forest ecology

– Mixotrophic algae

– Biofilms in marine and freshwater environments

– Biology of Planctomycetes

– Aquatic microbial eukaryotes

  • Sheffer MM, Uhl G, Prost S, Lueders T, Urich T, Bengtsson MM. Tissue- and population-level microbiome analysis of the wasp spider argiope bruennichi identified a novel dominant bacterial symbiont. Microorganisms. 2019;8(1). PMID: 31861544
  • Bengtsson, M. M., Attermeyer, K. & Catalan, N. (2018). Interactive effects on organic matter processing from soils to the ocean: are priming effects relevant in aquatic ecosystems? Hydrobiologia. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3672-2
  • Bengtsson, M. M., Wagner, K., Schwab, C., Urich, T., & Battin, T. J. (2018). Light availability impacts structure and function of phototrophic stream biofilms across domains and trophic levels. Molecular Ecology. (published online ahead of print) http://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14696
  • Giacomin, P. R., Kraeuter, A. K., Albornoz, E. A., Jin, S., Bengtsson, M., Gordon, R., Woodruff, T. M., Urich, T., Sarnyal, Z. & Soares Magalhaes, R. J. (2018). Chronic Helminth Infection Perturbs the Gut-Brain Axis, Promotes Neuropathology, and Alters Behavior. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 121, S23–6. http://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy092
  • Bengtsson, M. M., Bühler, A., Brauer, A., Dahlke, S., Schubert, H., & Blindow, I. (2017). Eelgrass Leaf Surface Microbiomes Are Locally Variable and Highly Correlated with Epibiotic Eukaryotes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 8603–11. http://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01312
  • Wagner, K., Bengtsson, M. M., Findlay, R. H., Battin, T. J., & Ulseth, A. J. (2017). High light intensity mediates a shift from allochthonous to autochthonous carbon use in phototrophic stream biofilms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(7), 1806–1820. http://doi.org/10.1002/2016JG003727
  • Battin, T. J., Besemer, K., Bengtsson, M. M., Romani, A. M., & Packmann, A. I. (2016). The ecology and biogeochemistry of stream biofilms. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 14(4), 251–263. http://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro.2016.15
  • Wagner, K. Besemer, N.R. Burns, T. Battin & M. M. Bengtsson (2015). Light availability impacts stream biofilm bacterial community composition and function, but not diversity. Environmental Microbiology (published ahead of print) onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12913/abstract
  • Wagner, M. M. Bengtsson, N. R. Burns, E. R. Herberg & T. Battin. (2014) Functional and structural responses of hyporheic biofilms to varying sources of dissolved organic matter. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80 (4): 6004-6012. aem.asm.org/content/80/19/6004.abstract
  • M. Bengtsson, K. Wagner, N. R. Burns, E. R. Herberg, W. Wanek, L. A. Kaplan & T. Battin. (2014) No evidence of aquatic priming effects in hyporheic zone microcosms. Scientific reports 4: 5187. http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140605/srep05187/full/srep05187.html
  • M. Bengtsson, K. Sjøtun, A. Lanzén, L. Øvreås. (2012) Bacterial diversity in relation to secondary production and succession on surfaces of the kelp Laminaria hyperborea. ISME Journal 6: 2188-2198.http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v6/n12/abs/ismej201267a.html
  • Bengtsson M. M. (2011) Bacterial biofilms on the kelp Laminaria hyperborea. Doctoral Thesis University of Bergen.https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/4610
  • Lanzén, A., Jorgensen, S. L., Bengtsson, M. M., Jonassen, I., Øvreås, L., & Urich, T. (2011). Exploring the composition and diversity of microbial communities at the Jan Mayen hydrothermal vent field using RNA and DNA. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 77: 577-589.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01138.x/full
  • Bengtsson M. M., Sjøtun K., Storesund, J. E., Øvreås L. (2011) Utilization of kelp-derived carbon sources by kelp surface-associated bacteria. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 62:191-199 www.int-res.com/articles/ame_oa/a062p191.pdf
  • Bengtsson M. M., Øvreås L. (2010) Planctomycetes dominate biofilms on surfaces of the kelp Laminaria hyperborea. BMC Microbiology 10:#261 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/10/261
  • Bengtsson M. M, Sjøtun, K., Øvreås, L. (2010) Seasonal dynamics of bacterial biofilms on the kelp Laminaria hyperborea. Aquatic Microbial Ecology: 60 pp. 71-83 http://www.int-res.com/articles/ame_oa/a060p071.pdf
  • Bårström, M. Bengtsson, O. Blixt, T. Norberg (2000) New derivatives of reducing oligosaccharides and their use in enzymatic reactions: efficient synthesis of sialyl Lewis a and sialyl dimeric Lewis x glycoconjugates. Carbohydrate Research:328 (4) pp. 525-531 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008621500001282
  • Battin TJ, Besemer K, Bengtsson MM, Romani AM, Packmann AI. The ecology and biogeochemistry of stream biofilms. Nat Rev Microbiol.2016 Mar 14;14(4):251-63. PMID: 26972916.