Dr. Marcos Yoshinaga

Name: Dr. Dr. Marcos Yoshinaga
Department: Organic Geochemistry, Hinrichs Lab
Job: Post Doc
Room:MARUM I, 2620


+49  421 218 - 65744
E-Mail: myoshinaga@marum.de

B.Sc. degree on Biological Sciences at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil (2001)
PhD student in Biological Oceanography at the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil (2002-2007)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Post Doc Fellowship at the University of Bremen (MARUM), Germany (2008-2010)
Post Doc at the University of Bremen (MARUM) (2010-Present)

Employing a combination of molecular and stable carbon isotopic investigation from environmental carbon pools (e.g. dissolved inorganic carbon, methane, volatile fatty acids, intact membrane lipids) my current research is aimed at examine the microbial carbon cycling in the marine realm. Three settings are of great interest: methane seep sites (strong carbon cycling coupled to high microbial biomass), shallow subsurface sediments (low turnover rates and low biomass) and hydrothermal vent systems (extreme environments with high microbial activity). Apart from decoding the signals of organic molecules in natural environments, recently my research also focuses on the understanding of the archaeal lipid production by manipulating cultured methanogens.

2004. Sumida, P.Y.G.; YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Madureira, L.A.S. & Hovland, M. Seabed pockmarks associated with deep-water corals off SE Brazilian continental slope, Santos Basin. Marine Geology 207: 159-167.
2005. Sumida, P.Y.G.; YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Ciotti, A.M. & Gaeta, S.A. Benthic response to upwelling events off the SE Brazilian coast. Marine Ecology Progress Series 291: 35-42.
2006. YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Quintana, C.O. & Sumida, P.Y.G. Sedimentary chlorophyll-a and microbial biomass as indicators of benthic process in coastal and shelf areas of the SE Brazilian coast (Ubatuba, SP). Journal of Coastal Research SI 39: 1098-1101.
2008. YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Sumida, P.Y.G. & Wakeham, S.G. Lipid biomarkers in surface sediments of an unusual coastal upwelling area from the SW Atlantic Ocean. Organic Geochemistry 39: 1385-1399.
2009. Dyda, R.Y.; Suzuki, M.T.; YOSHINAGA, M.Y. & Harvey, H.R. The response of in-situ microbial communities to diverse organic matter sources in the Arctic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II 56: 1249-1263.
2010. YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Sumida, P.Y.G.; Silveira, I.C.A.; Ciotti, A.M.; Gaeta, S.A.; Pacheco, L.F. & Koettker, A.G. Vertical distribution of benthic invertebrate larvae during an upwelling event along a transect off the tropical Brazilian continental margin. Journal of Marine Systems 79: 124-133.
2010. Quintana, C.O.; YOSHINAGA, M.Y. & Sumida, P.Y. Benthic responses to organic matter variation in a subtropical coastal area off SE Brazil. Marine Ecology 31: 457-472.
2010. Lin, Y.-S.; Lipp, J.S.; YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Lin, S.-H.; Elvert, M. & Hinrichs, K.-U. Intramolecular stable carbon isotopic analysis of archaeal glycosyl tetraether lipids. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 24: 2817–2826.
2011. YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Kellerman, M.Y.; Rossel, P.; Schubotz, F.; Lipp, J.S. & Hinrichs, K.-U. Systematic fragmentation patterns of archaeal intact polar lipids by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization ion-trap mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25: 3563–3574.
2012. YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Wörmer, L.; Elvert, M. & Hinrichs, K.-U. Novel cardiolipins from uncultured methane-metabolizing archaea. Archaea (doi:10.1155/2012/832097).
2012. Kellermann, M.Y.; Wegener, G.; Elvert, M.; YOSHINAGA, M.Y.; Lin, Y.-S.; Holler, T.; Prieto-Mollar, X.; Knittel, K.; & Hinrichs, K.-U. Kellermann, M.Y.; Wegener, G.; Elvert, M.; Yoshinaga, M.Y.; Lin, Y.-S.; Holler, T.; Prieto-Mollar, X.; Knittel, K. & Hinrichs, K.-U. Autotrophy as a predominant mode of carbon fixation in anaerobic methane-oxidizing microbial communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 19321–19326.