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Jenny Wendt



Organic Geochemistry


+49 421 218-65704


+49 421 218-65715



MARUM I, 2730

Jenny Wendt


Research interests

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Use and maintenance of analytical instruments (GC/ GC-MS, GC-irms, LC-irms, EA-irms and FTICR-MS)
  • Mass Spectrometry Imaging of geobiomolecules
  • Measurements of stable isotopes (C, H and N) in environmental samples
  • Participation in scientific cruises for on-board analysis and sample collection

Ship expeditions

July- August 2009Maria S. Merian M12/3
Reykjavik/Island- Bremerhaven/Germany
July- August 2010Poseidon P402 MENEZ MAP
Ponta Delgada/Azores- Ponta Delgada/Azores
February 2011Meteor M84/1 DARC-SEAS
Valetta/Malta- Istanbul/Turkey
April 2013Poseidon P450 DARC- SEAS II
Barcelona/ Spain- Malaga/ Spain


  • Zhuang, GC, Heuer, VB, Lazar, CS, Goldhammer, T, Wendt, J, Samarkin, VA, Elvert, M, Teske, AP, Joye, SB and Hinrichs, KU (2018) Relative importance of methylotrophic methanogenesis in sediments of the Western Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 224. 171-186. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.12.024 PANGAEA Supplementary Data
  • Schmidt, F., Koch, B.P., Gold­ham­mer, T., Elvert, M., Witt, M., Lin, Y.-S., Wendt, J., Za­bel, M., Heuer, V.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2017) Un­ra­ve­ling si­gna­tu­res of bio­geo­che­mi­cal pro­ces­ses and the de­po­si­tio­nal set­ting in the mole­cu­lar com­po­si­ti­on of pore wa­ter DOM across dif­fe­rent ma­ri­ne en­vi­ron­ments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, avail­able on­line be­fo­re print 09 March 2017doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.005
  • Yoshinaga, M.Y., Gagen, E.J., Wörmer, L., Broda, N.K., Meador, T.B., Wendt, J., Thomm, M. and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2015) Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus modulates its membrane lipids in response to hydrogen and nutrient availability. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00005 (accepted manuscript online: 04. Jan 2015)
  • Hammerschmidt SB, Wiersberg T, Heuer VB, Wendt J, Erzinger J, Kopf A (2014). Real-time drilling mud gas monitoring for qualitative evaluation of hydrocarbon gas composition during deep sea drilling in the Nankai Trough Kumano Basin. Geochemical Transactions 15 (15). doi:10.1186/s12932-014-0015-8
  • Heuer, VB, Aiello, IW, Elvert, M, Goldenstein, N, Goldhammer, T, Könneke, M, Liu, X, Pape, S, Schmidt, F, Wendt, J and Zhuang, G (2014) Report and preliminary results of R/V POSEIDON cruise POS450, DARCSEAS II – Deep subseafloor Archaea in the Western Mediterranean Sea: Carbon Cycle, Life Strategies, and Role in Sedimentary Ecosystems, Barcelona (Spain) – Malaga (Spain), April 2 – 13, 2013. Berichte, MARUM – Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Universität Bremen. urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00103992-13
  • Meador TB, Gagen EJ, Loscar ME, Goldhammer T, Yoshinaga MYY, Wendt J, Thomm, M, Hinrichs KU (2014) Thermococcus kodakarensis modulates its polar membrane lipids and elemental composition according to growth stage and phosphate availability. Frontiers in Extreme Microbiology doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00010