Tanja Woyke, PhD
Microbial Genomics Program Lead, DOE Joint Genome Institute
Diploma in Biology, University of California, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany;
PhD in Microbiology, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany
Awards and Service
Review Editor: Frontiers in Microbiology;
Reviewer: PLoS One, Chemistry & Biology, Nucleic Acids Research (NAR), Environmental Microbiology
After studying the mechanism of action of antifungal natural products and their derivatives during her Ph.D. in Microbiology at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany), Dr. Woyke pursued her postdoctoral research at the DOE Joint Genome Institute in 2004. The main object of her research was the symbiont community of a gutless oligochaete for which she deciphered function and host-symbiont interplay using metagenomics. Taking on a Research Scientist position in 2007, she switched gears from metagenomics to single cell genomics, which is now her primary interest and passion. Dr. Woyke stepped into the microbial genomics program lead position in 2009.
- Swan BK et al. Potential for chemolithoautotrophy among ubiquitous bacteria lineages in the dark ocean. Science. 2011; 333(6047): 1296-1300.
- Cuvelier ML et al. Targeted metagenomics and ecology of globally important uncultured eukaryotic phytoplankton. Proc Nat Acad Sci U S A. 2010; 107(33): 14679-84.
- Woyke T et al. One Microbial Cell, One Complete Genome. PLoS One. 2010;5(4):e10314.
- Woyke T et al. Assembling the marine metagenome, one cell at a time. PLoS One. 2009; 4(4):e5299.
- Newton ILG et al. The Calyptogena magnifica chemoautotrophic symbiont genome. Science. 2007; 315(5814):998-1000.
- Woyke T et al. Symbiosis insights through metagenomic analysis of a microbial consortium. Nature. 2006; 443(7114):950-5.