Assistant Professors

Carolin Löscher

Portrait of Carolin Löscher

Assistant Professor

Phone: (+45) 6550 8456

Short CV

Professional Experience

  • 09/2017 onwards Assistant professor, Danish Institute for Advanced Science at University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • 05/2016- present Research associate/ Marie Curie fellow at Nordic Center for Earth Evolution, University of Southern Denmark
  • 01/2016- 05/2016: Postdoctoral fellow, Marine Chemistry, SFB754 Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research- GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.
  • 01/2012- 12/2015: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for general Microbiology, CAU Kiel, Germany.
  • Guest Scientist at the Peruvian Institute for marine Science and Fisheries (IMARPE), Lima, Peru, and at the Cape Verde Institute for marine Science and Fisheries (INDP)
  • 08/2008–12/2011: PhD student, GEOMAR, CAU Kiel, and MPI for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany.


  • 12/2011 Dr. rer. nat.. Department of Biology, University of Kiel, Germany, Thesis title: Sensitivity of the oceanic nitrogen cycle to changes in dissolved oxygen.
  • 08/2008 Diploma thesis, Biological Oceanography, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany, Thesis title: Identification of microbes involved in the nitrogen cycle in the eastern tropical North Atlantic.
  • 2003-2008 Student of Biological Oceanography at Kiel University, at Free University of Berlin with an external semester at Free University of Amsterdam

Teaching experience and supervision

  • Since 09/2016 Lecturer at University of Southern Denmark:
  • Microbial ecology and global biogeochemical cycles,
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • 08/2013 Marine meta-omics, summer school in Kristineberg, Sweden, lab practices and lecture.
  • 2008 – 2015 Instructor for lab practice at University of Kiel, Germany: Molecular biology and metagenomics of microorganisms with short cruise on RV Littorina
  • Since 2010 Supervision of 4 Master students: F. Rudminat, N. Martogli, J. Gier, S. Feiersinger (ongoing)
  • Co-supervision of 5 PhD projects: B. Mensch, M. Fischer, J. Gier, J. Maltby, H. Lutterbeck, D. Arevalo-Martinez
  • 07/2011 Supervision of Jannik Faustmann, Max-Planck Schule, Kiel,upper school scientific (“NaT-Working”) project “Diversity studies on bacterioplankton samples from the Eckernförde Bay”

Other professional activity

  • Editorial responsibility: Frontiers in Marine Science, Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology, Biogeosciences
  • Proposal review: EU Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), EU COFUND actions, Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica Chile
  • Journals: Nature Communications, Environmental Microbiology, Biogeosciences, Deep Sea Research, PlosOne, AEM, ISME journal, PLoS One, Nature Geoscienc

Research Interests

Expeditions and Large-Scale Experiments

  • 06/2017 M138: Tropical SE Pacific Ocean, (R/V Meteor), Chief scientist
  • 06/2013 M96: Tropical Atlantic Ocean, SFB 754, (R/V Meteor)
  • 10/2012- 03/2013 M90-93: Tropical SE Pacific Ocean, SFB 754 (R/V Meteor)
  • 09/2012 Cape Verde Mesocosm Experiment, PI
  • 10/2010 M83/1: Tropical NE Atlantic Ocean, SFB 754 (R/V Meteor)
  • 06/2010 P399: Subtropical north-eastern Atlantic, (R/V Poseidon) Co-chief Scientist
  • 12/2009 M80/2: Tropical NE Atlantic Ocean, SFB 754 (R/V Meteor)
  • 12/2008-02/2009 M77/3: Tropical SE Pacific Ocean, SFB 754 (R/V Meteor)
  • 02/2007 ATA 03: Mauritanian Upwelling, SOPRAN (R/V L’Atalante)