Dr. Katharina Grosser

Katharina Grosser

Laboratory management

Olshausenstraße 75, 24118 Kiel, Raum: 121
Phone: +49 (0) 431 880-1278

Curriculum vitae

2021 – now
Scientific management of the community laboratory for environmental science at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

2014 – 2021
Head of the laboratory in the Molecular Interaction Ecology (MIE) research group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Project leader Gene Technology Lab of the security level 1 at iDiv

2018 – 2019
Parental leave

2017 – 2021
Security officer of the group Molecular Interaction Ecology

2014 – 2017
Security officer of the iDiv

2013 – 2014
Freelancer at the Netherlands Institut of Ecology (NIOO), Aquatic Science in the group of Ellen van Donk

2009 – 2013
PhD student, Stipend of the Max-Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology in Jena
Doctoral dissertation in chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry in the group Prof. Dr. Pohnert on the topic “Investigation of the surface chemistry of marine algae: ecological interactions and chemical responses”

Diploma thesis at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and the IFM-GEOMAR, Benthic ecology in the Group Prof. Dr. Wahl on the topic ”Influence of light fluctuations on macroalgae”

2005 – 2006
External Erasmus semester, Syddansk University Odensee, Denmark, Part of the International Study-Program Biological Oceanography (Bio-Ocean).

2002 – 2008
Diploma studies in Biology at the Christian- Albrechts University of Kiel


Katharina Grosser, Ina Weissflog, Benjamin Dietzek, Jürgen Popp, and Georg Pohnert (2013): Wound plug of two species of Caulerpa: a comparative raman study. ChemBioChem

Katharina Grosser, Linda Zedler, Michael Schmitt, Benjamin Dietzek, Jürgen Popp, and Georg Pohnert (2012): Disruption-free imaging by raman spectroscopy reveals a chemical sphere with antifouling metabolites around macroalgae. Biofouling, 28(7):687–696

Ina A. Weissflog, Katharina Grosser, Maximilian Bräutigam, Benjamin Dietzek, Georg Pohnert, and Juergen Popp (2013): Raman spectroscopic insights into the chemical gradients within the wound plug of the green alga Caulerpa taxifolia. ChemBioChem, 14(6):727–732

C. M. Mbaluto, E. M. Ahmad, A. Mädicke, K. Grosser, N. M. van Dam, A. Martínez-Medina (2021): Induced Local and Systemic Defense Responses in Tomato Underlying Interactions Between the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita and the Potato Aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae. Frontiers in Plant Science 12(543) *
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2021.632212
Henao, J. M., Demers, L. E., Grosser, K., Schedl, A., van Dam, N. M., Bede, J. C. (2020): Fertilizer Rate-Associated Increase in Foliar Jasmonate Burst Observed in Wounded Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves is Attenuated at eCO(2). Frontiers in Plant Science 10 *
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01636
Bravo, R. E., Chen, G., Grosser, K., Van Dam, N. M., Leiss, K. A., Klinkhamer, P. G. L. (2019): Ultraviolet radiation enhances salicylic acid-mediated defense signaling and resistance to Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 in a jasmonic acid-deficient tomato mutant. Plant Signaling & Behavior 14(4), e1581560
DOI: 10.1080/15592324.2019.1581560
Escobar-Bravo, R., Chen, G., Kim, H. K., Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M., Leiss, K. A., Klinkhamer, P. G. L. (2019): Ultraviolet radiation exposure time and intensity modulate tomato resistance to herbivory through activation of jasmonic acid signaling. Journal of Experimental Botany 70(1), 315-27
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ery347
Baaij, B. M., Kim, H. K., Grosser, K., Worrich, A., de Jong, T. J. (2018): Slug herbivory on hybrids of the crop Brassica napus and its wild relative B. rapa. Basic and Applied Ecology 31, 52-60
DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2018.06.001
Broekgaarden, C., Pelgrom, K. T. B., Bucher, J., van Dam, N. M., Grosser, K., Pieterse, C. M. J., van Kaauwen, M., Steenhuis, G., Voorrips, R. E., de Vos, M., Vosman, B., Worrich, A., van Wees, S. C. M. (2018): Combining QTL mapping with transcriptome and metabolome profiling reveals a possible role for ABA signaling in resistance against the cabbage whitefly in cabbage. PLOS ONE 13(11), e0206103
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206103
Escobar-Bravo, R., Ruijgrok, J., Kim, H. K., Grosser, K., Van Dam, N. M., Klinkhamer, P. G. L., Leiss, K. A. (2018): Light Intensity-Mediated Induction of Trichome-Associated Allelochemicals Increases Resistance Against Thrips in Tomato. Plant and Cell Physiology 59(12), 2462-75
DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pcy166
Papadopoulou, G. V., Maedicke, A., Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M., Martínez-Medina, A. (2018): Defence Signalling Marker Gene Responses to Hormonal Elicitation differ between Roots and Shoots. AoB PLANTS 10(3)
DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/ply031
Tsunoda, T., Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M. (2018): Locally and systemically induced glucosinolates follow optimal defence allocation theory upon root herbivory. Functional Ecology 32(9), 2127-37
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13147
Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M. (2017): A Straightforward Method for Glucosinolate Extraction and Analysis with High-pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). JoVE 121(e55425)
DOI: 10.3791/55425
Van Donk, E., Peacor, S., Grosser, K., De Senerpont Domis, L. N., Lürling, M. (2016): Pharmaceuticals May Disrupt Natural Chemical Information Flows and Species Interactions in Aquatic Systems: Ideas and Perspectives on a Hidden Global Change. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 238, 91-105
DOI: 10.1007/398_2015_5002