Herr PD Dr.

Michael Schweikert

Institut für Biomaterialien und biomolekulare Systeme
Abteilung Biobasierte Materialien


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Nach Absprache.

  1. Cavaleiro, J., Oliveira, N.B., Ribeiro, T.A., Guimarães, L.F., Fernandes, N.M., Silva-Neto, I.D., Marszaukowski, F., Wohnrath, K., Barreto, C.B., Schweikert, M., Petroni, G., Ortenzi, C., Buonanno, F., Picciani, P.H.S., Oliveira, O.N., Soares, C.A.G.: Distinguishing Activities in the Photodynamic Arsenals of the Pigmented Ciliates              Blepharisma sinuosum              Sawaya, 1940 and              Blepharisma japonicum              Suzuki, 1954 (Ciliophora: Heterotrichea). Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1111/php.13288.
  2. Junghans, L., Teleki, A., Wijaya, A.W., Becker, M., Schweikert, M., Takors, R.: From nutritional wealth to autophagy: In vivo metabolic dynamics in the cytosol, mitochondrion and shuttles of IgG producing CHO cells. Metabolic Engineering. 54, 145--159 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymben.2019.02.005.
  3. Sabaneyeva, E., Castelli, M., Szokoli, F., Benken, K., Lebedeva, N., Salvetti, A., Schweikert, M., Fokin, S., Petroni, G.: Host and Symbiont Intraspecific Variability: The Case of Paramecium Calkinsi and ``Candidatus Trichorickettsia Mobilis’’. European Journal of Protistology. 62, 79–94 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2017.12.002.
  4. da Silva Paiva, T., Küppers, G.C., Lahr, D.J.G., Schweikert, M., da Silva-Neto, I.D.: Discomorphella Pedroeneasi Sp. Nov. (Ciliophora, Odontostomatida): An Anaerobic Ciliate Hosting Multiple Cytoplasmic and Macronuclear Endocytobionts. European Journal of Protistology. 58, 103–134 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2017.01.002.
  5. Sabaneyeva, E., Castelli, M., Szokoli, F., Benken, K., Lebedeva, N., Salvetti, A., Schweikert, M., Fokin, S., Petroni, G.: Host and Symbiont Intraspecific Variability: The Case of Paramecium Calkinsi and “Candidatus Trichorickettsia Mobilis.” (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2017.12.002.
  6. Grossmann, L., Bock, C., Schweikert, M., Boenigk, J.: Small but Manifold – Hidden Diversity in ``Spumella-like Flagellates’’. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 63, 419–439 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12287.
  7. Vannini, C., Boscaro, V., Ferrantini, F., Benken, K.A., Mironov, T.I., Schweikert, M., Görtz, H.-D., Fokin, S.I., Sabaneyeva, E.V., Petroni, G.: Flagellar Movement in Two Bacteria of the Family Rickettsiaceae: A Re-Evaluation of Motility in an Evolutionary Perspective. PLOS ONE. 9, e87718 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0087718.
  8. de Castro, L.A.M., Küppers, G.C., Schweikert, M., Harada, M.L., Paiva, T. da S.: Ciliates from Eutrophized Water in the Northern Brazil and Morphology of Cristigera Hammeri Wilbert, 1986 (Ciliophora, Scuticociliatia). European Journal of Protistology. 50, 122–133 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2014.01.005.
  9. Lemloh, M.-L., Marin, F., Herbst, F., Plasseraud, L., Schweikert, M., Baier, J., Bill, J., Brümmer, F.: Genesis of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Containing Alveolar Plates in the Ciliate Coleps Hirtus (Ciliophora, Prostomatea). Journal of Structural Biology. 181, 155–161 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsb.2012.12.001.
  10. Schweikert, M., Fujishima, M., Görtz, H.-D.: Symbiotic Associations Between Ciliates and Prokaryotes. In: The Prokaryotes. pp. 427–463. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30194-0_18.
  11. Boscaro, V., Schrallhammer, M., Benken, K.A., Krenek, S., Szokoli, F., Berendonk, T.U., Schweikert, M., Verni, F., Sabaneyeva, E.V., Petroni, G.: Rediscovering the Genus Lyticum, Multiflagellated Symbionts of the Order Rickettsiales. Scientific Reports. 3, (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep03305.
  12. Hoppenrath, M., Chomérat, N., Horiguchi, T., Schweikert, M., Nagahama, Y., Murray, S.: Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Benthic Prorocentrum Species (Dinophyceae)A Proposal and Review. Harmful Algae. 27, 1–28 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2013.03.006.
  13. Urban, C., Sohn, K., Lottspeich, F., Brunner, H., Rupp, S.: Identification of Cell Surface Determinants in Candida Albicans Reveals Tsa1p, a Protein Differentially Localized in the Cell. FEBS Letters. 544, 228–235 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0014-5793(03)00455-1.
  14. Schrallhammer, M., Ferrantini, F., Vannini, C., Galati, S., Schweikert, M., Görtz, H.-D., Verni, F., Petroni, G.: `Candidatus Megaira Polyxenophila’ Gen. Nov., Sp. Nov.: Considerations on Evolutionary History, Host Range and Shift of Early Divergent Rickettsiae. PLOS ONE. 8, e72581 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0072581.
  15. Boscaro, V., Fokin, S.I., Schrallhammer, M., Schweikert, M., Petroni, G.: Revised Systematics of Holospora-Like Bacteria and Characterization of ``Candidatus Gortzia Infectiva’’, a Novel Macronuclear Symbiont of Paramecium Jenningsi. Microbial Ecology. 65, 255–267 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-012-0110-2.
  16. Gottschling, M., Soehner, S., Zinssmeister, C., John, U., Plötner, J., Schweikert, M., Aligizaki, K., Elbrächter, M.: Delimitation of the Thoracosphaeraceae (Dinophyceae), Including the Calcareous Dinoflagellates, Based on Large Amounts of Ribosomal RNA Sequence Data. Protist. 163, 15–24 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protis.2011.06.003.
  17. Schrallhammer, M., Galati, S., Altenbuchner, J., Schweikert, M., Görtz, H.-D., Petroni, G.: Tracing the Role of R-Bodies in the Killer Trait: Absence of Toxicity of R-Body Producing Recombinant E. Coli on Paramecia. European Journal of Protistology. 48, 290–296 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2012.01.008.
  18. Godrijan, J., Marić, D., Imesek, M., Janeković, I., Schweikert, M., Pfannkuchen, M.: Diversity, Occurrence, and Habitats of the Diatom Genus Bacteriastrum (Bacillariophyta) in the Northern Adriatic Sea, with the Description of B. Jadranum Sp. Nov. Botanica Marina. 55, 415--426 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1515/bot-2011-0021.
  19. Schrallhammer, M., Schweikert, M., Vallesi, A., Verni, F., Petroni, G.: Detection of a Novel Subspecies of Francisella Noatunensis as Endosymbiont of the Ciliate Euplotes Raikovi. Microbial Ecology. 61, 455–464 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-010-9772-9.
  20. Dunthorn, M., Eppinger, M., Schwarz, M.V.J., Schweikert, M., Boenigk, J., Katz, L.A., Stoeck, T.: Phylogenetic Placement of the Cyrtolophosididae Stokes, 1888 (Ciliophora; Colpodea) and Neotypification of Aristerostoma Marinum Kahl, 1931. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59, 167–180 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.000935-0.
  21. Eschbach, E., Pfannkuchen, M., Schweikert, M., Drutschmann, D., Brümmer, F., Fokin, S., Ludwig, W., Görtz, H.-D.: ``Candidatus Paraholospora Nucleivisitans’’, an Intracellular Bacterium in Paramecium Sexaurelia Shuttles between the Cytoplasm and the Nucleus of Its Host. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 32, 490–500 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2009.07.004.
  22. Schrallhammer, M., Schweikert, M.: The Killer Effect of Paramecium and Its Causative Agents. In: Endosymbionts in Paramecium. pp. 227–246. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-92677-1_9.
  23. Sohn, K., Schwenk, J., Urban, C., Lechner, J., Schweikert, M., Rupp, S.: Getting in Touch with Candida Albicans: The Cell Wall of a Fungal Pathogen. Current Drug Targets. 7, 505–512 (2006). https://doi.org/10.2174/138945006776359395.
  24. Nickel, M., Donath, T., Schweikert, M., Beckmann, F.: Functional Morphology of Tethya Species (Porifera): 1. Quantitative 3D-Analysis of Tethya Wilhelma by Synchrotron Radiation Based X-Ray Microtomography. Zoomorphology. 125, 209–223 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-006-0021-1.
  25. Collingro, A., Poppert, S., Heinz, E., Schmitz-Esser, S., Essig, A., Schweikert, M., Wagner, M., Horn, M.: Recovery of an Environmental Chlamydia Strain from Activated Sludge by Co-Cultivation with Acanthamoeba Sp. Microbiology (Reading, England). 151, 301–309 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.27406-0.
  26. S, F., M, S., F, B., Hd, G.: Spirostomum Spp. (Ciliophora, Protista), a Suitable System for Endocytobiosis Research. (2005).
  27. Stoeck, T., Schwarz, M.V.J., Boenigk, J., Schweikert, M., von der Heyden, S., Behnke, A.: Cellular Identity of an 18S rRNA Gene Sequence Clade within the Class Kinetoplastea: The Novel Genus Actuariola Gen. Nov. (Neobodonida) with Description of the Type Species Actuariola Framvarensis Sp. Nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55, 2623–2635 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.63769-0.
  28. Kremp, A., Elbrächter, M., Schweikert, M., Wolny, J.L., Gottschling, M.: Woloszynskia Halophila (Biecheler) Comb. Nov.: A Bloom-Forming Cold-Water Dinoflagellate Co-Occurring with Scrippsiella Hangoei (Dinophyceae) in the Baltic Sea1. Journal of Phycology. 41, 629–642 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00070.x.
  29. Schweikert, M., Elbrächter, M.: First Ultrastructural Investigations of the Consortium between a Phototrophic Eukaryotic Endocytobiont and Podolampas Bipes (Dinophyceae). Phycologia. 43, 614–623 (2004). https://doi.org/10.2216/i0031-8884-43-5-614.1.
  30. Hoppenrath, M., Saldarriaga, J.F., Schweikert, M., Elbrächter, M., Taylor, F.J.R.: Description of Thecadinium Mucosum Sp. Nov. (Dinophyceae), a New Sand-Dwelling Marine Dinoflagellate, and an Emended Description of Thecadinium Inclinatum Balech1. Journal of Phycology. 40, 946–961 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8817.2004.03045.x.
  31. Fokin, S.O., Skovorodkin, I.N., Schweikert, M., Görtz, H.-D.: Co-Infection of the Macronucleus of Paramecium Caudatum by Free-Living Bacteria Together with the Infectious Holospora Obtusa. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 51, 417–424 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2004.tb00388.x.
  32. Reinhard, C., Schweikert, M., Wieland, F.T., Nickel, W.: Functional Reconstitution of COPI Coat Assembly and Disassembly Using Chemically Defined Components. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 100, 8253–8257 (2003). https://doi.org/doi: 10.1073/pnas.1432391100.
  33. Hoppenrath, M., Schweikert, M., Elbrächter, M.: Morphological Reinvestigation and Characterization of the Marine, Sand-Dwelling Dinoflagellate Adenoides Eludens (Dinophyceae). European Journal of Phycology. 38, 385–394 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1080/09670260310001613717.
  34. Schweikert, M.: Cell Wall Ultrastructure and Intracytoplasmic Bacteria in Hypnocysts of Toxic Alexandrium Tamarense (Dinophyceae). (2003).
  35. Fokin, S.I., Schweikert, M., Görtz, H.-D., Fujishima, M.: Bacterial Endocytobionts of Ciliophora. Diversity and Some Interactions with the Host. European Journal of Protistology. 39, 475–480 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1078/0932-4739-00023.
  36. Beier, C.L., Horn, M., Michel, R., Schweikert, M., Görtz, H.-D., Wagner, M.: The Genus Caedibacter Comprises Endosymbionts of Paramecium Spp. Related to the Rickettsiales (Alphaproteobacteria) and to Francisella Tularensis (Gammaproteobacteria). Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 68, 6043–6050 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.68.12.6043-6050.2002.
  37. Fokin, S.I., Sabaneyeva, E.V., Borkhsenious, O.N., Schweikert, M., Görtz, H.-D.: Paramecium Calkinsi AndP. Putrinum (Ciliophora, Protista) Harboring Alpha-Subgroup Bacteria in the Cytoplasm. Protoplasma. 213, 176–183 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01282155.
  38. Bremser, M., Nickel, W., Schweikert, M., Ravazzola, M., Amherdt, M., Hughes, C.A., Söllner, T.H., Rothman, J.E., Wieland, F.T.: Coupling of Coat Assembly and Vesicle Budding to Packaging of Putative Cargo Receptors. Cell. 96, 495–506 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0092-8674(00)80654-6.
  39. Schnepf, E., Schweikert, M.: Pirsonia, Phagotrophic Nanoflagellates Incertae Sedis, Feeding on Marine Diatoms: Attachment, Fine Structure and Taxonomy. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 147, 361–371 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9365(97)80060-7.
  40. Schweikert, M., Schnepf, E.: Light and Electron Microscopical Observations on Pirsonia Punctigerae Spec, Nov., a Nanoflagellate Feeding on the Marine Centric Diatom Thalassiosira Punctigera. European Journal of Protistology. 33, 168–177 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0932-4739(97)80033-8.
  41. Schweikert, M., Schnepf, E.: Electron Microscopical Observations on Pseudaphelidium drebesii Schweikert and Schnepf, a Parasite of the Centric DiatomThalassiosira Punctigera. Protoplasma. 199, 113–123 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01294500.
  42. Schweikert, M., Schnepf, E.: Pseudaphelidium drebesii, gen. et spec. nov. (incerta sedis), a parasite ofthe centric diatom Thalassiosira punctigera. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 147, 11–17 (1997).
  43. Schweikert, M., Schnepf, E.: Pseudaphelidium Drebesii, Genet Specnov(Incerta Sedis), a Parasite of the Marine Centric Diatom Thalassiosira Punctigera. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 147, 11–17 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9365(96)80004-2.
Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang:

Seit 2007

Akademischer Oberrat an der Universität Stuttgart, Biologisches Institut, Abteilung Zoologie


Habilitation im Fach Zoologie an der Universität Stuttgart

seit 2005

Akademischer Rat an der Universität Stuttgart, Biologisches Institut, Abteilung Zoologie


Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Universität Stuttgart, Biologisches Institut, Abteilung Zoologie


Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter an der Universität Stuttgart im Projekt TEPS (Toxische Eukaryonten-Prokaryonten Systeme), Teilprojekt PABS


Freier wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Biochemie Zentrum Heidelberg der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


Promotion in der Zellenlehre der Ruprecht Karls-Universität Heidelberg


Studium im Fach Biologie mit Abschluss Diplom an der Ruprecht Karls-Universität Heidelberg




Expedition mit dem Forschungsschiff "METEOR" vor Namibia (Westafrika)


Expedition mit dem Forschungsschiff "HEINKE" im Rahmen des TEPS, Orkneys (Schottland)


Expedition mit dem Forschungsschiff "HEINKE" im Rahmen des TEPS, Orkneys (Schottland)


Expedition mit dem Forschunsschiff "SONNE" im Rahmen des TROPAC in Mikronesien (Südsee)


Wissenschafliche Leitung des Entwicklungshilfeprojekts: Projet d´intensification Agro - Silvo - Pastorale (PIASP) in Rwanda (Ostafrika)

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