Dr. Azam Omidi

Research Interests

  • Phytoplankton ecology
  • Anaerobic microbiology


Omidi, A., Pflugmacher, S., Kaplan, A., Kim, Y. J., Esterhuizen-Londt, M. 2021. Reviewing interspecies interactions as a driving force affect the community structure in lakes via cyanotoxins. Microorganisms, 9(8), 1583. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9081583.

Omidi, A., Esterhuizen-Londt, M., Pflugmacher, S., 2019. Interspecies interactions between Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806 and Desmodesmus subspicatus SAG 86.81 in a co-cultivation system at various growth phases. Environment International 131, 105052. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105052.

Omidi, A., Esterhuizen-Londt, M., Pflugmacher, S., 2019. Desmodesmus subspicatus co-cultured with microcystin producing (PCC 7806) and the non-producing (PCC 7005) strains of Microcystis aeruginosa. Ecotoxicology 28, 834-842.doi: 10.1007/s10646-019-02082-6.

Omidi, A., Esterhuizen-Londt, M., Pflugmacher, S., 2017. Still challenging: the ecological function of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin–What we know so far. Toxin Reviews 37, 87-105. doi: 10.1080/15569543.2017.1326059.

Richter, V., Kwiatkowski, M., Omidi, M., Omidi, A., Robertson, W. D., Schlüter, H., 2013. Mass spectrometric analysis of protein species of biologics. Pharmaceutical Bioprocessing 1, 381-404.


Work experience      
since Nov. 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Project: "Development of a bio-based infiltration-inhibiting layer for covering and renaturing of tailings piles of the potash industry (BioIHS)" Applied Ecology & Phycology, University of Rostock
2008 - 2009 Researcher Project: Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Gene Cloning Biotechnology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
2006 - 2008 Private Tutor Biology and Mathematics Tehran, Iran
2004 - 2006 Researcher Project: Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) Biotechnology Research Center, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Tehran, Iran
2012 - 2020 Doctoral Thesis Topic: “Interspecies interplay between cyanobacteria and green algae - the first step to know why cyanobacteria produce what we call toxins.” (Elsa-Neumann Scholarship (NaFöG), Berlin, Germany) Institute for Biotechnology, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany  
2003 - 2006 M.Sc. in Microbiology Thesis: “Isolation of halophilic - thermophilic methanogens and study of growth conditions.” Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran  
1998 - 2002 B.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology (Microbiology)   Azad University, Iran  

Contact Details

Dr. Azam Omidi
University of Rostock
Institute for Biological Sciences
Applied Ecology and Phycology
Albert-Einstein-Straße 3
18059 Rostock
Phone +49 381 498 6095
Fax +49 381 498 6072