Friederike Hoffmann


Senior Adviser, Research coordinator


Research groups


Research management and advice:

Expert evaluator for EU proposals

Pre-award research support

Develop and improve research management processes and routines

Vocational education and training for fellow research advisers

Vocational education and training for early career scientists

Archive and analysis of research management data


Scientific expertise:

Marine Biogeochemistry

Marine Biotechnology

Microbial Ecology

Functional Microbiology



Website on pre-award research support at GFI: 

Initiating the Forum for Scientific EU project managers at UiB:




Workshop Writing successful project proposals  (for PhD and Post Doc, annually in November, since 2015)

Proposal Writing Class (for Post Doc and PhD, annually in spring term, since 2018)

GEOF-301, module on pitch preparation (for Master students, annually in autumn term, since 2020)

Workshop Proposal Evaluation (on demand)

Course Project Management (on demand)


BIO-318 (until autumn 2014)

GEOVI-344 (until spring 2012)

Website (informational material)
Academic article
Doctoral dissertation
Masters thesis
Popular scientific lecture
Academic lecture
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.


Publications before 2009 (not in CRISTIN)


Hoffmann F, Røy H, Bayer K, Hentschel U, Pfannkuchen M, Brümmer F, Beer Dd (2008) Oxygen dynamics and transport in the Mediterranean sponge Aplysina aerophoba. Marine Biology 153: 1257-1264

Wild C, Mayr C, Wehrmann L, Schöttner S, Naumann M, Hoffmann F, Rapp HT (2008) Organic matter release by cold-water corals and its implication for fauna-microbe interaction. Marine Ecology Progress Series 372: 67-75

Hoffmann F, Sauter E, Sachs O, Røy H, Klages M (2007) Oxygen distribution in Tentorium semisuberites and in its habitat in the Arctic deep sea. In: Custódio M, Lôbo-Hajdu G, Hajdu E, Muricy G (eds) Porifera Research: Biodiversity, Innovation, Sustainability. Série Livros. Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro: 379-382

Spetland F, Rapp HT, Hoffmann F, Tendal OS (2007) The reproductive cycle of Geodia barretti (Bowerbank, 1888)(Porifera, Astrophorida) in two Scandinavian fjords. In: Custódio M, Lôbo-Hajdu G, Hajdu E, Muricy G (eds) Porifera Research: Biodiversity, Innovation, Sustainability. Série Livros. Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro:613-620

Schläppy M-L, Hoffmann F, Røy H, Wijffels RH, Mendola D, Sidri M, Beer Dd (2007) Oxygen dynamics and flow patterns of Dysidea avara (Porifera, Demospongiae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 86: 1677-1682

Hoffmann F, Rapp HT, Reitner J (2006) Monitoring microbial community composition by fluorescence in situ hybridisation during cultivation of the marine cold-water sponge Geodia barretti. Marine Biotechnology 8: 373-379

Ianora A, Boersma M, Casotti R, Fontana A, Harder J, Hoffmann F, Pavia H, Poulet SA, Toth G (2006) New trends in marine chemical ecology. Estuaries and Coasts 29: 531-551

Pape T, Hoffmann F, Queric N-V, Juterzenka Kv, Reitner J, Michaelis W (2006) Dense populations of Archaea associated with the hadromerid demosponge Tentorium semisuberites from Arctic deep waters. Polar Biology 29: 662-667

Hoffmann F, Larsen O, Rapp HT, Osinga R (2005) Oxygen dynamics in choanosomal sponge explants. Marine Biology Research 1: 160-163

Hoffmann F, Larsen O, Thiel V, Rapp HT, Pape T, Michaelis W, Reitner J (2005) An anaerobic world in sponges. Geomicrobiology Journal 22: 1-10

Hoffmann F, Rapp HT, Peters H, Pape T, Reitner J (2004) Sedimentary inclusions in the deep-water sponge Geodia barretti (Geodiidae, Demospongiae) from the Korsfjord, Western Norway. Sarsia 89: 1-8

Schönberg CHL, Hoffmann F, Gatti S (2004) Using microsensors to measure sponge physiology. Bollettino dei Musei e degli Istituti Biologici dell' Universitá die Genova 68: 593-604

Hoffmann F, Rapp HT, Zöller T, Reitner J (2003) Growth and regeneration in cultivated fragments of the boreal deep water sponge Geodia barretti Bowerbank, 1858 (Geodiidae, Tetractinellida, Demospongiae). Journal of Biotechnology 100: 109-118

Hoffmann F, Janussen D, Dröse W, Arp G, Reitner J (2003) Histological investigation of organisms with hard skeletons: a case study of siliceous sponges. Biotechnic and Histochemistry 78: 191-199

Reitner J, Hoffmann F (2003) Porifera-Zonierungen in Kaltwasser-Korallenriffen (Sula Rücken, Norwegen. In: Gradstein SR, Willmann R, Zizka G (eds) Biodiversitätsforschung: Die Entschlüsselung der Artenvielfalt in Raum und Zeit, Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe 45. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, pp 75-87

Osinga R, Armstrong E, Burgess JG, Hoffmann F, Reitner J, Schumann-Kindel G (2001) Sponge-microbe associations and their importance for sponge bioprocess engineering. Hydrobiologia 461: 55-62

Glud RN, Holby O, Hoffmann F, Canfield DE (1998) Benthic mineralization and exchange in Arctic sediments (Svalbard, Norway). Marine Ecology Progress Series 173: 237-251