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Dr. Joachim Henjes

Vice Head of Department Marine Aquaculture


Marine biologist



Bussestraße 27
Room OA14
27570 Bremerhaven

Tel.: +49 (0)471-4831-1949
Fax: +49 (0)471-4831-2210
Mobil: +49 (0)176-88477647




  • Microalgae cultivation
  1. Cultivation of microalgae under laboratory and industrial conditions (photobioreactors and open-pond systems)
  2. Cultivation methods: autotrophic, mixotrophic and heterotrophic cultivation
  3. Microalgae biomass production at industrial sites
  4. Production of feed algae; Algae cultivation for the production of colourants (e.g. astaxanthin, ß-carotine, phycoerythrin), antioxidants and antiviral substances
  5. Downstreaming and conversion processes for the energetic use of algae biomass
  • Microalgae
  1. Biology, Ecology
  2. Physiology
  3. Taxonomy
  4. Growth optimisation
  • Integrated multitrophic aquaculture
  1. Integration of microalgae species
  2. Development of novel species combinations
  3. Conception of waste water utilization
  • Process and installation engineering
  1. Development, function and operation of recirculating systems including photobioreactor (PBR), harvesting unit for algae separation and recirculation of process water
  2. Development of measurement and control software of PBR/harvesting systems
  • Ecologically, economically and socially sustainable microalgae production
  • Interdisciplinary community-led research for sustainable aquaculture in developing nations
  • Networking
  • Consulting, services and business partner contact

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