Team

Head of Department

Team Metabarcoding Khodami
Sahar Khodami
Leitung Metabarcoding and NGS Laboratory
Forschungsgebiete  

EDUCATIONS
• Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Institute of Biology, Oldenburg, Germany.
Ph.D. in Marine Biology
2018
Dissertation Title: Molecular Phylogeny and Revision of Copepod Orders (Crustacea:
Copepoda)

• University of Tehran, Science and Research Branch, Department of Fishery, Tehran, Iran.
M.Sc. Marine Biology, Fishery
2009

• University of Mazandaran, Badeleh Branch, Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Engineering, Sari, Iran.
B.Sc. Biology
2006

FURTHER EDUCATIONS
• In the framework of the Expert-in-training programme 2012-2013 of the Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) followed the training course “Phylogenetic and Systematic and Molecular Dating” at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) from 21 January -1 February 2013. Winner of the DEST-grant.
• Workshop on statistic methods in phylogeny with “R” provided by Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS)” 24th -25th February 2016. Munich. Germany.
• MiSeq training provided by Illumina Inc. 22 – 23rd June 2017. In Senckenberg Am Meer, DZMB department, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

PUBLICATIONS
• Khodami S., Mercado-Salas N.F., Tang D., Martinez Arbizu P. 2019. Molecular evidence for the retention of the Thaumatopsyllidae in the order Cyclopoida (Copepoda) and establishment of four suborders and two families within the Cyclopoida. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 138: 43-52.
• Khodami S., McArthur V., Blanco-Bercial L. and P. Martinez Arbizu. 2017. Molecular phylogeny and revision of copepod orders (Crustacea: Copepoda). Scientific Reports, 7: 9164 (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06656-4).
• Khodami S., Martinez Arbizu P., Stöhr S. and S. Laakmann. 2014, Molecular species delimitation of Icelandic brittle stars (Ophiuroidea). Polish Polar Research, 35 (2): 243-260.
• Mercado Salas N. F., Khodami S., Martinez Arbizu P. and M. Elías-Gutiérrez. 2019. Integrative taxonomy of the genus Mastigodiaptomus, description of a new species from Sian kaan Biosphere Reserve in the Yucatan Peninsula and comments of the genetic structure and distributional patterns of the genus in Mexico. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny, 76(3):487-507
• Mercado-Salas N. F., Khodami S. & Martínez Arbizu P. 2019. Convergent evolution of mouthparts morphology between Siphonostomatoida and a new genus of deep-sea Aegisthidae Giesbrecht, 1893 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida). Marine Biodiversity: 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-018-0932-3
• Gollner S., Stuckas H., Kihara T.C., Laurent S., Khodami S. and P. Martinez Arbizu. 2016. Mitochondrial DNA analyses indicate high diversity, expansive population growth and high genetic connectivity of vent copepods (Dirivultidae) across different oceans. PLoS ONE, 11 (10): e0163776. doi:10.1371/journal.
• Glover A., Dahlgren T., Taboada S., Paterson G., Wiklund H., Waeschenbach A., Cobley A., Martínez P., Kaiser S., Schnurr S., Khodami S., Raschka U., Kersken D., Stuckas H., Menot L., Bonifacio P., Vanreusel A., Macheriotou L., Cunha M., Hilário A., Rodrigues C., Colaço A., Ribeiro P., Błażewicz M., Gooday A., Jones D., Billett D., Goineau A., Amon D., Smith C., Patel T., McQuaid K., Spickermann R. and S. Brager. 2016. The London Workshop on the Biogeography and Connectivity of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e10528. doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e10528

REPORTS:
• Ostmann, A., Khodami S., Schnurr S., Bauernfeld W., Yasuhara M. and P. Martinez. 2012, Meiofauna communities around Icelandic waters. In S. Brix et al.: Overflow, Circulation, and Biodiversity Cruise No. 85, Leg 3 August 27 – September 28, 2011 Reykjavik (Iceland) – Cuxhaven (Germany). Meteor – Berichte.
• Vanreusel A., Macheriotou L., Khodami S., Raschka U., and P. Martinez Arbizu. 2015, Metazoan meiofauna. In P. Martinez Arbizu et al. : SO239 EcoResponse, Assessing the Ecology, Connectivity and Resilience of Polymetallice Nodule field Systems. Balboa (Panama)- Manzanillo (Mexico), 11th March – 30th April 2015. SONNE – Fahrtberichte.

CONFERENCES
Oral
• Khodami S., Mercado-Salas N.F. and P. Martinez Arbizu. Gradual morphological adaptation to deep sea and pelagic habitats in Aegisthidae Giesbrecht, 1893 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) inferred from genus level molecular phylogeny. 17th Meiofauna Conference. July 7-13, 2019. Évora. Portugal.
• Khodami S., Mercado-Salas N.F. and P. Martinez Arbizu. 2019. New insights to the phylogeny of Misophrioida (Copepoda), inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. 4 ISAE: 4th International Symposium for Anchialine Ecosystems. 1-7 October, 2018. Lanzarote Canarias.
• Khodami S., McArthur V., Blanco-Bercial L. and P. Martinez Arbizu. Molecular phylogeny and revision of Copepod. 13ICOC: 13 International Copepoda Conference 2017. Los Angeles. The U.S.A.
• Khodami S., Mercado-Salas N.F., and P. Martinez Arbizu. Molecular phylogeny of Aegisthidae Giesbrecht, 1893 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) reveals quick morphological adaptation to deep-sea and pelagic habitats. 13ICOC (13 International Copepoda Conference 2017). Los Angeles. The U.S.A.
• Khodami S. and P Martinez Arbizu. First parasitic Aegisthidae Giesbrecht, 1893 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) showing convergent evolution with Siphonostomatoida and its phylogenetic position within the family. 16th International Meiofauna Conference (ISIMCO 2016). Crete. Greece.
• Mercado-Salas N.F., Khodami S., and P. Martinez Arbizu. How diverse are bromeliad copepods and ostracods in the tropical forest of the Yucatan Peninsula? 13ICOC: 13 International Copepoda Conference 2017. Los Angeles. The U.S.A.
• Khodami S. and P. Martinez Arbizu. A new phylogeny of copepod (Crustacean) orders based on 18S rDNA. 17th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) “Taxa in Time and Space” 2016. Munich. Germany.
• Khodami S. and P. Martinez Arbizu. Phylogenetic relationship of Copepoda orders based on 18S rDNA. 12ICOC: 12 International Copepoda Conference 2014). Seoul. Korea.
• Mercado-Salas N.F., Khodami S., Martinez A. and P. Martinez Arbizu. Diversity and phylogeny of anchialine cave copepods. 17th Meiofauna Conference. July 7-13, 2019. Évora. Portugal.
• Martinez Arbizu P., Khodami S. and N.F. Mercado-Salas. The Senckenberg Metabarcoding Pipeline: Examples from Meiofauna and Plankton. Marine ‘omics Workshop. July 16-17, 2018. Delmenhorst, Germany.

Poster
• Khodami S., Mercado-Salas N.F. and Martinez Arbizu P. An updated phylogeny and systematics of Cyclopoida (Copepoda). 17th Meiofauna Conference. July 7-13, 2019. Évora. Portugal.
• Khodami S., Rossel S. and P. Martinez Arbizu Comparison of Metabarcoding and MALDI-TOF for rapid biodiversity assessment of Harpacticoid Copepods (Crustacea) on a tidal flat (Hooksiel, Germany). Marine ‘omics Workshop. July 16-17, 2018. Delmenhorst, Germany.
• Mercado-Salas N.F., Khodami S., and P. Martinez Arbizu. Reference Library and Metabarcoding of Red Sea Plankton. Marine ‘omics Workshop. July 16-17, 2018. Delmenhorst, Germany.

EXPEDITIONS
• SO262 Mangan 2018 Expedition (Guayaquil- Suva). Geology, Biodiversity and environmental of the German License Area for the Exploration of Polymetallic Nodules in the Equatorial NE Pacific. 4th April – 29th May 2018 on board of RV SONNE. (SO262).
• SO239 EcoResponse Expedition (Balboa – Manzanillo). Assessing the Ecology, Connectivity, and Resilience of Polymetallic Nodule Field Systems. 11th March – 30th April 2015 on board of RV SONNE. (SO239).
• IceAGE1 Expedition (Reykjavik – Cuxhaven). Icelandic Marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology. 19th August – 28th September 2011 on board of RV Meteor (ME 85/3).