Postal address

Department of Biotechnology Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway

Martin F. Hohmann-Marriott

Associate Professor

Background and activities

Lab website: PhotoSynLab


Research interests

Photosynthesis & bioenergetics
Ecosystem-scale energy generation
Renewable energy
Nano-scale imaging techniques
Evolution of bioenergetic systems & Astrobiology

Model organisms

Nannochloropsis (marine heterokont alga)
Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 (cyanobacterium)
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (green alga)

Selected Publications

A. Mühlroth, K. Lee, G Røkke, P. Winge, Y. Olsen, M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, O. Vadstein & A.M. Bones (2013) Pathways of lipid metabolism in marine algae, co-expression network, bottlenecks and candidate genes for enhanced production of EPA and DHA in species of Chromista. Marine Drugs 11: 4662-4697 [PR, IR]

J. Lamb, J.J. Eaton-Rye, and M.F. Hohmann-Marriott. (2013) A cost effective solution to reliable determination of cell numbers of microorganisms in liquid culture. Current Microbiology, in press DOI: 10.1007/s00284-013-0340-7 [PR]

J. Lamb, J. J. Eaton-Rye, and M. F. Hohmann-Marriott (2012) A LED-based fluorometer for chlorophyll quantification in the laboratory and in the field, Photosynthesis Research. 114: 59-68. [PR]

H. Moreau, B. Verhelst, A. Couloux, E. Derelle, S. Rombauts, Nigel. Grimsley, M. Van Bel, J. Poulain, M. Katinka, M. F. Hohmann-Marriott, G. Piganeau, P. Rouzé, C. Da Silva, P. Wincker, Y. Van de Peer, and K. Vandepoele (2012) Gene functionalities and genome structure in Bathycoccus prasinos reflect cellular specializations at the base of the green lineage, Genome Biology 2012, 13:R74 [PR]

M. F. Hohmann-Marriott and R.E. Blankenship (2012) The Photosynthetic World, In: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Series Editor: Govindjee, Editor: J. Eaton-Rye, pp 3-32, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. [BC]

M. F. Hohmann-Marriott and R.E. Blankenship (2011) The evolution of photosynthesis, Annual Review of Plant Biology, 62: 515-48 [IR, PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, K. Takizawa, J.J. Eaton-Rye, L. Mets and J. Minagawa (2010) The redox state of the plastoquinone pool directly modulates chlorophyll fluorescence in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, FEBS-Letters 584: 1021-1026. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, A.A. Sousa, A. A. Azari, S. Glushakova, G. Zhang, J. Zimmerberg and R. D. Leapman (2009) Nanoscale 3D cellular imaging by axial scanning transmission electron tomography, Nature Methods 10: 729-731. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott and R.W. Roberson (2009) Exploring photosynthesis by electron tomography, Photosynthesis Research 102: 177-188. [PR, IR]

A.A Sousa, M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, G. Zhang and Leapman R.D. (2009) Monte Carlo electron-trajectory simulations in bright-field and dark-field STEM: Implications for tomography of thick biological sections, Ultramicroscopy 109: 213-221. [PR]

S. Glushakova, J. Mazar, E. Hama, M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, J. Zimmerberg (2009) Inhibitors of cysteine proteases irreversibly inactivate malaria parasites at the end of the erythrocyte cycle, Cellular Microbiology 11:95-105. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, A.M.L. van de Meene and R.W. Roberson (2008) Electron tomographic techniques: A gateway to photosynthetic structure, In: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Biophysical Techniques in Photosynthesis II, Series Editor: Govindjee, Editor: J. Matysik and T. J. Aartsma, pp 13-34, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. [BC]

A.A. Sousa, M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, M.A. Aronova, G.F. Zhang, and R.D. Leapman (2008) Determination of quantitative distributions of heavy-metal stain in biological specimens by annular dark-field STEM, Journal of Structural Biology 162: 14-28. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott and R.E. Blankenship (2008) Anoxygenic Type-I Photosystems and Evolution of Photosynthetic Reaction Centers, In: Photosynthetic Protein Complexes- A Structural Approach, Editor: P. Fromme, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, pp 295-324. [BC]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott and R.E. Blankenship (2007) Variable fluorescence in green sulfur bacteria, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1767: 106-113. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott and R.E. Blankenship (2007) Hypothesis on the biogenesis of chlorosomes in green photosynthetic bacteria, Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Letters, 581: 800-803. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, M. Uchida, A.M.L. van de Meene, M. Garret, B. E. Hjelm, S. Kokoori and R.W. Roberson (2006) Application of electron tomography to fungal ultrastructure studies. New Phytologist 172: 208-220. [PR, IR]

W. Swingley, M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, T. Olson and R.E. Blankenship (2005) Effect of iron on growth and ultrastructure of Acaryochloris marina, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 8606-8610. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, R.E. Blankenship and R. W. Roberson (2005) The ultrastructure of Chlorobium tepidum chlorosomes revealed by electron microscopy, Photosynthesis Research 86: 145-154. [PR]

A.M.L. van de Meene, M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, W.F.J. Vermaas and R.W. Roberson (2005) The three-dimensional structure of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Archives of Microbiology 185: 259-270. [PR]

M.F. Hohmann-Marriott, W.P. Sharp, R. W. Roberson and R.E. Blankenship (2005) Digital position determination system for electron microscopy, Microscopy Research and Technique 67: 106-111. [PR]




Swingley Lab (Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois Universit, USA)
Eaton-Rye Lab (Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand)
Minagawa Lab (National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan)
Blankenship Lab (Departments of Chemistry & Biology, Washington University, USA)
Leapman Lab (National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH, USA)
Roberson Lab (School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA)
Vermass Lab (School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA)
Mets Lab (Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago, USA)
The Center for Bioenergy & Photosynthesis at Arizona State University

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Hohmann-Marriott, Martin Frank. (2014) The Structural Basis of Biological Energy Generation. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.. 2014. ISBN 978-94-017-8741-3.