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Miriam Hillmann

Miriam Hillmann

Occupational career

  • Since july 2011 employed as laboratory assistent at the ITAW
  • Since September 2010 employed as laboratory assistent at the FTZ, Forschungs- und Technologiezentrum Westküste der Christian-Albrecht Universität zu Kiel
  • February 2000 – August 2000 lab of the clinic "Westküstenklinikum Heide"
  • April 1999 – February 2000 BioscientiaSymbiomed lab in Hamburg 
  • October 1993 – March 1999 Institute for medical microbiology at academic medical centerE ppendorf, Hamburg 


  • 1991-1993, medical technical laboratory assistent
  • 1998-1999, subject teacher for  medical technical laboratory assistent schools (teaching-MTA)

Focus of work

  • Organisation and execution dissection of marine mammals
  • Dead found monitoring of seal and harbour porpoise 
  • Lab organisation
  • Lab work 
  • Updating and data processing
  • Administration and archiving
  • Participation in life monitoring of seal
  • Appointment
  • Age determination of marine mammals by analysing teeth structure


Philipp, C.; Unger, B.; Hillmann, M.; Siebert, U.: Pilot study on possible micro plastic occurrence in marine mammals from German waters In: poster, proceedings

MICRO 2018, Fate and Impact of Microplastics: Knowledge, Actions and Solution, Lanzarote, Spain, 19-23 November

2018, S. 348
ISBN 978-84-09-06477-9


Unger, B.; Herr, H.; Benke, H.; Böhmert, M.; Burkhardt-Holm, P.; Dähne, M.; Hillmann, M.; Wolff-Schmidt, K.; Wohlsein, P.; Siebert, U. : Marine debris in harbour porpoises and seals from German waters. In: Marine Environmental Research (2017) - in press


Unger, B., Herr, H., Boehmert, M., Hillmann, M., Wolff-Schmidt, K., Siebert, U. (2015) Marine debris findings in dead stranded marine mammals from German waters. Poster at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammology, San Francisco, USA.


Unger, B., Herr, H., Böhmert, M., Hillmann, M., Wolff-Schmidt, K., Siebert, U. (2015). Marine debris findings in dead stranded harbour porpoises from German waters. Paper SC/66a/E/6 presented to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission in San Diego, USA, 2015, 8 pp.

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
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