Erika Martinez Ruiz

+49 30 64 181 956

Müggelseedamm 301, 12587 Berlin


I am interested in assessing the impact of anthropogenic pollutants at the single-organism and multi-organisms levels, specifically at host-parasite interactions. The results of my work will contribute to understanding how pollution could affect different ecological processes in aquatic environments.

  • Since 02/2022 Postdoctoral researcher. Walter Benjamin position (DFG). Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany
  • 2021 PhD in Biology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 MSc in Chemical and Biological Sciences, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas (ENCB), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2013 BSc in Chemistry Bacteriology and Parasitology, ENCB-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico
Full publication list

Martínez-Ruiz, E. B., Cooper, M., Barrero-Canosa, J., Haryono, M. A. S., Bessarab, I., Williams, R. B. H., & Szewzyk, U. (2021). Genome analysis of Pseudomonas sp. OF001 and Rubrivivax sp. A210 suggests multicopper oxidases catalyze manganese oxidation required for cylindrospermopsin transformation. BMC Genomics, 22(464). DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-07766-0

Martínez-Ruiz, E. B., Cooper, M., Al-Zeer, M. A., Kurreck, J., Adrian, L., & Szewzyk, U. (2020). Manganese-oxidizing bacteria form multiple cylindrospermopsin transformation products with reduced human liver cell toxicity. Science of the Total Environment, 729, 138924. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138924

Martínez-Ruiz, E. B., Cooper, M., Fastner, J., & Szewzyk, U. (2020). Manganese-oxidizing bacteria isolated from natural and technical systems remove cylindrospermopsin. Chemosphere, 238, 124625. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124625

Martínez-Ruiz, E. B., & Martínez-Jerónimo, F. (2018). Exposure to the herbicide 2,4-D produces different toxic effects in two different phytoplankters: A green microalga (Ankistrodesmus falcatus) and a toxigenic cyanobacterium (Microcystis aeruginosa). Science of the Total Environment, 619–620, 1566–1578. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.145

Carbajal-Hernández, A. L., Valerio-García, R. C., Martínez-Ruíz, E. B., Jarquín-Díaz, V. H., & Martínez-Jerónimo, F. (2017). Maternal-embryonic metabolic and antioxidant response of Chapalichthys pardalis (Teleostei: Goodeidae) induced by exposure to 3,4-dichloroaniline. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(21), 17534–17546. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9340-7

Valerio-García, R. C., Carbajal-Hernández, A. L., Martínez-Ruíz, E. B., Jarquín-Díaz, V. H., Haro-Pérez, C., & Martínez-Jerónimo, F. (2017). Exposure to silver nanoparticles produces oxidative stress and affects macromolecular and metabolic biomarkers in the goodeid fish Chapalichthys pardalis. Science of the Total Environment, 583, 308–318. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.070

Martínez-Ruiz, E. B., & Martínez-Jerónimo, F. (2016). How do toxic metals affect harmful cyanobacteria? An integrative study with a toxigenic strain of Microcystis aeruginosa exposed to nickel stress. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 133, 36–46. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.06.040

Martínez-Ruiz, E. B., & Martínez-Jerónimo, F. (2015). Nickel has biochemical, physiological, and structural effects on the green microalga Ankistrodesmus falcatus: An integrative study. Aquatic Toxicology, 169, 27–36. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.10.007

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