Dr. Anke Kuppardt
Dr. Anke Kuppardt
Department of Environmental
Microbial Systems Ecology Group
for Environmental Research - UFZ
04318 Leipzig, Germany
Tel: 0341 235 1336
Fax: 0341 235 54 1336
CV / Scientific Career
Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department for Environmental Microbiology
2005 - 2008
PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department for Environmental Microbiology
Subject: "Improvement of bioreporter bacteria-based test systems for the analysis of arsenic in drinking water and the rhizosphere"
Diploma in Geoecology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department for Environmental Microbiology;
Diploma thesis: "A functional marker gene in the anaerobic degradation of aromatic compounds - Analysis of sulfate-reducing enrichments"
My current work focuses on microbial communities in terrestrial ecosystems and how belowground changes in food web structures at different trophic levels will affect soil function and the fluxes and dynamics of carbon, nitrogen and greenhouse gases. I will use function driven molecular approaches to analyse relevant functional groups and the induction of functional genes involved in the cycling of carbon and nitrogen. Another important aspect is the manipulation of trophic interactions and food webs in controlled experiments based on established ecological theories to gain insight in the relation between microbial diversity, trophic networks and the stability of ecosystem processes.
Additionally I am still involved in the ongoing evaluation of bioreporter bacteria for the detection of arsenic in drinking water.
Kuppardt A., Vetterlein D., Harms H., Chatzinotas A. 2010. Visualisation of gradients in arsenic concentrations around individual roots of Zea mays using agar-immobilized bioreporter bacteria. Plant Soil 329: 295-306
Herrmann S., Vogt C., Fischer A., Kuppardt A., Richnow H.H. 2009. Characterization of anaerobic xylene biodegradation by two-dimensional isotope fractionation. Environ Microbiol Reports 1: 535-544.
Kuppardt A., Chatzinotas A., Breuer U., van der Meer J., Harms H. 2009. Optimization of preservation conditions of As (III) bioreporter bacteria. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 82: 785-792
Wackwitz A., Harms H., Chatzinotas A., Breuer U., Vogne C., van der Meer J. 2008. Internal arsenite bioassay calibration using multiple bioreporter cell lines. Microbial Biotechnol 1: 149-157
Busam S., McNabb M., Wackwitz A., Senevirathna W., Beggah S., van der Meer J., Wells M., Breuer U., Harms H. 2007. Artificial neural network study of whole-cell bacterial bioreporter response determined using fluorescence flow cytometry. Anal Chem 79: 9107-9114