Prof. Dr. habil. Matthias Kästner

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Environmental Biotechnology
Permoserstraße 15
D-04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1235
Fax +49 341 235-1471

E-mail: matthias.kaestner@ufz.de

Bild Prof. M. Kästner

Research interests and expertise

I am interested in the compound turnover in the environment catalysed by microorganisms. Major focus is not on the organisms itself but on the turnover rates and the system properties. Current research topics are:


Curriculum Vitae

1977 - 1985

Study of Biology and Biotechnology, Technical University of Braunschweig

1985 - 1989

Ph.D., Institute of Microbiology, Technical University of Braunschweig

1989 - 1994

Postdoc, Department of Biotechnology, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg

1994 - 1998

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Jena

1998

University teaching degree, Lectuerer at the Universities; Jena, Freiberg, and Leipzig

1998 - 2002

Head of Bioprocess Group, Department of Remediation Research, Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle GmbH (UFZ). Lecturer at the Universities of Jena, Freiberg and Leipzig

since 2002

Professor for Microbiology, University of Leipzig

2002 - 2008

Head of the Department Bioremediation, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

2009 -

Head of the Department Environmental Biotechnology, UFZ


Other professional activities

Memberships

ASM, VAAM, DECHEMA, German Soil Science Society

Reviewer of the DFG, ERC, and Humboldt Foundation

Scientific advisory board of the international projects: CREAM and REMTEC

Frequent journal reviewer of

Environmental Science and Technology
Environmental Microbiology
Applied and Environ. Microbiology
Water Research
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Soil Biology and Chemistry
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Chemosphere, Biology and Fertility of Soils, Engineering in Life Science
and several other journals


Publications