Dr. Lukas Y. Wick
CV / Scientific Career
Our expertise relates to the mechanistic, quantitative description of the ecology, physiology and physico-chemistry of the microbial transformation of organic contaminants for improved environmental biotechnology. Our expertise relates to the bio-physical, physiological and ecological drivers of microbial transformation of organic contaminants.
Specific research activities cover the
- Biophysics and spatial ecology of contaminant bioavailability at biogeochemical interfaces.
- Deposition and subsurface transport of microbes (bacteria/phages) and their impact on the ecology of contaminant biodegradation.
- Fungal biotechnology: Ecology-based soil remediation based on the catabolic activation of bacteria by fungi.
- Bacteria Fungus Interactions and mycosphere processes: Drivers of soil ecosystem functioning.
- Electro-bioremediation: Stimulation of contaminant biotransformation by weak electric fields.
Co-operations / Projects
- 2014-2020: Controlling Chemicals's Fate (POFIII Project of the Helmholtz Association: CCF)
- 2015-2018: Elucidation of Extremophilic Fungal-Bacterial interactions in Biodegradation of OCPs and Bioremediation of contaminated sites (Extreme-BFI) - (Project: DAAD)
- 2018-2021: Sustainable Transformation by Electrochemical Reactions, STROMER (PhD-college):STROMER)
- 2017-2020: The Helmholtz Alberta Initiative (HAI): Predicting and managing the synergy of multiple stress - Chemicals and environmental stressors (BMBF-Project: HAI)
- 2017-2021: Phages as vectors and indicators of biological information in the Earth‘s Critical Zone: Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft - Collaborative Research Centre AquaDiva (CRC AquaDiva (AquaDiva): AquaDiva
- 2016-2019: Role of compost derived fungi for the colonization of the rhizosphere of table grapes by plant beneficial bacteria (Universidad de La Frontera; Prof. Milko A. Jorquera and Susett Gonzalez, Temuco, Chile).
Publications (peer review articles and book chapters)
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- Wick, L. Y., K. McNeill, M. Rojo, E. Medilanski, and P. M. Gschwend. Fate of benzene in a stratified lake receiving contaminated groundwater discharges from a Superfund site. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2000. 34: 4354-4362.
- Wick, L. Y., and P. M. Gschwend. Input and chemodynamic behavior of diphenylsulfone and ortho- and para-hydroxybiphenyl in a small lake receiving discharge from an adjacent Superfund site. Environ. Sci. Technol. 1998. 32: 1319-1328.
- Wick, L. Y., and P. M. Gschwend. By-Products of a former phenol manufacturing site in a small lake adjacent to a Superfund site in the Aberjona Watershed. Environ. Health Perspect.. 1998. 106(4): 1069-1073.
- Wick, L., C. Tamm, and T. Boller. Synthesis of potential inhibitors of the ethylene biosynthesis: The diastereoisomers of 1-amino-2-bromocyclopropanecarboxylic Acid. Helv. Chim. Acta 1995. 78: 403-410.
- Wick, L., C. Tamm, T. Boller, M. Neuemburger, and M. Zehnder. Synthesis and reactions of new 2-substituted 5-Phenyl-6-oxa-4-azaspiro (2,4)-hepten-7-one derivates. Tetrahedron 1995. 51: 10219-10230.