Dr. Dietmar Schlosser
CV / Scientific Career
My field of research is the microbial degradation and biotransformation of organic compounds (e.g. emerging micro-pollutants in aquatic ecosystems, organic contaminants arising from industrial activities) with respect to their environmental fate, natural degradation processes, and applications in environmental biotechnology. Fields of special interest are the degradation/biotransformation of xenobiotic compounds by different kinds of fungi and their oxidative enzymes, with emphasis on the involvement of extracellular, radical-based degradation mechanisms initiated by extracellular enzymes (mainly fungal laccases), the contribution of the fungal sub-community to biodegradation / biotransformation processes in different environmental compartments, and the exploitation of fungi for lignocellulose (pre)treatment.
Current researchControlling Chemicals' Fate (Helmholtz project)
Bioenergy (Helmholtz project)
DeltAdapt - Sustainable adaptation of coastal agro-ecosystems to increased salinity intrusion (BMBF project)
Completed projectsBIOCLEAN - Biotechnological solutions for the degradation of synthetic polymeric materials (EU FP7 project)
MINOTAURUS - Microorganism and enzyme immobilization: novel techniques and approaches for upgraded remediation of underground-, wastewater and soil (EU FP7 project)
SOPHIED - Novel sustainable bioprocesses for the European colour industries (EU FP 6 project)
Adaptive physiological and biochemical reactions caused by ecological relevant substances (DFG graduate school)
Other professional activities
- Associate Editor of Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation (specialty section of 'Frontiers in Microbiology', 'Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology' and 'Frontiers in Environmental Science')
- Advisory Board Member of 'Journal of Basic Microbiology'