Dr. Dietmar Schlosser

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Dr. Dietmar Schlosser
Scientist

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Working Group Environmental Mycology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1329
dietmar.schlosser@ufz.de

Dietmar Schlosser

CV / Scientific Career

Education

1990

Diploma in Biology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

1990-1993

PhD, Chair of Technical Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Professional Experience

1993-1994

Research Associate, Chair of Technical Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

1994 -2000

Scientific Assistant (C1), Chair of Applied and Ecological Microbiology Institute of Microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

2000-2005

Junior Research Group Leader, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle

since 2005

Senior Research Associate, Department of Environmental Microbiology, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle


Research interests

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 research

  • Controlling Chemicals' Fate (Helmholtz project)
  • Bioenergy (Helmholtz project)
  • Sustainable adaptation of coastal agro-ecosystems to increased salinity intrusion (DeltAdapt) (BMBF project)

Completed projects


Other professional activities

  • Advisory Board Member of 'Journal of Basic Microbiology'

Publications