Department Environmental Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Matthias Kästner
Prof. Dr. Lorenz Adrian
Phone +49 341 235-1258 /-1235
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15 | 04318 Leipzig | Germany
Microbiologist and Biotechnologist. Head of the Department and Professor of Microbiology at University Leipzig. The core of his expertise is the analysis of microbial compound turnover in complex environments. Frequent reviewer European Research Council (ERC, ex panel member), German Research Foundation (DFG) and Humboldt Foundation; review editor and reviewer of several international scientific journals.
Biochemist and Biotechnologist; Head of the department and Professor for Geobiotechnology at the Institute for Biotechnology, of the TU Berlin. Focuses on molecular aspects of anaerobic microbial processes to develop biotechnological applications from basic understanding to pilot scale. We especially investigate metabolic processes contributing to a circular economy.