Dr. Lukas Y. Wick

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Dr. Lukas Y. Wick
Head of Working Group Bioavailability
Deputy of the Head of Department

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

Phone +49 341 235-1316
Fax +49 341 235-451316
lukas.wick@ufz.de

Lukas Wick

CV / Scientific Career

Education

1989

Diploma Chemistry; University of Basel, Switzerland

1994

Ph.D., M.A. Organic Chemistry; University of Basel, Switzerland

2010

Master of Management, Malik MZSG, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Professional experience

1990-1994

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Chemistry.
Expertise: Synthetic bio-organic Chemistry

1995-1997

Post-Doctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (MA), USA. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Expertise: Environmental Chemistry/Chemodynamics

1998

Research Associate, Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Dübendorf, Switzerland. Department of Microbiology.
Expertise: Environmental Microbiology/Chemistry

1999-2004

Senior Research Associate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne; Laboratory of Soil Science.
Expertise: Soil Microbiology; Pollutant bioavailability.

since 2004

Head of Group, Deputy of the Head of Department, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ; Department of Environmental Microbiology. Member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the UFZ.


Research interests

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)
  • 2015-2019: 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).

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 2000

  • 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.


1998

  • 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.


1995

  • 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.