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 a biotechnologist; Head of the Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Professor of Microbiology at the University of Leipzig. The core area of his expertise is the analysis of microbial compound turnover in complex environmental systems targeting natural as well as technical systems and sites of anthropogenic impact such as contaminated sites and farmland and forest areas. He frequently provides reviews for the European Research Council (ERC, panel member), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Humboldt Foundation. In addition, he is a member of several editorial boards of international scientific journals, reviewer in several international joint research projects and a member of various scientific societies.
Biochemist and Biotechnologist; Professor for Geobiotechnology at TU Berlin. Focuses on molecular aspects of anaerobic microbial processes. Reviewer for several funding agencies and scientific journals.