Dr. Sabine Kleinsteuber

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Dr. Sabine Kleinsteuber
Senior Scientist
Head of the MicAS Group

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Working Group Microbiology of Anaerobic Systems
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Phone +49 341 235-1325
sabine.kleinsteuber@ufz.de

Sabine Kleinsteuber

CV / Scientific Career

1990

Diploma in Biology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

1994

Dr. rer. nat., Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Faculty of Natural Sciences

1993-1995

Scientist at the Institute of Genetics of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

1995-1999

Post-Doc at the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle, Department Environmental Microbiology

since 1999

Senior scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Environmental Microbiology


Research interests

My research area is microbial ecology of anaerobic systems, especially contaminated environmental systems as well as technical systems. Research goals are to identify key organisms of biogeochemical processes and to elucidate their ecophysiological role in biotechnological processes and microbial ecosystem services.

The main focus of my work is the microbial ecology of anaerobic conversion processes in open mixed cultures. Molecular biological studies of microbial communities in anaerobic bioreactors will help to understand the complex metabolic interactions and trophic networks in more detail, identify microbial indicators for process control and thus contribute to process optimization or development of new biotechnological processes.

Another focus of my work is the microbial ecology of contaminated aquifers. I am particularly interested in syntrophic consortia in anoxic sediments and the anaerobic microbial degradation of the groundwater pollutant benzene.


Publications

2021 (3)

2020 (8)

2019 (7)

2018 (13)

2017 (4)

2016 (7)

2015 (4)

2014 (6)

2013 (5)

2012 (6)

2011 (3)

2010 (7)

2009 (6)

2008 (3)

2007 (2)

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

2004 (3)

2003 (2)

2001 (3)

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

1998 (2)

1997 (1)


Editorial Roles

Associate Editor Frontiers in Microbiology, Section Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation
Advisory Board of Energy, Sustainability and Society
Editorial Board of Microorganisms and Bioengineering

Reviewer

  • Anaerobe
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Applied Energy
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Archives of Microbiology
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal
  • Biodegradation
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioresource Technology
  • Biotechnology for Biofuels
  • Biotechnology Letters
  • Cytometry Part A
  • Chemosphere
  • Communications Biology
  • Computational Biology and Chemistry
  • Desalination and Water Treatment
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Engineering In Life Sciences
  • Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • European Food Research and Technology
  • FEMS Microbiology Ecology
  • Frontiers in Environmental Science
  • Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Genes
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • International Review of Hydrobiology
  • ISME Journal
  • Journal of Applied Phycology
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal of Microbiological Methods
  • Journal of Proteome Research
  • Journal of Water and Health
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Microbial Cell Factories
  • Microbiological Research
  • Microbiology Insights
  • Microorganisms
  • mSphere
  • PLOS ONE
  • Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
  • RSC Advances
  • Science of the Total Environment
  • Scientific Reports
  • Water Research
  • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Remote Reviewer for ERC, ANR, FCT, PtJ, FNR, DFG, FWF
  • Member of FCT Evaluation Panels 2012, 2015, 2018