Benjamin Korth

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Dr. Benjamin Korth
Scientist

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Electrobiotechnology

Team leader Thermodynamics of electroactive microorganisms

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1378
benjamin.korth@ufz.de

Benjamin Korth

Scientific Career

since 2020

Team leader "Thermodynamics of electroactive microorganisms"

since 2017

Scientist at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ,
Department of Environmental Microbiology,

Research Group Electrobiotechnology

2013 −        2017

PhD student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ,
Department of Environmental Microbiology,

Research Group Microbial Bioelectrocatalysis & Bioelectrotechnology

2017 PhD in Biochemistry (summa cum laude)

2007 − 2012

Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Diploma)
at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Diploma thesis at the Institute for Biochemistry I,
University Hospital of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena,
Title: "Analysis of Actin and Membrane Dynamics Modulators in Danio rerio".


Research interests

My research focus comprises electroactive microorganisms, extracellular electron transfer, and related natural and biotechnological processes. I’m especially interested in the respective thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals influencing or even governing these processes. By applying bio(electro)calorimetric, modeling, and further electrochemical approaches, I aim to decipher the principles of energy harvest of electrogenic and electrotrophic microorganisms. Only with a comprehensive knowledge about the energy fluxes during extracellular electron transfer, an improvement of energy efficiency of microbial electrochemical technologies and a reasonable engineering thereof is possible.


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  • 1st place Humboldt-Science-Slam in Altenburg (2019)
  • Presentation at Jack Pop's Circus of Science (2019)
  • Host of Night of the Microbes at ISME17 in Leipzig (2018, together with Federica Calabrese)
  • 1st place ScienceSlam hosted by "Frankesche Stiftungen & HALternativ e.v." in Halle/Saale (2017)
  • 1st place Science Slam at the doctoral candidates day in Leipzig (2017)
  • 1st place 5. Leipziger Science Slam (2016)
  • 1st place Microbe Slam at the annual meeting of VAAM in Jena (2016)
  • Helmholtz-PhD award 2017, Research Area "Energy"
  • Best Oral Presentation Award EU-ISMET 2016
  • Abstract Award & Best Oral Presentation Award ISMET 2015
  • 09/2018-12/2018: Prof. Sebastià Puig Broch, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (LEQUIA), University of Girona
  • 11/2013 & 11/2015-12/2015: Dr. Cristian Picioreanu, Department of Biotechnology, Technical University of Delft