We focus on the investigation of molecular aspects of anoxic microbial processes and how such processes can contribute to match human demands. Human demands can be a clean environment (surface water, ground water, sediments and soils), energy-efficient production processes, waste water treatment (anaerobic digestion, Anammox) or production of fuels (biogas, butane). We understand this as Biotechnology at different Technology Readiness Levels where we mostly work on levels 1-4 (5). In addition we want to find out how and to what extend anoxic processes were involved in the generation and evolution of life and how they are contributing to natural and artificial matter cycles.
Students are very welcome to take part in our research for their Master/Bachelor/work-term projects whatever time you have. Inquire directly at one of the team members.
We have a high-resolution mass spectrometer for protein and metabolilte identification (nLC-MS/MS, Thermo Orbitrap Fusion) and the data procession pipelines. We offer measuring slots for cooperation in geobiochemical topics.