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Last update: 20 Jun 2017
 
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Joining ERA-IB consortium MetaCat [January 2017]
Since January 2017 our department belongs to the MetaCat consortium - a metagenomic collection of novel and highly efficient biocatalysts for industrial biotechnology (→ read more)
New OBAC cluster funded within ERA-IB [November 2016]
Partners form Frankfurt, Ulm, La Coruna, Gent and Göttingen will work together within the joint project 'OBAC - Overcoming energetic barriers in acetogenic conversion of carbon dioxide'. (→ read more)
FLEXIZUCKER - new BMEL funded project [October 2016]
Process engineering, enzymatic and genomic characterization of a flexible biogas production with targeted use of sugar beets (→ read more)
Annual Genomics Workshop [July 2016]
The 4th 'International Workshop on Prokaryotic Genomics & Bioinformatics' took place from 19-22 July 2016. (→ read more)
CDiff project elongation until 2018 [July 2016]
A research co-operation of microbiologists from northern Germany analyses the hospital-aquired pathogen Clostridium difficile in order to develop new diagnostic tools and therapies. (→ read more)
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Research Fields

The department of "Genomic and Applied Microbiology" comprises several research groups with different research interests:

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metagenomics
Exploring the enormous and largely untapped physiological, metabolic, and genetic diversity of environmental microorganisms (→ more).
 

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is a major centre of microbial genome analysis within Germany (→ more)
 

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(third party funded projects)
 
research projects
The department is partner in a variety of third party funded research initiatives (→ more).
 

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The Lab Liesegang is integrated in the Göttingen Genomics Laboratory and addresses different research topics, (I) Bacillus Genomics  & Evolution, (II) Bacillus Industrial Genomics & Strain Design, (III) Bacillus-invertebrate interaction and (IV) Applied Bioinformatics in Microbial Genomics.