Genomic and Applied Microbiology

Research Projects

CHARON - DFG Forschergruppe 1644 (Phase II)
Marine Carbonate archives: Controls on carbonate precipitation and pathways of diagnetic alteration (→ more)
MetaCat research cluster, funded by the BMBF within the ERA-IB initiative (5th call) and by Bayer AG (Leverkusen):
A metagenomic collection of novel and highly efficient biocatalysts for industrial biotechnology (→ more)
Flexizucker joint project, funded by the BMEL:
Process engineering, enzymatic and genomic characterization of a flexible biogas production with targeted use of sugar beets (→ more)
OBAC research cluster, funded by the BMBF within the ERA-IB initiative (7th call):
Overcoming energetic barriers in acetogenic conversion of carbon dioxide (→ more)
ANTIRES joint project, funded by the BMBF within the initiative InfectControl2020:
Distribution of antibiotic resistances in municipal wastewaters (→ more)

RETROBIO joint project, funded by the BMBF within the ERASynBio initiative :
A twofold retrosynthetic implementation of a novel biochemical pathway (→ more)
BEFmate research project, funded by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (MWK):
Biodiversity Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems (→ more)

CDiff - Consortium, funded by the State of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Science and Culture (Nieders. Vorab):
Epidemiology and systems biology of the bacterial pathogen Clostridium difficile (→ more)
Transregio Sonderforschungsbereich (TRR51) supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
Ecology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of the Roseobacter clade: Towards a Systems Biology Understanding of a Globally Important Clade of Marine Bacteria (→ more)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DA 374/6-1):
Assessment of the functional diversity of soil microbial communities in the German Biodiversity Exploratories by metagenomics (→ more)
Sonderforschungsbereich 990: "Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)" funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft:
Project group B02: Impact of rainforest transformation on phylogenetic and functional diversity of soil prokaryotic communities in Sumatra (Indonesia) (→ more)

Recently finished projects:
REACTIF cluster, funded by the BMELV within the ERA-IB3 initiative:
Rational Engineering of Advanced Clostridia for Transformational Improvements in Fermentation (→ more)>
GenoMik-Industrie Junior research group: Identification and analysis of RNA-based regulators involved in energy- and biosynthesis metabolism of production and wild type strains of Bacillus licheniformis. (→ more)
Graduiertenkolleg 1086 "Die Bedeutung der Biodiversität für Stoffkreisläufe und Biotische Interaktionen in Temperaten Laubwäldern" funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft:
Teilprojekt: Phylogenetische und funktionale Diversität der Bodenbakteriengemeinschaft in Laubwäldern unterschiedlicher Baumartendiversität (→ more)
GenoMik-Transfer initiative supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):
a. Centralized Management
b. Technology Platform: DNA Sequencing, Annotation, Bioinformatics, Transcriptomics (→ see website)