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Last update: 25 Jan 2017
 
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News
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 Projects
(third party funded projects)
 
ERA-IB
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
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BMEL
Flexizucker joint project, funded by the BMEL:

Process engineering, enzymatic and genomic characterization of a flexible biogas production with targeted use of sugar beets
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ERA-IB
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
ANTIRES joint project, funded by the BMBF within the initiative InfectControl2020:

Distribution of antibiotic resistances in municipal wastewaters
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RETROBIO
RETROBIO joint project, funded by the BMBF within the ERASynBio initiative :

A twofold retrosynthetic implementation of a novel biochemical pathway
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BEFmate
BEFmate research project, funded by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (MWK):

Biodiversity Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems
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C. difficile
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
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REACTIF cluster, funded by the BMELV within the ERA-IB3 initiative:

Rational Engineering of Advanced Clostridia for Transformational Improvements in Fermentation
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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
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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DA 374/6-1):
Assessment of the functional diversity of soil microbial communities in the German Biodiversity Exploratories by metagenomics
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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)
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Recently finished projects:


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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.
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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
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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)