Applied Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Electrocatalysis

Institute

 

RWTH Aachen

Institute of Applied Microbiology (Biology IV)

Worringerweg 1

52074 Aachen

Germany

 

Head of Institute

 

Prof. Dr. Lars Blank

 

Contact Person

 

Prof. Dr. Lars Blank

 

Institute of Applied Microbiology (Biology IV)

Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)241/80-26600
Fax: +49 (0)241/80-22180
E-Mail: lars.blank(at)rwth-aachen.de


Working Groups/Research Fields

 

Applied Microbiology, Prof. Dr. Lars Blank

Microbial Genetics, Prof. Dr. Jan Schirawski

Electrocatalysis, Prof. Dr. Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum


Mission Statement

 

Transformation of biomass as a renewable resource and safeguarding the availability of the biomass

 

Teaching

 

Microbiology, Genetic Methods, Plant-Microbe-Interactions, Physiology of microorganisms, Quantitative microbiology, Bioelectrochemical Systems, Environmental Microbiology

 

Main research focus

 

Prof. Blank:

Rational engineering of microorganisms for the production of chemicals from renewable resources.

 

Prof. Schirawski:

Elucidation of genetic basis of host selection and symptom formation of plant pathogenic smut fungi with an emphasis on Sporisorium reilianum. Use of endophytic fungi to improve yield of biomass to energy conversion. Methods used include general and specific molecular genetic methods, fluorescence microscopy, genome and transcriptome sequencing, functional protein characterization.

 

Prof. Agler-Rosenbaum:

Bioelectrochemical Systems: production and use of electric power by microorganisms and applications of this principle in environmental technology and biotechnology.

 

 

Note for ERASMUS students

 

Please directly contact the professor of the research topic you are interested in.

 

 

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Fachgruppe Biologie der RWTH Aachen

Sprecher: Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert - Worringer Weg 1, 52074 Aachen

Tel.: +49(0)241/80-26669 - E-Mail: henner.hollert(at)bio5.rwth-aachen.de