Fakultät für Chemie - Biofilm Centre

02.02.2018 Hundreds of novel organisms from the deep subsurface

Several hundred novel microorganisms were discovered in groundwater fluids sourced from the deep terrestrial subsurface of the Colorado Plateau. Lead by Alexander Probst (now the head of Group of Aquatic Microbial Ecology), scientists of the University of California, Berkeley, collaborated with researchers from the University of Calgary and the Joint Genome Institute to apply microbial source tracking based on hydrogeological measurements. They discovered a stratification of microbial metabolism and diversity throughout the subsurface and postulated a symbiotic interaction between two uncultivated archaea that comprise most of the biomass in this subsurface system.

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15.09.2017 Alexander Probst kommt ans Biofilm Centre

Der Biologe Dr. Alexander Probst wechselte von der University of California, Berkely, ans Biofilm Centre, wo er nun die die Professur für „Aquatische Mikrobielle Ökologie“ vertritt. Die Pressestelle der Universität Duisburg-Essen berichtet.

06.04.2017 Philip Weyrauch gewinnt Posterpreis

Philip Weyrauch hat auf der Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2017 in Edinburgh, GB, den Microbiology Posterpreis für das beste wissenschaftliche Poster in der Kategorie "Environmental and Applied Microbiology Forum" gewonnen. Das Poster trug den Titel "Elucidation of a dearomatising reductase reaction involved in anaerobic degradation of naphthalene".

"In the presented work we elucidated the 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthoyl-CoA reductase reaction in cell free extracts of sulphate-reducing naphthalene degraders by testing different electron donors. Our data indicate that the reduced ferredoxins required for this reaction are delivered via a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase and that the downstream pathway proceeds via β-oxidation-like reactions with water addition to hexahydro-2-naphthoyl-CoA."

23.03.2017 Doktorarbeit erfolgreich verteidigt

Am 23.03.2017 hat Hubert Müller erfolgreich seine Doktorarbeit mit dem Titel "Long-distance electron transfer by cable bacteria in aquifer sediments" verteidigt.

01.12.2016 Doktorarbeit erfolgreich verteidigt

Am 01.12.2016 hat Philip Weyrauch erfolgreich seine Doktorarbeit mit dem Titel "Mikrobieller Abbau von Naphthalin unter anaeroben Bedingungen" verteidigt.