Fieldwork Hainich CZE

A07

Subsurface Planctomycetes as Sources for Novel Biotechnological Applications
Fieldwork Hainich CZE
Image: Johann Karl

The CRC AquaDiva revealed that bacteria from the phylum Planctomycetes play key roles in subsurface habitats. In the groundwater, they convert ammonium and nitrite in the anammox reaction into dinitrogen gas and contribute significantly to both, carbon fixation and nitrogen release. Using enrichment and cultivation techniques, project A07 will obtain these Planctomycetes as cultures and analyze their potential for biotechnological applications from wastewater treatment to bioactive small molecule production.

Project Leader

Christian Jogler Christian Jogler Image: Christian Jogler

Prof. Dr. Christian Jogler

Professorship for Microbial Interactions
Friedrich Schiller University
Philosophenweg 12
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949301
e-mail




Staff

Nicolai Kallscheuer Nicolai Kallscheuer Image: Stephanie Rensink

Dr. Nicolai Kallscheuer

Associated Postdoctoral Researcher

Professorship for Microbial Interactions
Friedrich Schiller University
Philosophenweg 12
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949337
e-mail