German Centre for Environmental Research (Leipzig)
Microbes have colonized all environments on Earth. When bacteria are 'good', they are responsible for ecosystem functions such as maintaining soil fertility, aiding in digestion, and recycling nutrients. When they are 'bad', they are responsible for disease and may have negative impacts on whole environments, such as the eutrophication of lakes. I am interested in understanding how microbial communities respond to stress, and in understanding the similarities across microbiomes.
Topics to speak on:
Microbiome solutions; Microbiomes and sustainability; microbial ecology; big data