Our story

We investigate how to harness microbial metabolisms in order to produce fossil fuel free renewable resources and control harmful microbial processes. For these purposes, we look at extracellular electron transfer for energy metabolism in various microorganisms.

The main questions that keep us up at night are:

Answering these questions will impact our understanding of:

  • global biogeochemical cycling of elements
  • monitoring and prevention of iron corrosion of useful infrastructure like for example oil and gas pipes, storage containers carrying pollutants or radionuclids
  • future biotechnologies and biorefineries for recovery of renewable resources (biogas, renewable energy) into valuable chemicals

Specialties:

Environmental microbiology, microbial metabolism, extracellular electron transfer, biorecovery, bioremediation, sustainable biotechnology, biogas, bioenergy, corrosion monitoring and prevention.


Words we live by: 

“The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.” – Aldous Huxley
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
“A new scientific theory does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” – Max Planck


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