Prof. Dr. Peter Dürre

Analysis of regulatory mechanisms in butanol/acetone-forming pathways in clostridia and metabolic engineering of autotrophic anaerobic acetogens, aiming at replacing crude oil- or sugar-based production processes by fermentations using greenhouse gases as carbon sources

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eikmanns

Physiology, biochemistry and regulation of the central metabolism of the amino acid-producing Corynebacterium glutamicum

apl. Prof. Dr. Christian Riedel

Molecular mechanisms of anti-inflammatory activity in probiotic bifidobacteria
Identification, characterization and production of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) of bacterial and human origin that are active against pathogenic bacteria.

Dr. Bettina Schiel-Bengelsdorf

Small regulatory RNAs in Clostridium acetobutylicum
Transamidation in Clostridium acetobutylicum
Acetate and butanol production with acetogenic bacteria
Production of 1,3-propanediol with Clostridium sp.

Dr. Frank Bengelsdorf

Applied biotechnology
Biochemistry and physiology of anaerobic bacteria
Training of the scientific junior staff