Dr. Frank Bengelsdorf

In my present position I am working in two research areas.

One  is devoted to acetogenic bacteria employing the so-called Wood-Ljungdahl pathway for growth, forming naturally acetate, ethanol, and 2,3-butanediol from gaseous substrates such as CO or CO2 + H2.

The other  is dedicated to microbial communities in anaerobic biogas reactors converting different typs of substrates into methane. In general, I am interested in identifying “key player microbes” digesting different types of substrates.


  • frank.bengelsdorf(at)uni-ulm.de
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