Dr. Schopf


Dr. Simone Schopf

Dr. Simone Schopf

Research Group Environmental Microbiology

Leipziger Straße 29

Telefon +49 3731 392103
simone [dot] schopfatioez [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de


Research interests

  • Extremophiles: Acidophilic iron oxidizing bacteria and archaea
  • Metal extraction from various sources via bioleaching
  • Biofilm formation on minerals and confocal laser scanning microscopy
  • Microbiology of mine waters
  • Comparative genomics and proteomics

Research projects


  • Environmental Microbiology: Lectures and lab course
  • Microbiology and biochemistry: Lectures and lab course
  • Biomining summer school

Curiculum vitae

2015 - ...Planned habilitation with Prof. Dr. Michael Schlömann
Since 6/2013Member of Environmental Microbiology Group TU Bergakademie Freiberg
2012 - 6/2013Researcher for industry; Research on extremophile archaea
2007 - 2011Ph.D in microbiology at Archaea Center Regensburg
12/2006Diploma in microbiology
2001 - 2006Study of biology at University of Regensburg
1999 - 2001Study of dentistry at University of Regensburg
1999General qualification for university entrance (Abitur)


2016: Mary-Hegeler habilitation scholarship of TU Freiberg

Memberships (research societies)


  • Ph.D (2011): Characterization of Pyrococcus furiosus flagella: Ultrastructure and molecular biology
  • Diploma thesis (2006): Adhesion of Pyrococcus furiosus to biotic and abiotic surfaces
  • since 2013 reviewer for journals in the fields of microbiology

Review process

since2013 reviewer for journals in the fields of microbiology