Institute of Biosciences

Research Group Biohydrometallurgy & Microbiology

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sabrina HedrichFoto Sabrina Hedrich

Focus in Teaching

  • Biomining for Engineers and Geoscientists
  • Molecular ecology

Focus in Research:

  • Physiology and taxonomy of acidophiles
  • Iron-/sulfur-metabolising acidophiles
  • Acidophilic sulfate-reducers
  • Biomining of primary and secondary resources
  • Selective metal recovery from mine-impacted waters (biosorption and biomineralisation)
  • Microbial diversity and ecology

Research Group Biology & Ecology

Foto Prof. HeilmeierProf. Dr. Hermann Heilmeier

Focus in Teaching:

  • Principles of biology and ecology
  • Field ecology and applied ecology
  • Nature conservation and landscape ecology
  • Ecosystem analysis and ecosystem management
  • Habitat and landscape management

Focus in Research:

  • Ecophysiology of plants
  • Phytomining, phytoextraction, phytoremediation
  • Vegetation and community ecology
  • Biodiversity, nature conservation biology
  • Bioindication, indicator concepts
  • Management of post-mining landscapes

Research Group Environmental Microbiology

Foto Prof. Schlömann

Prof. Dr. Michael Schlömann

Focus in Teaching:

  • General microbiology
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Molecular genetic
  • Microbial degradation of environmental pollutants
  • Molecular ecology
  • Biotechnology in mining

Focus in Research:

  • Microbial treatment of mine waters
  • Synthesis of fine chemicals, e.g. enantiomerically pure chemicals, by bacteria or their enzymes
  • Microbial degradation of environmental pollutants
  • Microbiology in the subsurface
  • Microbial leaching of metals from ores and residual materials