Genomics and Transcriptomics in Geobiotechnology and White Biotechnology


The European Union and the Federal State of Saxony support the junior research group GETGEOWEB at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg with resources of the European Social Fund (ESF). During a period of 30 months the project is funded with 1.32 million Euro. The aim of the research group is to receive and to further the knowledge concerning the genetic potential and the products of microorganisms for applications in fields of geobiotechnology and white biotechnology. The junior scientists will be trained in state-of-the-art techniques in genomics and transcriptomics and in bioinformatic analyses. As a consequence and based on the demand for highly qualified scientists, these scientists will be of particular relevance for the biotechnology industry in Saxony.

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Institute of Biosciences

Leipziger Str. 29

09599 Freiberg


    Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Michael Schlömann

    Secretary: Monique Leibelt


    phone: +49 (0) 3731 - 39 3011

    fax: +49 (0) 3731 - 39 3012

GETGEOWEB is financially supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Federal State of Saxony.
Duration: 01 July 2012 - 31 December 2014


Group Members










The junior research group (from the left):

Anika Riedel, Adriana Hotho, Sophie Mosler, Dr. Martin Mühling, Sarah Hofmann, Monique Leibelt, Dr. Dirk Tischler, Dr. Patrick Petzsch, Prof. Dr. Michael Schlömann, Thomas Heine



  • Dr. Martin Mühling
  • Dr. Patrick Petzsch
  • M.Sc. Sophie Mosler
  • M.Sc. Sebastian Eisen
  • Ph.D Sarah Hofmann

White Biotechnology

  • Dr. Dirk Tischler
  • Dipl. Nat. Thomas Heine
  • Dipl. Nat. Anika Riedel


Knowledge Transfer

  • Herr Thomas Schumann
  • B.Sc. Volker Göhler


Transnational Partners

  • Prof. Dr. D. B. Johnson
    Bangor University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. W. van Berkel
    Wageningen University, The Netherlands