970015 Microbial adaptation to extreme environmental conditions (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Seminar
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2022/23
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


This course will be given by Hermann Heipieper (UFZ Leipzig).

The lectures and seminar will provide with a general overview of the mechanisms of microorganisms to adapt to all kind of stressful environmental conditions and niches, respectively. This includes adaptation to different temperatures, osmotic stress and the large field of toxic organic pollutants and solvents.
This knowledge is important for bioremediation of contaminated soils as well as for preservation strategies in food science. In biotechnology, these microbial strategies are used e.g. in enzyme catalysis as well as in whole cell two-phase fermentation strategies for the synthesis of fine chemicals from toxic substrates.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Studium der Lebensmittel- und Biotechnologie, Agrarwissenschaften, Umwelt- und Bioressourcenmanagement, am besten bereits mit Bachelorabschluss


Students will gain knowledge on taking measures that either make use of adaptive mechanisms (biotechnological applications) or prevent microorganisms from adaptation and growth (food technologies).
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