My main research project is called 'Grit Life' funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and aims to uncover a novel and unique soil bound microbiological biocenosis called Grit Crust in the Atacama Desert of Chile, South America.
The project started in September 2021 and will last for three years.
Waste 2 Value
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany funded our project called Waste 2 Value with up to 16 mio € over six years starting in 2022. We aim to transfer the latest science to local industrial partners in order to create new jobs in biotechnology for Western Rhineland-Palatinate. It is our ambitious goal to upcycle industrial waste materials into chemical compounds of high value mediated by microorganisms such as cyanobacteria.
Website: Waste 2 Value: Mikroorganismen verändern die Westpfalz