Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Szewzyk - Retired since October 2023
- Microbial ecology of natural and technical systems.
- Biofilms and other spatially structured and heterogeneous systems.
- Activity and physiological adaptation of microorganisms under various conditions (starvation, stress, predation, symbiosis).
- Consortia of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and their physiological and metabolic interactions.
- Interaction of microorganisms with invertebrate hosts.
- Associations and interactions of bacteria and fungi.
- Metabolism of anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms (degradation potential, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites).
- Date of birth: 1957 in Mengen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- 1977-1982 Studies of biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany
- 1983 Diploma thesis at the chair of "Microbial Ecology" (Prof. Dr. N. Pfennig) at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
- Subject: "Anaerobic degradation of phenol and hydroquinone"
- 1984-1987 Dissertation at the chair of "Microbial Ecology" (Prof. Dr. N. Pfennig), University of Konstanz, Germany.
- Subject: "Assessment of the behavior of anaerobic bacteria at surfaces"
- 1988-1990 Post-doc at the chair of Prof. Kjelleberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- 1990-1994 Scientific supervisor of the research project „Microbial ecology of drinking water“ at Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1993 Lecturer (General and marine microbiology) at University Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Subject of audition lecture: "Microbial degradation of recalcitrant molecules"
- since 1994Full professor at the TU Berlin
- ASM (American Scociety of Microbiology)
- VAAM (German Association of General and Applied Microbiology)
- BMS (British Microbiological Society)
- IWA (International Water Association)
- ISME (International Society of Microbial Ecology)
Publication of books:
- Investigation of Biofilms, Flemming H.-C., Griebe T., Szewzyk U. (eds). Technomic, Lancaster 2000.
- Wasser: Chemie, Mikrobiologie und nachhaltige Nutzung, Grohmann A.N., Jekel M., Grohmann A., Szewzyk R. und Szewzyk U., Gruyter, 2011.