Environmental Microbiology

Biology Labor:

  • Sterile safety cabinets
  • Facilities for the cultivation of aerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms (anaerobic tent)
  • PCR, qPCR
  • UV photometer, fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • DNA database
  • Phase contrast, interference contrast and incident light fluorescence microscopy with documentation equipment (incl. CCD camera)
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Flow cytometer
  • Microtome, cryomicrotome
  • FISH

Services offered by our chair

  • Determination of the influence of pipe materials on the biofilms and quality of drinking water
  • Documentation, characterization and evaluation of biofilms in technical systems (biofouling)
  • Investigations on the degradability of pollutants
  • Isolation and cultivation of special organisms
  • Use of the extensive strain collection of aquatic and marine bacteria
  • Classical and molecular biological analysis of microbial biocenoses in technical systems (aerobic and anaerobic)
  • Bestimmung der bakteriellen Vielfalt komplexer natürlicher Habitate
  • Determining the bacterial diversity of complex natural habitats



Chair of Environmental Microbiology


+49 30 314 73460

+49 30 314 73673

Office BH 6-1
Building Bergbau Hütten Neubau
Address Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1
10587 Berlin