Dr. rer.nat. Christian Wurzbacher




Head of the Microbial Systems working group

Technical University of Munich
Am Coulombwall 3
85748 Garching, Germany

Expertise and research interests

Interactions of Pro- and Eukaryotes in biofilms of water treatment systems

Application of aquatic fungi in bioremediation

Microbial ecology of natural and engineered inland waters

High-throughput sequencing applications

Educational background

  • since 2018  Head of the Microbial Systems group at the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering

  • 2015-2017  Marie Skłodowska-Curie PostDoc, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2012-2015  PostDoc, Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv)/Leibniz-IGB

  • 2008-2012  Doctoral Student, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin (Leibniz-IGB); Dissertation at the University of Potsdam

  • 2001-2007  Studies of general biology, Universität Kassel

We are a team of scientists from Austria, Germany and Switzerland working closely together combining microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics to investigate potential benefits deriving from the biotechnological usage of anaerobic fungi.


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