Univ.Prof. Dr. Heribert Insam
e-mail to: heribert.insam -at- uibk.ac.at
Heribert Insam is Full Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Institute of Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck. Since 30 years, climate-driven carbon dynamics in soil continues to be one of his major research interests.
His range of work, however, covers a multitude of subject areas in environmental microbiology; microbiology of composting and anaerobic digestion, soil remediation, biofilm ecology and wastewater treatment are only a few to mention. Heribert is author of more than 200 scientific papers, editor of four books and is serving as Editor-in-Chief for Applied Soil Ecology.
His Working Group Microbial Resource Management counts four PostDocs and six PhD students. Heribert is proud to be member of HiPoAF, and believes in a great future of biological pre-treatment of lignocellulosic materials with Neocallimastigomycota.
Heribert is also co-founder of the company BioTreaT (Biological Treatment Technologies) GmbH, Innsbruck and vigorously states that microbiology will be one of the major science disciplines in the 21st century.