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Biotechnology opens the window to develop ecologically friendly, sustainable and economically efficient strategies for our environment. Therefore it is necessary to understand principles in microbial ecology. Our aim is to analyse the structural and functional diversity of microbial communities, especially antagonists which are associated with plants. Environmental Enzymology is another focus of the institute. The mechanistic study of enzymatic processes in the environment such as the transformation of xenobiotics often leads to novel enzymes. Especially enzymes transforming polymeric materials in nature have potential for novel industrial applications. Furthermore, we are interested to apply our knowledge to solve environmental problems or to develop ecologically friendly alternatives, e.g. in biological plant protection, bioremediation, biomaterials or alternative production of energy.

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Microbiota Medicine & Life Sciences
Lichens Medicine & Life Sciences
Bryophyta Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
Sphagnopsida Medicine & Life Sciences
Pseudomonas Medicine & Life Sciences
mosses and liverworts Agriculture & Biology
Pulmonaria Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1987 2018

Adaptions of lichen microbiota functioning under persistent exposure to arsenic contamination

Cernava, T., Vasfiu, Q., Erlacher, A., Aschenbrenner, I. A., Francesconi, K., Grube, M. & Berg, G. 30 Nov 2018 In : Frontiers in Microbiology . 9, NOV, 2959

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Archaea Are Interactive Components of Complex Microbiomes

Moissl-Eichinger, C., Pausan, M., Taffner, J., Berg, G., Bang, C. & Schmitz, R. A. Jan 2018 In : Trends in Microbiology. p. 70-85

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biocontrol of plant diseases is not an unsafe technology!

Koch, E., Becker, J. O., Berg, G., Hauschild, R., Jehle, J., Köhl, J. & Smalla, K. 2018 In : Journal of plant diseases and protection. 125, 2, p. 121-125

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 1994 2018

Secret collaborations: plant-associated Archaea and their interaction with their hosts

Taffner, J. (Speaker)
18 Jun 2018

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

How microbiome approaches can assist market development for biological control

Berg, G. (Speaker)
16 May 2018

Activity: Science to scienceInvited talk at conference or symposium

Linking microbial belowground diversity and plant health

Berg, G. (Speaker)
13 Mar 2018

Activity: Science to scienceInvited talk at conference or symposium


Best Podium Award

Alexander Mahnert (Recipient), 22 Jul 2015

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honors and awards

Best Poster Award

Peter Kusstatscher (Recipient), 2018

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Erfinder der TU Graz

Stefan Liebminger (Recipient), 18 Oct 2011

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Press / Media

Ökosystem Innenraum – Neue Einblicke und biotechnologische Anwendungen

Stefan Liebminger & Gabriele Berg


1 media contribution

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Probiotische Räume

Stefan Liebminger


1 media contribution

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Personalisierte Medikamente, optimierte Test

Stefan Liebminger


1 media contribution

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