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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 2019

A novel, nature-based alternative for photobioreactor decontaminations

Krug, L., Erlacher, A., Berg, G. & Cernava, T., 27 Feb 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, p. 2864

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Disease incidence in sugar beet fields is correlated with microbial diversity and distinct biological markers

Kusstatscher, P., Cernava, T., Harms, K., Maier, J., Eigner, H., Berg, G. & Zachow, C., 4 Mar 2019, In : Phytobiomes Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
sugar beet
disease incidence
root rot

Enterobacteriaceae dominate the core microbiome and contribute to the resistome of arugula (Eruca sativa Mill.)

Cernava, T., Erlacher, A., Soh, J., Sensen, C. W., Grube, M. & Berg, G., 29 Jan 2019, In : Microbiome. 7, 1, p. 13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Microbial Drug Resistance

Activities 1994 2019

Storability of sugar beets is indicated by signature taxa

Peter Kusstatscher (Speaker)
8 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

How microbiome approaches can assist market development for biological control

Gabriele Berg (Speaker)
16 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science

The seed microbiome – recent insights and their implication for plant health

Gabriele Berg (Speaker)
20 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science


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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Projects 1990 2022