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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
Rhizosphere Medicine & Life Sciences
Pseudomonas Medicine & Life Sciences
Sphagnopsida Medicine & Life Sciences
mosses and liverworts Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 1987 2020

Enzymes revolutionize the bioproduction of value-added compounds: From enzyme discovery to special applications

Wiltschi, B., Cernava, T., Dennig, A., Galindo, M., Geier, M., Gruber, S., Haberbauer, M., Heidinger, P., Acero, E. H., Kratzer, R., Luley-Goedl, C., Müller, C. A., Pitzer, J., Ribitsch, D., Sauer, M., Schmölzer, K., Schnitzhofer, W., Sensen, C. W., Soh, J., Steiner, K. & 3 othersWinkler, C. K., Winkler, M. & Wriessnegger, T., 22 Jan 2020, In : Biotechnology Advances. p. 107520

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Microbiome-Guided Exploration of the Microbial Assemblage of the Exotic Beverage “Insect Tea” Native to Southwestern China

Mao, X., Kusstatscher, P., Li, H., Chen, X., Berg, G., Yang, M. & Cernava, T., Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Microbiology . 10, 3087.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

An Apple a Day: Which Bacteria Do We Eat With Organic and Conventional Apples?

Wassermann, B., Müller, H. & Berg, G., 24 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 1994 2020

23rd Doc Day

Franz Stocker (Speaker)
6 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentationPoster presentationScience to science

Disentangling big data from microbiome research and health issues.

Gabriele Berg (Speaker)
8 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at workshop, seminar or courseScience to science

Exploring the plant microbiome for managing pathogens and resistances

Gabriele Berg (Speaker)
9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science


Best Podium Award

Alexander Mahnert (Recipient), 22 Jul 2015

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

honors and awards

Best Poster Award

Peter Kusstatscher (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

Ökosystem Innenraum – Neue Einblicke und biotechnologische Anwendungen

Stefan Liebminger & Gabriele Berg


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

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 2024