Rudolf K. Thauer

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Rudolf K. Thauer
MPI für terrestrische Mikrobiologie
D-35043 Marburg / Germany
Phone: +49 6421 178101
Fax: +49 6421 178109

Research group members
Group leader: Prof. Dr. Rudolf K. Thauer
Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Johanna Mock, Yanning Zheng, PhD
Technical assistants: Reinhard Böcher
Librarian: Dr. Susanne Schaper

Prof. Dr. Rudolf K. Thauer

Curriculum Vitae

Rudolf K. Thauer (born 1939)
Physicum (Medicine), University of Frankfurt, 1961
Diplom (Biochemistry), University of Tübingen, 1966
Dr. rer. nat. (Biochemistry), Univ. Freiburg, 1968
Habilitation (Biochemistry), Univ. Freiburg, 1971
Postdoc (Biochemistry), Cleveland, Ohio, 1972
Professor of Biochemistry, Ruhr Univ. Bochum, 1972-75
Professor of Microbiology, Philipps University Marburg, 1976-2005
Head of the Department of Biochemistry at the MPI Marburg, 1991-2007
Head of an Emeritus Group at the MPI Marburg, since 11/2007

Extended CV

Research Area: Biochemistry of methanogens

Biochemistry, physiology and ecology of anaerobic bacteria and archaea with a focus on the enzymes and coenzymes involved in the energy metabolism of Clostridia, of sulfate-reducing bacteria and archaea, of methanogenic and methanotrophic archaea, and of aerobic methanotrophic bacteria.
Most recent findings
Most important results


Publications from the Emeritus Group since 2009

Complete publication list

List of graduate students, postdocs and guest scientists

Group leader associated with the Emeritus Group

Dr. Seigo Shima