Prof. Dr. Andreas Brune

Research Group Leader
FG Brune
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Curriculum Vitae

Andreas Brune (born 1960)
Diplom (Biology), Philipps-Universität Marburg, 1986
Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology), Universität Tübingen, 1990
Postdoc, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1991–1993
Research Associate and Group Leader, Universität Konstanz, 1993–2003
Habilitation (Microbiology and Microbial Ecology), Universität Konstanz, 2000
Research Group Leader (C3), Department of Biogeochemistry, MPI Marburg, 2003–2017
Honorary Professor, Biology Department, Philipps-Universität Marburg, since 2005
Department-Independent Research Group Leader (C3), MPI Marburg, since 2017

Main Focus

Termite guts are tiny bioreactors that convert wood and other lignocellulosic matter to microbial fermentation products, which fuel the metabolism of the host. My research group studies the role of the termite gut microbiota in the symbiotic digestion, focusing on structure and function of the gut ecosystem, biology of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic symbionts and their interactions, and evolution of the intestinal microbial communities.

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