Methanotrophic bacteria, and environmental genomics/transcriptomics
PD Dr. Werner Liesack
The main theme of our research is microbial ecology. The projects cover topics at the molecular, genomic, cellular, and community levels. The current research is focused on (i) the molecular biology and ecophysiology of Methylocystis sp. strain SC2, (ii) soil metatranscriptomics, and (iii) microbial communities in Sphagnum-dominated peatlands. The main findings are described in Recent Research (Liesack 2012-2014).
Recent publications (*Correspondence)
Hakobyan, A., Zhu, J., Glatter, T., Paczia, N., and Liesack, W.* (2020) Hydrogen utilization by Methylocystis sp. strain SC2 expands the known metabolic versatility of type IIa methanotrophs. Metab. Eng. 61, 181-196.
Bei, Q., Moser, G., Wu, X., Müller, C., and Liesack, W.* (2019) Metatranscriptomics reveals climate change effects on the rhizosphere microbiomes in European grassland. Soil. Biol. & Biochem. 138, article 107604.
Abdallah, R.Z., Wegner, C.E., and Liesack, W.* (2019) Community transcriptomics reveals drainage effects on paddy soil microbiome across all three domains of life. Soil Biol. & Biochem. 132, 131-142.
Hakobyan, A., Liesack, W.*, and Glatter, T.* (2018) Crude-MS strategy for in-depth proteome analysis of the methane-oxidizing Methylocystis sp. strain SC2. J. Proteome Res. 17, 3086-3103.