PD Dr. Werner Liesack
Methanotrophic bacteria, and environmental genomics/transcriptomics
Werner Liesack (born 1956)
Diplom (Biology), University of Kiel, 1984
Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology), University of Kiel, 1988
Postdoc (Microbiology), University of Queensland, Australia, 1990-1992
Habilitation (Microbiology), Philipps-Universität Marburg, 1996
Privatdozent, Philipps-Universität Marburg, since 1997
Group Leader, Department of Biogeochemistry, MPI Marburg, 1992-2011
Research Group Leader, Department of Biogeochemistry, MPI Marburg, since 2011
Research areas: Methanotrophic bacteria, soil metatranscriptomics and microbial communities
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)
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. 143, 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.
Han, D., Link, H., and Liesack, W.* (2017) Response of Methylocystis sp. strain SC2 to salt stress: Physiology, global transcriptome, and amino acid profiles. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 83, e00866-17.
Wegner, C.E., and Liesack, W.* (2017) Unexpected dominance of elusive Acidobacteria in early industrial soft coal slags. Front. Microbiol. 8, 1023.