Prof. Dr. Rudolf K. Thauer (Emeritus)

Biochemistry of anaerobic microorganisms

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
Visiting Scientist, Cleveland, Ohio, 02/72-04/72
Professor of Biochemistry, Ruhr Univ. Bochum, 1972-76
Professor of Microbiology, Philipps University Marburg, 1976-2005
Head of the Department of Biochemistry at the MPI Marburg, 1991-2007
Senior group leader at the MPI Marburg, 2008-2014
Emeritus at the MPI Marburg, since 11/2014

Research Area: Biochemistry of anaerobic microorganisms

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.


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