Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Schmitz-Streit

Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-4334
Telefax: +49 431 880-2194
rschmitz@ifam.uni-kiel.de

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Information about Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Schmitz-Streit

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Ruth Schmitz-Streit studied Biology at Philipps University in Marburg. In 1992 she earned her doctorate in Microbiology. After a research stay in Berkeley, USA, she worked at Georg August University in Göttingen, where she completed her habilitation in 2001. In 2004 Ruth Schmitz- Streit was named Professor of Microbiology in Kiel.

Research questions

  • How do Prokarya regulate their nitrogen metabolism on a molecular level? How is nitrogen fixation regulated in (marine) diazotrophs?
  • What are the main players, reactions and process rates in the marine nitrogen cycle?
  • How can we use the marine genetic resources concerning potential biotechnological and medical approaches? (metagenomic approaches)
  • What are the driving forces for the establishment of the microbiota on a marine host, and what is the benefit for the host?
  • How are biofilms formed on living and non-living surfaces? How is high CO2 and temperature influencing the microbial consortia?
  • How is the Prokaryotic immune system (CRISPR) functioning in Methanoarchaea?
  • How do Methanoarchaea interact with the human innate immune system?

 

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