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Contact Details and Expertise of the Curators for Microorganisms

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Prof. Dr. Pester, Michael
Phone: +49-531/2616-237

Head of Department/Abteilungsleiter

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PD Dr. Baschien, Christiane
Phone: +49-531/2616-243

Identification and systematics of Fungi, Reference laboratory for indoor and foodborne fungi, Fungi with relevance to human health, aquatic fungi.

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PD Dr. Gronow, Sabine
Phone: +49-531/2616-235

Important pathogens, fastidious, anaerobic or intracellular bacteria. Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Helicobacter, Campylobacter, Bordetella, Neisseria, Legionella, Pasteurella, Listeria, Bacteroides, Prevotella, Francisella, Borrelia, Leptospira, Treponema, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Rickettsia.

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Dr. Hahnke, Richard
Phone: +49-531/2616-227

Aerobic Corynebacterineae, Pseudonocardineae, Streptomycineae, Catenulisporineae, Micromonosporineae, Frankineae, Kineosporiineae, Streptosporangineae, Actinopolysporineae, Glycomycineae

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Dr. Huber, Katharina
Phone: +49-531/2616-365

Microbial Drugs

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Dr. Lang, Elke
Phone: +49-531/2616-210

Myxobacteria (2.500 strains) and strains capable of degrading xenobiotics. Aerobic and facultative anaerobic Gram negative bacteria, mainly Gammaproteobacteria such as Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Vibrio, Aeromonas, Comamonas, Thauera, Lysobacter, Xanthomonas spp.

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Dr. Pukall, Rüdiger
Phone: +49-531/2616-229

Gram Positive Bacteria Aerobic, microaerophilic and obligate anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria from various taxa such as: Order Bacillales, Bifidobacteriales, "Lactobacillales", Coriobacteriales; suborder Micrococcineae, Propionibacterineae; family: Actinomycetaceae.

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Dr. Rohde, Christine
Phone: +49-531/2616-220

All kinds of naturally occurring or genetically engineered plasmids within hosts, broad variety of phages from different habitats and for various hosts, E. coli mutants, test and host strains, medically relevant E. coli.

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Dr. Schumacher, Heinz Martin
Phone: +49-531/2616-144

Within this collection, important diatoms, protozoa and cyanobacteria are being collected from laboratories across Europe.

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Dr. Spring, Stefan
Phone: +49-531/2616-233

Comprehensive subcollections of clostridia, methanogens, sulfate-reducers, hyperthermophiles and acidophiles.

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Dr. Tindall, Brian J.
Phone: +49-531/2616-224

Halobacteriales, Thermococcaceae, Thermoplasma, Halanaerobiales, anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria, Thermales, Planctomycetales, Verrucomicrobia, nitrogen fixers, budding and appendaged bacteria, Cytophaga/Flavobacteria, methanotrophs, methylotrophs, Gram-negative marine, moderately and extremely halophilic bacteria.

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Dr. Verbarg, Susanne
Phone: +49-531/2616-231

Coordination of the identification services. Identification of aerobic and facultative anaerobic Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, physiological, biochemical and morphological characterization. Curator for filamentous bacteria belonging to different lines of descent (e.g. Beggiatoa, Thiothrix, Flexibacter, Sphaerotilus)

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Dr. Wittmann, Johannes
Phone: +49-531/2616-214

A broad variety of bacteriophages from different habitats and for various hosts, as well as phage genomics and phage application.

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Dr. Yurkov, Andrey
Phone: +49-531/2616-239

Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Zygomycetes, Oomycetes