Dr Bernhard Schink




Environmental microbiology
Microbial ecology
Physiology of anaerobic bacteria

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Department of Biology
University of Konstanz
D-78457 Konstanz, Germany


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Member of EAM and Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences

Our main interest is the transformation of organic matter in natural environments, especially lakes and lake sediments. We look at the physiology of bacteria and archaea which participate in biomass transformation and the energetic implications of their activities, and study the biochemistry of comparably stable natural or synthetic organic compounds such as aromatic compounds, ketones, or hydrocarbons.