Dr. Armin Ehrenreich

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Curriculum vitae Armin Ehrenreich

since 2008 Akademischer Rat, Technische Universität München
2002-2008 Head of Microarray Facility, Georg-August University Göttingen
1999-2002 Software Engineer, Biomax AG, Martinsried
1997-1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
1995-1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
1995 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen
1991 Diploma (Biology), Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

Expertise of Dr. Ehrenreich

I have experience in many areas of microbiology. I did my diploma thesis in anaerobic bacterial biochemistry and described selenophosphate as the unexpected activated selenium compound during selenocystein biosynthesis in the lab of Prof. Böck at the LMU-Munich.

During my Phd thesis I gained insight in organismic microbiology of anaerobes, resulting in the description of a new form of photosynthesis that uses Fe(II) as electron donor and achieved the isolation and characterization of such organisms in pure culture in the lab of Prof. Widdel at the Max-Planck institute for marine microbiology. This new form of photosynthesis could have big implications in interpretation of earth history as it might be responsible for the generation of the banded iron formations without the involvement of molecular oxygen as previously thought.

After Phd I had postdoc times learning molecular biology again in Prof Böcks lab at LMU characterizing the FhlA regulator for anaerobic metabolism in E. coli and then worked as bioinformatician writing software for storing data for functional genome analysis in the group of Prof. Mewes at the Max-Planck institute for biochemistry in Martinsried.

Afterwards I worked several years in a permanent position as a Java software engineer at the Biomax Informatics AG in Martinsried writing software for genome analysis until accepting a position as head of the transcription analysis lab in the group of Prof Gottschalk at the Georg-August university Göttingen, focusing on physiology and transcription analysis of Bacilli, Clostridia and acetic acid bacteria.

I then accepted a position as senior scientist in a permanent position in the group of Prof. Liebl at the TU-Munich, heading a group working on establishing genetic systems and investigating molecular biology of biotechnological relevant Clostridia, Bacilli and acetic acid bacteria.


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