Hoppert, Michael, PD Dr.

PD Dr. of Microbiology

  • since 2011 Akademischer Direktor, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Inst. of Microbiology and Genetics)
  • since 2009 Principal Investigator, Courant Research Centre Geobiology (Göttingen)
  • 2005 venia legendi (Habilitation) for Microbiology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Faculty of Biology
  • 1993-2010 Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and appointment as Akademischer Rat (since 9/2006: AkadOR; Inst. of Microbiology and Genetics, Dept. of General Microbiology)

Major Research Interests
The main focus of the group is to study cytology, structure/function relationships and biodiversity in interactions between microbes and their environment. Presently we are particularly interested in prokaryotes living in symbiosis with marine bivalves, interactions between filamentous fungi and microbial biofilms attached to hard rock substrata. With these projects we will contribute to an understanding of the role of microorganisms in some geochemical processes, such as formation and dissolution of minerals, chemolithotrophy in marine ecosystems and microbial biodiversity in extreme habitats. Besides standard techniques for bioanalytics and molecular biology, we use (analytical) electron microscopy in conjunction with light microscopic techniques as important tools.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Wrede C, Brady S, Rockstroh S, Dreier A, Kokoschka S, Heinzelmann SM, Heller C, Reitner J, Taviani M, Daniel R, Hoppert M. (2011) Aerobic and anaerobic methane oxidation in terrestrial mud volcanoes in the Northern Apennines. Sediment. Geol. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2011.06.004
  • Heller C, Blumenberg M, Hoppert M, Taviani M, Reitner J. (2011) Terrestrial mud volcanoes of the Salse di Nirano (Italy) as a window into deeply buried organic-rich shales of Plio-Pleistocene age. Sediment. Geol. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2011.05.004
  • Jessen D, Olbrich A, Knüfer J, Krüger A, Hoppert M, Polle A, Fulda M. (2011) Combined activity of LACS1 and LACS4 is required for proper pollen coat formation in Arabidopsis. Plant J. doi: 10.1111/j.1365313X.2011.04722.x
  • Hallmann C, Fritzlar D, Stannek L, Hoppert M. (2011) Ascomycete fungi on dimension stone of the ‘‘Burg Gleichen’’, Thuringia. Environ. Earth Sci. 63: 1713-1722
  • Hallmann C, Rüdrich J, Enseleit M, Friedl T, Hoppert M. (2010) Microbial diversity on a marble monument - a case study. Environ. Earth Sci. 63: 1701-1711
  • Nahlik K, Dumkow M, Bayram Ö, Helmstaedt K, Busch S, Valerius O, Gerke J, Hoppert M, Schwier E, Opitz L, Westermann M, Grond S, Feussner K, Goebel C, Kaever A, Meinecke P, Feussner I, Braus GH. (2010) The COP9 signalosome mediates transcriptional and metabolic response to hormones, oxidative stress protection and cell wall rearrangement during fungal development. Mol. Microbiol. 78: 962-979
  • Bulyha I, Schmidt C, Lenz P, Jakovljevic V, Höne A, Maier B, Hoppert M, Søgaard-Andersen L. (2009) Regulation of the type IV pili molecular machine by dynamic localization of two motor proteins. Mol. Microbiol. 74: 691-706
  • Hames C, Halbedel S, Hoppert M, Frey J, Stülke J. (2009) Glycerol metabolism is important for cytotoxicity of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. J. Bacteriol. 191: 747-753