Jan is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Jan

Material degradation by microorgansims.

Reason to join: To improve my knowledge about MIC.

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Long time experience in material degradation by microorganisms and in particular MIC by anaerobic bacteria and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (lab and field).
Very broad knowledge about the physiology and taxonomy of sulfate-reducing bacteria.

Contact details

Bremen Institute for Materials Testing, Leibniz Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien -IWT

Bremen Institute for Material Testing, working group Microbiology

Paul-Feller Str. 1

28199 Bremen




Further details

1982 to 1988 Biology (diploma) at the University of Oldenburg.

1989 to 1992 PhD thesis in Microbiology at the University of Oldenburg.

1992 to 1993 postdoc at Cornell University, Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology,  Ithaca, USA.

1993 to 2002 Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Bremen, Germany.

From 2002 to present Head of Microbiology Department/Group, Bremen Institute for Materials Testing.

Supervisor of bachelor, master and PhD thesis, international reviewer for journals and projects, and several international publications, cooperations, research cruises, and projects.