Microbial Interactions and Processes

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Microorganisms in the environment are living in complex and interacting communities. Also the surfaces of the human body are inhabitated by microorganisms, where the bacterial cell number significantly exceeds that of the human cells. These communities have co-evolved with the human host and are typically important for human health. They can, however, also be a reservoir for pathogenic microorganisms.


  • Verstraelen,H.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Desimpel,F.; Jauregui,R.; Vankeirsbilck,N.; Weyers,S.; Verhelst,R.; De,Sutter P.; Pieper,D.H.; Van de,Wiele T.; (2016). Characterisation of the human uterine microbiome in non-pregnant women through deep sequencing of the V1-2 region of the 16S rRNA gene. 4, e1602 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1602 HZI repository PubMed
  • Courtens,E.N.P.; Vandekerckhove,T.; Prat,D.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Vital,M.; Pieper,D.H.; Meerbergen,K.; Lievens,B.; Boon,N.; Vlaeminck,S.E.; (2016). Empowering a mesophilic inoculum for thermophilic nitrification: Growth mode and temperature pattern as critical proliferation factors for archaeal ammonia oxidizers. 92, 94-10300431354 DOI: Article WEBURLS
  • Stallmach,A.; Lange,K.; Buening,J.; Sina,C.; Vital,M.; Pieper,D.H.; (2016). Fecal Microbiota Transfer in Patients With Chronic Antibiotic-Refractory Pouchitis. 111 3, 441-443 PubMed
  • Lima-Morales,D.; Jauregui,R.; Camarinha-Silva,A.; Geffers,R.; Pieper,D.H.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; (2016). Linking microbial community and catabolic gene structures during the adaptation of three contaminated soils under continuous long term pollutant stress. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03482-15 HZI repository PubMed
  • Milici,M.; Tomasch,J.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Wang,H.; Jauregui,R.; Camarinha-Silva,A.; Deng,Z.L.; Plumeier,I.; Giebel,H.A.; Wurst,M.; Pieper,D.H.; Simon,M.; Wagner-Döbler,I.; (2016). Low diversity of planktonic bacteria in the tropical ocean. 6, 1-920452322 DOI: 10.1038/srep19054 HZI repository PubMed
  • Grunert,O.; Hernandez-Sanabria,E.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Jauregui,R.; Pieper,D.H.; Perneel,M.; Van Labeke,M.C.; Reheul,D.; Boon,N.; (2016). Mineral and organic growing media have distinct community structure, stability and functionality in soilless culture systems. 6, Article number 1883720452322 DOI: 10.1038/srep18837 HZI repository PubMed
  • Schulz,C.; Schutte,K.; Kropf,S.; Schmitt,F.C.; Vasapolli,R.; Kliegis,L.M.; Riegger,A.; Malfertheiner,P.; (2016). RiMINI - the influence of rifaximin on minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) and on the intestinal microbiome in patients with liver cirrhosis: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. 17 1, 111 DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1205-8 HZI repository PubMed
  • Lassek,C.; Burghartz,M.; Chaves-Moreno,D.; Otto,A.; Hentschker,C.; Fuchs,S.; Bernhardt,J.; Jauregui,R.; Neubauer,R.; Becher,D.; Pieper,D.H.; Jahn,M.; Jahn,D.; Riedel,K.; (2015). A metaproteomics approach to elucidate host and pathogen protein expression during catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). 14 4, 989-100815359476 WEBURLS
  • Vital,M.; Harkema,J.R.; Rizzo,M.; Tiedje,J.; Brandenberger,C.; (2015). Alterations of the Murine Gut Microbiome with Age and Allergic Airway Disease. 2015, 892568 PubMed
  • Kümmel,S.; Herbst,F.A.; Bahr,A.; Duarte,M.; Pieper,D.H.; Jehmlich,N.; Seifert,J.; von Bergen,M.; Bombach,P.; Richnow,H.H.; Vogt,C.; (2015). Anaerobic naphthalene degradation by sulfatereducing Desulfobacteraceae from various anoxic aquifers. Fems Microbiology Ecology: 91 301686496 DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiv006 HZI repository PubMed
  • Chaves-Moreno,D.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Jauregui,R.; Medina,E.; Oxley,A.P.; Pieper,D.H.; (2015). Application of a Novel "Pan-Genome"-Based Strategy for Assigning RNAseq Transcript Reads to Staphylococcus aureus Strains. PLoS ONE: 10 12, e0145861 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145861 HZI repository PubMed
  • Lopez-Fernandez,M.; Cherkouk,A.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Jauregui,R.; Pieper,D.; Boon,N.; Sanchez-Castro,I.; Merroun,M.L.; (2015). Bacterial Diversity in Bentonites, Engineered Barrier for Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes. 70 4, 922-935 DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0630-7 HZI repository PubMed
  • Fiebig,A.; Loof,T.G.; Babbar,A.; Itzek,A.; Koehorst,J.J.; Schaap,P.J.; Nitsche-Schmitz,D.P.; (2015). Comparative Genomics of Streptococcus pyogenes M1 isolates differing in virulence and propensity to cause systemic infection in mice. International Journal of Medical Microbiology: 305 6, 532-54314384221 WEBURLS
  • Ben,Hania W.; Joseph,M.; Schumann,P.; Bunk,B.; Fiebig,A.; Sproer,C.; Klenk,H.P.; Fardeau,M.L.; Spring,S.; (2015). Complete genome sequence and description of Salinispira pacifica gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel spirochaete isolated form a hypersaline microbial mat. 10, 7 DOI: 10.1186/1944-3277-10-7 HZI repository PubMed
  • de Lima-Morales,D.; Chaves-Moreno,D.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Jauregui,R.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Pieper,D.H.; (2015). Degradation of benzene by Pseudomonas veronii 1YdBTEX2 and 1YB2 is catalyzed by enzymes encoded in distinct catabolic gene clusters. 82, 167-173 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03026-15 HZI repository PubMed
  • Ehsani,E.; Jauregui,R.; Geffers,R.; Jareck,M.; Boon,N.; Pieper,D.H.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; (2015). Draft Genome Sequence of Rhodococcus sp. Strain 311R. 3 3 DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00378-15. HZI repository PubMed
  • Burbach,K.; Seifert,J.; Pieper,D.H.; Camarinha-Silva,A.; (2015). Evaluation of DNA extraction kits and phylogenetic diversity of the porcine gastrointestinal tract based on Illumina sequencing of two hypervariable regions. DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.312 HZI repository PubMed
  • Ehsani,E.; Jauregui,R.; Geffers,R.; Jarek,M.; Boon,N.; Pieper,D.H.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; (2015). First Draft Genome Sequence of the Acidovorax caeni sp. nov. Type Strain R-24608 (DSM 19327). 3 6 PubMed
  • Lau,S.C.K.; Riedel,T.; Fiebig,A.; Han,J.; Huntemann,M.; Petersen,J.; Ivanova,N.N.; Markowitz,V.; Woyke,T.; Göker,M.; Kyrpides,N.C.; Klenk,H.P.; Qian,P.Y.; (2015). Genome sequence of the pink-pigmented marine bacterium Loktanella hongkongensis type strain (UST950701û009PT), a representative of the Roseobacter group. Standards in Genomic Sciences: 10 AUGUST201519443277 DOI: 10.1186/s40793-015-0050-9 HZI repository PubMed
  • Riedel,T.; Spring,S.; Fiebig,A.; Scheuner,C.; Petersen,J.; Goker,M.; Klenk,H.P.; (2015). Genome sequence of the Roseovarius mucosus type strain (DSM 17069(T)), a bacteriochlorophyll a-containing representative of the marine Roseobacter group isolated from the dinoflagellate Alexandrium ostenfeldii. 10, 17 DOI: 10.1186/1944-3277-10-17 HZI repository PubMed
  • Schulz,C.; Koch,N.; Schutte,K.; Pieper,D.H.; Malfertheiner,P.; (2015). H. pylori and its modulation of gastrointestinal microbiota. 16, 109-117 PubMed
  • Pérez-Pantoj,D.; Leiva-Novoa,P.; Donoso,R.A.; Little,C.; Godoy,M.; Pieper,D.H.; Gonzáleza,B.; (2015). Hierarchy of carbon source utilization in soil bacteria: Hegemonic preference for benzoate in complex aromatic compound mixtures degraded by Cupriavidus pinatubonensis strain JMP134. 81 12, 3914-392400992240 WEBURLS
  • Szafranski,S.P.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Jauregui,R.; Plumeier,I.; Klawonn,F.; Tomasch,J.; Meisinger,C.; Kühnisch,J.; Sztajer,H.; Pieper,D.H.; Wagner-Döbler,I.; (2015). High-resolution taxonomic profiling of the subgingival microbiome for biomarker discovery and periodontitis diagnosis. 81 3, 1047-105800992240 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03534-14 HZI repository PubMed
  • Martínez-Lavanchy,P.M.; Chen,Z.; Lünsmann,V.; Marin-Cevada,V.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Pieper,D.H.; Reiche,N.; Kappelmeyer,U.; Imparato,V.; Junca,H.; Nijenhuis,I.; Müller,J.A.; Kuschk,P.; Heipieper,H.J.; (2015). Microbial toluene removal in hypoxic model constructed wetlands occurs predominantly via the ring monooxygenation pathway. 81 18, 6241-625200992240 WEBURLS
  • Chaves-Moreno,D.; Plumeier,I.; Kahl,S.; Krismer,B.; Peschel,A.; Oxley,A.P.; Jauregui,R.; Pieper,D.H.; (2015). The microbial community structure of the cotton rat nose. 7, 929-935 PubMed
  • Liu,N.; Niu,G.; Xie,Z.; Chen,Z.; Itzek,A.; Kreth,J.; Gillaspy,A.; Zeng,L.; Burne,R.; Qi,F.; Merritt,J.; (2015). The Streptococcus mutans irvA Gene Encodes a trans-Acting Riboregulatory mRNA. 57 1, 179-19010972765 WEBURLS
  • Jimenez,D.J.; Chaves-Moreno,D.; van Elsas,J.D.; (2015). Unveiling the metabolic potential of two soil-derived microbial consortia selected on wheat straw. 5, 13845 DOI: 10.1038/srep13845 HZI repository PubMed
  • Duarte,Márcia; Jauregui,Ruy; Vilchez-Vargas,Ramiro; Junca,Howard*; Pieper,Dietmar H.; (2014). AromaDeg, a novel database for phylogenomics of aerobic bacterial degradation of aromatics. 2014 DOI: 10.1093/database/bau118 HZI repository PubMed
  • Camarinha-Silva,Amélia; Jauregui,Ruy; Chaves-Moreno,Diego; Oxley,Andrew P.A.; Schaumburg,F.; Becker,K.; Wos,Melissa L.*; Pieper,Dietmar H.; (2014). Comparing the anterior nare bacterial community of two discrete human populations using Illumina amplicon sequencing. Environmental Microbiology: 16 9, 2939-295214622912 DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12362 HZI repository PubMed
  • Xu,Y.; Itzek,A.; Kreth,J.; (2014). Comparison of genes required for H2O2 resistance in Streptococcus gordonii and Streptococcus sanguinis. Microbiology: 160, 2627-263813500872 WEBURLS
  • Jauregui,Ruy; Rodelas,B.; Geffers,Robert; Boon,N.; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Vilchez-Vargas,Ramiro; (2014). Draft Genome Sequence of the Naphthalene Degrader Herbaspirillum sp. Strain RV1423. Genome Announcement: 2 2 PubMed
  • Szafranska,A.K.; Oxley,A.P.A.; Chaves-Moreno,D.; Horst,S.A.; Roßlenbroich,S.; Peters,G.; Goldmann,O.; Rohd,M.; Sinha,B.; Pieper,D.H.; Löffler,B.; Jauregui,R.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Medina,E.; (2014). High-resolution transcriptomic analysis of the adaptive response of staphylococcus aureus during acute and chronic phases of osteomyelitis. MBio: 5 6, e0177521612129 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01775-14 HZI repository PubMed
  • De,Vrieze J.; Gildemyn,S.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Jauregui,R.; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Verstraete,W.; Boon,N.; (2014). Inoculum selection is crucial to ensure operational stability in anaerobic digestion. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology: 99, 189-199 PubMed
  • Mehraj,Jaishri; Akmatov,Manas K.; Strömpl,Julia; Gatzemeier,Anja; Layer,F.; Werner,G.; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Medina,Eva; Witte,W.; Pessler,Frank; Krause,Gerard; (2014). Methicillin-Sensitive and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage in a Random Sample of Non-Hospitalized Adult Population in Northern Germany. PLoS ONE: 9 9, e107937 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107937 HZI repository PubMed
  • Kerckhof,F.M.; Courtens,E.N.P.; Geirnaert,A.; Hoefman,S.; Ho,A.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Jauregui,Ruy; Vlaeminck,S.E.; Van De Wiele,T.; Vandamme,P.; Heylen,K.; Boon,N.; (2014). Optimized cryopreservation of mixed microbial communities for conserved functionality and diversity. PLoS ONE: 9 6, e9951719326203 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099517 HZI repository PubMed
  • Gomez-Silvan,C.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Arevalo,J.; Gomez,M.A.; Gonzalez-Lopez,J.; Pieper,D.H.; Rodelas,B.; (2014). Quantitative response of nitrifying and denitrifying communities to environmental variables in a full-scale membrane bioreactor. 169, 126-133 PubMed
  • Courtens,E.N.; Vlaeminck,S.E.; Vilchez-Vargas,Ramiro; Verliefde,A.; Jauregui,Ruy; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Boon,N.; (2014). Trade-off between mesophilic and thermophilic denitrification: Rates vs. sludge production, settleability and stability. Water Research: 63C, 234-244 PubMed
  • Naveen,Kumar,V; van der,Linden M.; Menon,T.; Nitsche-Schmitz,D.Patric; (2014). Viridans and bovis group streptococci that cause infective endocarditis in two regions with contrasting epidemiology. International Journal of Medical Microbiology: 304 3-4, 262-268 PubMed
  • Vilchez-Vargas,Ramiro; Geffers,Robert; Suarez-Diez,Maria; Conte,Ianina; Waliczek,Agnes; Kaser,Vanessa S.; Kralova,M.; Junca,H.; Pieper,Dietmar H.; (2013). Analysis of the microbial gene landscape and transcriptome for aromatic pollutants and alkane degradation using a novel internally calibrated microarray system. Environmental Microbiology: 15 4, 1016-103914622912 DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3009925 HZI repository PubMed
  • Schmidt,E.; Mandt,C.; Janssen,D.B.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Reineke,W.; (2013). Degradation of chloroaromatics: structure and catalytic activities of wild-type chlorocatechol 2,3-dioxygenases and modified ones. Environmental Microbiology: 15 1, 183-190 DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02831.x PubMed
  • de Lima-Morales,Daiana; Chaves-Moreno,Diego; Jarek,Michael; Vilchez-Vargas,Ramiro; Jauregui,Ruy; Pieper,Dietmar H.; (2013). Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas veronii Strain 1YdBTEX2. Genome Announcement: 1 3 DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00258-13 HZI repository PubMed
  • Herbst,F.A.; Bahr,A.; Duarte,Márcia; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Richnow,H.H.; von Bergen,M.; Seifert,J.; Bombach,P.; (2013). Elucidation of in situ polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation by functional metaproteomics (protein-SIP). Proteomics: 13 18-19, 2910-292016159853 WEBURLS
  • de Lorenzo,V; Pieper,Dietmar*; Ramos,J.L.; (2013). From the test tube to the environment - and back. Environmental Microbiology: 15 1, 6-11 DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02896.x HZI repository PubMed
  • Oosterkamp,M.J.; Veuskens,T.; Talarico Saia,F.; Weelink,S.A.B.; Goodwin,L.A.; Daligault,H.E.; Bruce,D.C.; Detter,J.C.; Tapia,R.; Han,C.S.; Land,M.L.; Hauser,L.J.; Langenhoff,A.A.M.; Gerritse,J.; van Berkel,W.J.H.; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Junca,H.; Smidt,H.; Schraa,G.; Davids,M.; Schaap,P.J.; Plugge,C.M.; Stams,A.J.M.; (2013). Genome Analysis and Physiological Comparison of Alicycliphilus denitrificans Strains BC and K601T. PLoS ONE: 8 6, e6697119326203 WEBURLS
  • Guazzaroni,M.E.; Herbst,F.A.; Lores,I.; Tamames,J.; Pelaez,A.I.; Lopez-Cortes,N.; Alcaide,M.; Del Pozo,M.V.; Vieites,J.M.; von,Bergen M.; Gallego,J.L.; Bargiela,R.; Lopez-Lopez,A.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Rossello-Mora,R.; Sanchez,J.; Seifert,J.; Ferrer,M.; (2013). Metaproteogenomic insights beyond bacterial response to naphthalene exposure and bio-stimulation. ISME Journal: 7 1, 122-136 DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2012.82 HZI repository PubMed
  • Alcaide,M.; Tornes,J.; Stogios,P.J.; Xu,X.; Gertler,C.; Di,Leo R.; Bargiela,R.; Lafraya,A.; Guazzaroni,M.E.; Lopez-Cortes,N.; Chernikova,T.N.; Golyshina,O.V.; Nechitaylo,T.Y.; Plumeier,Iris; Pieper,Dietmar H.; Yakimov,M.M.; Savchenko,A.; Golyshin,P.N.; Ferrer,M.; (2013). Single residues dictate the co-evolution of dual esterases: MCP hydrolases from the alpha/beta hydrolase family. Biochemical Journal: 454 1, 157-166 PubMed
  • Wos-Oxley,M.; Bleich,A.; Oxley,A.P.; Kahl,S.; Janus,L.; Smoczek,A.; Nahrstedt,H.; Pils,M.; Taudien,S.; Platzer,M.; Hedrich,H.J.; Medina,Eva*; Pieper,Dietmar*; (2012). Comparative evaluation of establishing a human gut microbial community within rodent models. Gut Microbes: 3 3 PubMed
  • Marin,M.; Plumeier,I.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2012). Degradation of 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate by a novel meta-cleavage pathway. Journal of Bacteriology: 194 15, 3851-3860 DOI: 10.1128/JB.00430-12 HZI repository PubMed
  • Ferrer,M.; Ghazi,A.; Beloqui,A.; Vieites,J.M.; López-Cortés,N.; Marin-Navarro,J.; Nechitaylo,T.Y.; Guazzaroni,M.-E.; Polaina,J.; Waliczek,A.*; Chernikova,T.N.; Reva,O.N.; Golyshina,O.V.; Golyshin,P.N.; (2012). Functional metagenomics unveils a multifunctional glycosyl hydrolase from the family 43 catalysing the breakdown of plant polymers in the calf rumen. PLoS ONE: 7 6, e38134 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038134 HZI repository PubMed
  • Perez-Pantoja,D.; Donoso,R.; Agullo,L.; Cordova,M.; Seeger,M.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Gonzalez,B.; (2012). Genomic analysis of the potential for aromatic compounds biodegradation in Burkholderiales. Environmental Microbiology: 14 5, 1091-1117 DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02613.x HZI repository PubMed
  • Del Pozo,M.V.; Fernandez-Arrojo,L.; Gil-Martinez,J.; Montesinos,A.; Chernikova,T.N.; Nechitaylo,T.Y.; Waliszek,A.*; Tortajada,M.; Rojas,A.; Huws,S.A.; Golyshina,O.V.; Newbold,C.J.; Polaina,J.; Ferrer,M.; Golyshin,P.N.; (2012). Microbial beta-glucosidases from cow rumen metagenome enhance the saccharification of lignocellulose in combination with commercial cellulase cocktail. Biotechnology for Biofuels: 5 1, 73 DOI: 10.1186/1754-6834-5-73 HZI repository PubMed
  • Buchler,G.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Smoczek,A.; Zschemisch,N.H.; Neumann,D.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Hedrich,H.J.; Bleich,A.; (2012). Strain-specific colitis susceptibility in IL10-deficient mice depends on complex gut microbiota-host interactions. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: 18 5, 943-954 PubMed
  • Camarinha-Silva,A.; Jáuregui,R.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; (2012). The temporal dynamics of bacterial communities across human anterior nares. Environmental Microbiology Reports: 4 1, 126-132
  • Camarinha-Silva,A.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Jauregui,R.; Becker,K.; Pieper,Dietmar H.; (2012). Validating T-RFLP as a sensitive and high-throughput approach to assess bacterial diversity patterns in human anterior nares. Fems Microbiology Ecology: 79 1, 98-108 PubMed
  • Vilchez,Ramiro*; Gomez-Silvan,C.; Purswani,J.; Gonzalez-Lopez,J.; Rodelas,B.; (2011). Characterization of bacterial communities exposed to Cr(III) and Pb(II) in submerged fixed-bed biofilms for groundwater treatment. Ecotoxicology: 20 4, 779-792 DOI: 10.1007/s10646-011-0629-x HZI repository PubMed
  • Oosterkamp,M.J.; Veuskens,T.; Plugge,C.M.; Langenhoff,A.A.; Gerritse,J.; van Berkel,W.J.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Junca,H.; Goodwin,L.A.; Daligault,H.E.; Bruce,D.C.; Detter,J.C.; Tapia,R.; Han,C.S.; Land,M.L.; Hauser,L.J.; Smidt,H.; Stams,A.J.; (2011). Genome sequences of Alicycliphilus denitrificans strains BC and K601T. Journal of Bacteriology: 193 18, 5028-5029 DOI: 10.1128/JB.00365-11 HZI repository PubMed
  • Masoudi-Nejad,A.; Movahedi,S.; Jauregui,R.*; (2011). Genome-scale computational analysis of DNA curvature and repeats in Arabidopsis and rice uncovers plant-specific genomic properties1. BMC GENOMICS: 12, 214 PubMed
  • Duarte,M.; Ferreira-da-Silva,F.; Lünsdorf,Heinrich*; Junca,H.; Gales,L.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Nunes,O.C.; (2011). Gulosibacter molinativorax ON4T molinate hydrolase, a novel cobalt-dependent amidohydrolase. Journal of Bacteriology: 193 20, 5810-5816 DOI: 10.1128/JB.05054-11 HZI repository PubMed
  • Pfingsten-Würzburg,S.; Pieper,Dietmar*; Bautsch,W.; Probst-Kepper,M.; (2011). Prevalence and molecular epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nursing home residents in northern Germeny. Journal of Hospital Infection: 78 2, 108-112
  • Burkhart,J.L.; Müller,Rolf*; Kazmaier,U.; (2011). Synthesis and evaluation of simplified pretubulysin analogues. European Journal of Organic Chemistry: 2011 16, 3050-3059
  • Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Plumeier,I.; von,Eiff C.; Taudien,S.; Platzer,M.; Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Becker,K.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2010). A poke into the diversity and associations within human anterior nare microbial communities. ISME Journal: 4 7, 839-851 PubMed
  • Gomes,N.C.; Flocco,C.G.; Costa,R.; Junca,H.; Vilchez,R.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Krogerrecklenfort,E.; Paranhos,R.; Mendonca-Hagler,L.C.; Smalla,K.; (2010). Mangrove microniches determine the structural and functional diversity of enriched petroleum hydrocarbon-degrading consortia. Fems Microbiology Ecology: 74 2, 276-290 PubMed
  • Vilchez-Vargas,R.; Junca,H.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2010). Metabolic networks, microbial ecology and 'omics' technologies: towards understanding in situ biodegradation processes. Environental Microbiology: 12 12, 3089-3104 PubMed
  • Marin,M.; Perez-Pantoja,D.; Donoso,R.; Wray,Victor*; Gonzalez,B.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2010). Modified 3-oxoadipate pathway for the biodegradation of methylaromatics in Pseudomonas reinekei MT1. Journal of Bacteriology: 192 6, 1543-1552 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01208-09 HZI repository PubMed
  • Perez-Pantoja,D.; Gonzalez,B.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2009). Aerobic degradation of aromatic hydrocarbons.: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Timmis,K.N.; (Ed.). Springer, 800-829
  • Pieper,Dietmar H.*; Gonzalez,B.; Camara,B.; Perez-Pantoja,D.; Reineke,W.; (2009). Aerobic degradation of chloroaromatics.: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Timmis,K.N.; (Ed.). Springer, 840-859
  • Junca,H.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2009). Functional marker gene assays for hydrocarbon degrading microbial communities - aerobic.: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Timmis,K.N.; (Ed.). Springer, 4291-4305
  • Seeger,M.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2009). Genetics of biphenyl biodegradation and co-metabolism of PCBs.: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Timmis,K.N.; (Ed.). Springer, 1180-1194
  • Palleroni,N.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2009). Microbiology of hydrocarbon-degrading Pseudomonas.: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Timmis,K.N.; (Ed.). Springer, 1788-1796
  • Perez-Pantoja,D.; Gonzalez,B.; Pieper,Dietmar H.*; (2009). Phylogenomics of aerobic bacterial degradation of aromatics.: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Timmis,K.N.; (Ed.). Springer, 1356-1391


  • Prof Dr Dietmar Pieper

    Dietmar Pieper

    Head of the Research Group Microbial Interactions and Processes

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  • Staphylococcus aureus – der Feind in meiner Nase
    Ein kräftiger Nieser und der Luftdruck katapultiert Millionen von Bakterien aus unserer Nase. Auch wenn wir keinen Schnupfen haben. Ein häufiger Nasenbewohner ist Staphylococcus aureus und wenn der mit dem Luftstoß zufällig auf eine Wunde trifft, haben wir ein Problem… Dietmar Pieper und sein Team wollen wissen, wer noch so alles in unserer Nase lebt – und was wir gegen unerwünschte Bewohner wie Staphylococcus aureus unternehmen können.