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Volker Müller

 

Prof. Dr. Volker Müller

C4.4: SALT TOLERANCE IN METHANOGENIC ARCHAEA

Research Interests

• Physiology of anaerobic acetogenic bacteria and methanogenic archaea: Bioenergetics of acetogenesis and methanogenesis; Structure, function and evolution of ATP synthases; Biochemistry of caffeate respiration; Regulation of carbon and electron flow in acetogenic bacteria

• Molecular basis of saltadaptation in halotolerant and halophilic microorganisms: Transport and biosynthesis of compatible solutes; Ion homoeostasis; Signalperception and signal transduction chains; Gene activation; Functional genome analyses

• Role of chloride in microorganisms: Chloride, a new signal molecule for microbes; Identification of chloride induced genes and proteins; Analyses of the chloride regulon

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