Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.  Michael Schloter
Director of the Research Unit for Environmental Genomics
Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU, German Research Center for Environmental Health)
Ingolstädter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Tel. +49 89 3187-2304
Fax +49 89 3187-2800
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Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), Germany

The Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) is one of the leading centres in Europe connecting environmental research with human health. In this perspective, green bioeconomy and crop production play a major role because quality of food strongly influences human health and wellbeing. For example, there is a strong interlink between major diseases like diabetes and food quality. For this reason, it is one of the aims of HMGU to develop strategies for a sustainable plant production. By taking into account the global change scenarios (including land use conflicts and climate change), the HMGU make use of the plant and soil associated microbiome.

However, this requires an in-depth information about drivers for the structure and function of microbial communities in time and space. This is the major challenge of the research unit for Environmental Genomics headed by Michael Schloter.

Scientists involved

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Michael Schloter