Prof. Adrian is head of the Department Environmental Biotechnology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Leipzig. He also holds a professorship for Geobiotechnology at Technische Universität Berlin. He obtained his doctorate (1999) and habilitation (2006) at the same university, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University, NY, USA (2003), as well as at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA (2007). From 2008 to 2010 he held a Guest Professorship for Applied Biochemistry at TU Berlin, he was head of an ERC group at the Department Isotope Biogeochemistry and from 2013 to 2020 he held the position of Senior Scientist at UFZ Leipzig, Department Isotope Biogeochemistry, in the working group "Functional Genomics" ("Geobiochemistry" since 2017). His current teaching areas include molecular Geobiotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology at TU Berlin and lab courses in Leipzig. Prof. Adrian has published ~110 international publications, see a list here.
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