Michael Schloter

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

1985 …2024

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Prof. Schloter (*1966) has focused his research activities on the field of microbiome research. In particular, he is interested in the interaction of environmental microbiota with different host microbiomes , including the interaction with the human microbiome. Prof. Schloter not only uses modern cultivation-independent "omics" based approaches to characterize microbiomes in their structure and function, but also tries to isolate important microorganisms and study their physiology in the laboratory.

Prof. Schloter studied biology at the LMU from 1984 - 1989 and received his PhD from the University of Bayreuth in 1994. After several postdoctoral positions, he became head of the WG Microbial Ecology at the Institute of Soil Ecology of the GSF Res. Center in 2003. In 2009, the TUM appointed him honorary professor for Soil Microbiology. In 2011, Prof. Schloter became head of the Inst. of Comparative Microbiome Analysis at Helmholtz Zentrum München. In 2023, Prof. Schloter was appointed to the professorship of Environmental Microbiology at TUM.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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