Matthias Hess

Matthias Hess

Position Title
Assistant Professor

  • Animal Science

Research in the Hess Lab centers on the multi-scale (from molecule to cell to population to ecosystem) understanding of microbial systems. 

By using traditional and recent cutting-edge Molecular Biology, Microbiology in combination with Bioinformatic Tools we aim at:

  • Understanding how microbial systems respond to environmental changes and how they affect their habitats
  • Identifying and characterizing new microbes, microbial enzymes and microbial products of industrial relevance from complex biological systems
  • Developing industrial processes that utilize microorganisms or microbial enzymes and that are more sustainable than current processes