Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Research group FOR1530

Anaerobic Biological Dehalogenation: Organisms, Biochemistry, and (Eco-)physiology

Research Unit FOR 1530

supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Sulfurospirillum multivorans, simplified scheme of organohalide respiration


NEWS (publication authors in bold are part of the research unit):

October 2016: News about the next DehaloCon II, the second conference on anaerobic reductive dehalogenation, see Menu - DehaloCon for further information!


August 2016: Book on organohalide respiration/anaerobic reductive dehalogenation, edited by Lorenz Adrian from the FOR 1530 research unit and Frank Löffler out now!
Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria


August 2016: Oliver Tiedt, Matthias Boll and co-workers investigated the anaerobic degradation of 4-flouroaromatics. Their research is published in mbio: Tiedt O, Mergelsberg M, Boll K, Müller M, Adrian L, Jehmlich N, von Bergen M, Boll M.
ATP-Dependent C-F Bond Cleavage Allows the Complete Degradation of 4-Fluoroaromatics without Oxygen


January 2016: First biochemical insights into the organohalide respiratory chain of Dehalococcoides mccartyi chosen as a highlight in Environmental Microbiology! Congratulations to Anja Kublik, Lorenz Adrian and co-workers!


Kublik A, Deobald D, Hartwig S, Schiffmann CL, Andrades A, von Bergen M, Sawers RG, Adrian L.
Identification of a multiprotein reductive dehalogenase complex in Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain CBDB1 suggests a protein-dependent respiratory electron transport chain obviating quinone involvement
Environ Microbiol. 2015 Dec 31., doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13200


DehaloCon II, the second conference on anaerobic biological dehalogenation, will take place in 2017 in Leipzig!


FOR 1530 and organohalide respiration (news and publications) now on Twitter


SCIENCE paper out now! "Structural basis for organohalide respiration" by Martin Bommer, Cindy Kunze, Jochen Fesseler, Torsten Schubert, Gabriele Diekert and Holger Dobbek


September 2014: Unravelling organohalide respiration via genomics of Sulfurospirillum multivorans - paper in Environmental Microbiology entitled "Insights into organohalide respiration and the versatile catabolism of Sulfurospirillum multivorans gained from comparative genomics and physiological studies" by Tobias Goris, Torsten Schubert, Jennifer Gadkari, Tesfaye Wubet, Mika Tarkka, Francois Buscot, Lorenz Adrian and Gabriele Diekert


May 2014: The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports the Research Unit FOR 1530 for another three years!


June 2014: The current article on heterologous expression of reductive dehalogenases, by Anita Mac Nelly et al. was selected as a spotlight in the current issue of Applied Environmental Microbiology


See menu on the left for further information.