Hildgund Schrempf, Germany

Prof. Hilde Schrempf has been assistant professor at the University of Würzburg, Germany, associate professor at the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and the University of Munich, Germany and then, full professor and head of Applied Genetics of Microorganisms, University of Osnabrück, Germany.

She has pioneered many aspects of molecular genetics and biology of streptomycetes, abundant soil bacteria having a complex life-style. The achievements of her group include: tools for cloning, genome rearrangements, mechanisms of newly discovered antibiotic resistances, transporters of small molecules including a channel for potassium ions, having developed as the main model system for ion channels, new spore proteins, novel proteins to target and to degrade insoluble biopolymers, biosynthesis of a fungal biopolymer, strategies of streptomycetes to interact with free-living fungi and one type interacting with plants. The discoveries have been published within international journals.