Michael Schloter

Michael Schloter, born May 8th, 1966, is head of the Research Unit Terrestrial Ecogenetics at the Helmholtz Zentrum München since 2007.
After he had finished his diploma at the University of Munich in 1990 he did his PhD at the University of Bayreuth in the working group of Prof. Klingmüller. He focussed his studies on interactions between plants and microbes. After several PostDoc positions, he became leader of the working group “Functional Microbial Ecology” at the Institute for Soil Ecology at the GSF National Research Center in 2002. Actually his department is focussing on questions addressing the management of microbial genetic resources in soils for a sustainable agriculture, mainly for a production of high quality, healthy food. Since 2000 Michael Schloter is teacher at the Chair for Soil Ecology at the Technical University of Munich.