Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen

As a trained Hydrobiologist Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen is a principal investigator of the Department of Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, and contributed to several national and international EU-funded projects on community ecotoxicology. Her research interests concern community responses to multiple stressors and contaminants with special focus on biofilm ecology. Her work is based on ecological concepts like stress-induced community tolerance. For understanding the underlying processes of stress responses, she investigates molecular responses like metabolomics and transcriptomics and links them to phenotypic observations including physiologically-based and ecologically-based parameters (dynamics of species traits, community tolerance). Model systems she is working with rang from algal cultures to periphyton communities, derived from complex field conditions as well as from model ecosystems.

Organised by Croatian Microbiological Society, Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology, Croatian Society of Biotechnology, Croatian Society of Viticulture and Enology, Hungarian Society for Microbiology, Slovenian Microbiological Society, Serbian Society for Microbiology, Turkish Society of Microbiology.
Under the auspices of Međimurje County.
Supported by Croatian academy of Engineering, European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association (EBTNA), Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP), The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and Municipality of Sveti Martin na Muri.