Martin Hartmann is a Microbial Ecologist with Agroscope Research Station ART and the Swiss Federal Institute WSL, both located near Zurich, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2006 from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland, where he studied soil microbial communities in agricultural management systems in order to elucidate their response to crop rotations, manure applications, and pesticide regimes. Dr. Hartmann then received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution (CMDE) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Between 2007 and 2011, he studied the impact of forest management disturbances on the soil microbiome of northern coniferous forests of British Columbia. During his tenure at research stations and universities in Switzerland and Canada, he acquired considerable background in microbial ecology, soil science molecular methods, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, and statistics. He is specialized in detecting and characterizing microorganisms in the environment using cutting-edge molecular methods and novel bioinformatic pipelines. Current research projects focus on the impact of environmental and anthropogenic perturbations on diversity, dynamics, and functional potentials of microbial communities in terrestrial, aquatic, and clinical systems. For more information, please visit www.microbiome.ch.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2011