Michael Thomm was born in Bad Reichenhall, Germany, 1951. In 1980, he gained a Diploma in biology at the University of Munich, Germany; its subject was “Histone-like protein in archaea and bacteria.” During 1983, he received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Regensburg, Germany, under the title “RNA polymerases of methanogenes.” Between 1983 and 1988, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Regensburg, Germany, then as a Research Assistant at the same university (1988–1991). From 1991 to 2002, Dr. Thomm served as a Professor of microbiology at the University of Kiel, Germany. Since 2002, he works as a Professor of microbiology at the University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. In addition, he has various memberships in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society of Microbiology, and AAAS.
Biography Updated on 19 August 2009