Hans-Peter Horz studied biology at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. From 1998 to 2001, he did his Ph.D. at the Department of Biogeochemistry, Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany. There, he developed molecular techniques for the characterization of nitrifiers and methanotrophs in natural ecosystems. From 2001 to 2003, he did his postdoctoral studies at the Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, where he analyzed the impact of multiple climate change factors on soil microbial communities. Since 2003, he serves as a Research Scientist and as a Group Leader at the Division of Oral Microbiology and Immunology, the RWTH Aachen University Hospital, where his research is dedicated to the ecology, diversity, and interactions of oral microbes and their relevance for human health and disease.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2011