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 Hans-Peter Horz is Research Scientist and Group Leader at the Institute of Medical Microbiology (former Division of Oral Microbiology and Immunology; now Division of Virology), RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany where he did his professorial dissertation (Associate Professor) in 2009. His current research is dedicated to the ecology, diversity, and interactions of human associated microbes and their relevance for health and disease.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2013