Joerg Soppa studied biochemistry in Tübingen and Munich. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany, working on bacteriorhodopsin. He obtained his Habilitation in microbiology at the University of Munich. As a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council, he spent some months as a Guest Scientist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Upon his return to Germany, he founded a research group at the Goethe University in Frankfurt where, since 2001, he has served as Professor for microbial genetics. The research interests of his group include regulation of gene expression in haloarchaea, initiation and regulation of translation in archaea and bacteria, functional genomics with haloarchaea and bacteria, the cell cycle of Halobacterium salinarum, ploidy in prokaryotes, and small noncoding RNAs in haloarchaea.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2011