Bernd H. Rehm

Massey University, New Zealand

Bernd Rehm was born in Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany, in 1964. He received the MSc degree (Microbiology) and the Ph.D. degree (Microbiology) from the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He continued as a postdoc at the same University for one more year and was then awarded a postdoctoral fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to conduct research at the Depatment of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia, Canada, from 1994-1996. From 1996 to 2003, B. Rehm was a research group leader at the Institute of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Munster, Germany, where he also completed his Habilitation. In 2003 he was appointed as Associate Professor of Microbiology at Massey University in New Zealand. Since 2005 B. Rehm is Full Professor and Chair of Microbiology at the same University. He is mainly interested in the microbial production of polymers and their biological function as well as technical applications. Recent studies were focusing on the use of engineered microorganisms to produce functionalized nano-/micro-structures for applications in diagnostics, enzyme immobilisation as well as antigen delivery. He is member of the editorial board of ten journals, sole editor of four books and authored over 100 scientific publications.

Biography Updated on 19 January 2009

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