Professor Stefan Schmidt
Stefan Schmidt has more than 20 years research experience in the area of applied and environmental microbiology and microbial biotechnology. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie, South African Society for Microbiology, Royal Society of South Africa and Verein Deutscher Ingenieure.

Quote:     'The solution to pollution is not dilution!'
Position:    Professor
Qualifications:    Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Universität Hamburg)
Discipline:   Microbiology
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5523
 Research Areas:   Microbial ecology and ecophysiology
Microbial catabolism of priority pollutants
Microbiological safety of food and water
Microbial biotechnology for water purification and energy (CH4, H2) production
Biocide microbe interaction
Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology.
 Recent Publications:  
Nam, I.H., H.B. Hong, S. Schmidt. 2014. Is the biotransformation of chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins by Sphingomonas wittichii RW1 governed by thermodynamic factors? J. Microbiol. 52:801-804.

Gemmell, M.E., S. Schmidt. 2013. Is the microbiological quality of the Msunduzi River (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) suitable for domestic, recreational, and agricultural purposes? Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20:6551-6562. 

Beukes, L.S., S. Schmidt. 2012. Isolation and characterization of a manganese oxidizing bacterium from a biofiltration system for the treatment of borehole water in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). Eng. Life Sci. 12:544-552.

Frenzel, E., S. Schmidt, M. Niederweis, K. Steinhauer. 2011. Porins are important for the efficacy of biocides against Mycobacterium smegmatis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77:3068-3073.

Krakat, N., A. Westphal, S. Schmidt, P. Scherer. 2010. Anaerobic digestion of renewable biomass: thermophilic temperature governs methanogen population dynamics. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76:1842-1850.

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