Alfred M. Spormann
United States of America
Alfred M. Spormann is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Biology Dr. rer. nat., Philipps-University, Marburg (1989).
In our research we investigate molecular microbial metabolism and its linkage to ecological and evolutionary processes. We explore the distinguishing features of novel microbial metabolism and how molecular and biochemical differences in metabolism shape microbial fitness. We study novel microbial metabolism with relevance to bioremediation, bioenergy, and intestinal microbiology.