Steinbeis Transfer Center Soil Biotechnology


The Soil Biotechnology Steinbeis Transfer Center promotes the transfer of emerging agrobiotechnology for use in the research, use and protection of soil. On one hand, soils are considered a resource, indeed a practical source of genes and organisms. On the other hand, they are a field of application for new biotechnology processes. The portfolio of services encompasses:

  • The selection and propagation of micro-organisms found in soil
  • The morphological and molecular genetic description and enzymatic analysis of the effects of saprotrophs and mycorrhizal fungi
  • Process development aimed at biotechnological soil cleaning, especially phytoremediation
  • Process development aimed at the ecological exploitation of waste products in soil by adding useful microorganisms
  • Molecular chemical analysis of complex biomaterials using mass-spectrometric methods, especially pyrolysis-field ionization mass-spectrometry
  • Risk assessment of the cultivation of transgenic crops on soil as part of a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts
  • Monitoring of the cultivation of transgenic crops with respect to soil characteristics and soil processes
  • Greenhouse and field trials
  • Writing of evaluations and expert reports on soil biotechnology
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An der Worthe 19, D-18059 Huckstorf
Phone: +49 381 4983120
Management: Prof. Dr. Peter Leinweber
(Stand: 10/03/2022)

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