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Porträt Michael Schloter
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Michael Schloter Is a Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Awards & Grants, COMI,

Michael Schloter has been elected a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences for the committee “Forum Ecology”. This is the third membership of Helmholtz Munich researchers in the Academy, highlighting the expertise of our scientists and the excellence of our research.

Prof. Michael Schloter is a scientist at the Environmental Health Center at Helmholtz Munich. Since 2011, he has led his own research group for Comparative Microbiome Analysis. The focus of his work is to investigate the relationships between microorganisms in the environment, the human microbiome and our health. In this context, changes in the environment induced by climate change and global change play an important role. One focus of his work lies on the use of antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine and consequences for the spread of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. With nearly 500 publications, Michael Schloter is one of the world's most frequently cited microbiologists. Since 2010, the trained microbiologist and geneticist has also been Honorary Professor of Microbiology at the Technical University of Munich.