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Institute of

BD Biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Christoph Tebbe

Institute of Biodiversity

Bundesallee 65
38116 Braunschweig

Head of the Working group

Ombudsman for Scientific Integrity of the Thünen Institute (2009 - 2020)

Appointee for Biosafety (BBS)

Activities for Scientific Journals

  • European Journal of Soil Biology (Honorary Editor-in-Chief)
  • Previous Editor of FEMS Microbiology Ecology
  • Ad-hoc expert for Environmental Microbiology, ISME Journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Molecular Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, and many others

Teaching at the Technical University (TU) of Braunschweig

  • "Biodiversity", Lecture (Part Microbiology; Bachelor-Students, Geo-ecology)
  • "Ecology of Microorganisms", Lecture (Bachelor-Students, Biology/Biotechnology)
  • "Microbial Transformations", Lecture and Exercises (Part Microbial Ecology; Master Students, Geo-ecology)
  • Guidance for Bachelor- Master- and PhD-Theses at the TU Braunschweig

Scientific Expert

  • Member of the GMO-Panel of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy), 2009 to 2018 (Scientific risk assessment of genetically modified organisms for cultivation, and food or feed uses); ad-hoc member of various working groups  

Scientific Chair of Symposia and Conferences

  • 4th Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics and Workshop. Understanding and Managing Soil Microbiomes. Braunschweig, December 2019
  • 3rd Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics and Workshop. From Gene Predictions to Systems Ecology. Braunschweig, Dezember 2016
  • 2nd Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics and Workshop. Mining and Learning from Metagenomes. Braunschweig, December 2013
  • Soil Metagenomics 2010: Implications of Next-Generation DNA Sequencing on Microbial Diversity Research and Soil Ecology. Braunschweig, December 2010
  • BAGECO 9: 9th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology. Wernigerode. Juni 2009


  • Verein für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM; German Microbiology Association)
  • International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)


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