Petr Baldrian

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Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology
Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, v.v.i.
Víde?ská 1083
142 20 Praha 4
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 723770570

Brief Biography: 

Scientific interests: Ecology, physiology and biochemistry of soil fungi and bacteria; role of microorganisms in the transformation of soil organic matter; distribution and properties of extracellular enzymes in the soil environment; the use of fungi in biotechnology; soil microbial ecology and interspecific interactions of microorganisms. Microbial metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. Enzymology and molecular biology of decomposition-related enzymes and their application in biotechnology.

Editorial Board: Applied and Environmental Microbiology (published by the American Society for Microbiology), Fungal Ecology (published by the British Mycological Society / Elsevier), Biology and Fertility of Soils (Springer), European Journal of Soil Biology (Elsevier), Central European Journal of Biology (published by Versita / Springer)

Membership: International Society for Microbial Ecology, British Mycological Society