Portfolio Prof. Dr. Largus Theodora Angenent

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Prof. Dr.
Largus Theodora Angenent
Organizational unit:
Center for Applied Geoscience
Department of Geoscience

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Professor Lars Angenent builds bridges in two different ways. On the one hand, he creates a connection between environmental and medical microbiology; on the other hand, he links up basic research with a problem-oriented, applications-based discipline.

He has worked on microbiome characterization in air, bioreactors, and lungs. For example, he developed a method with which all microbes in the air of a building could be monitored – for instance, to track down the source of airborne disease in a hospital. In the area of environmental technology he was one of the first scientists to work on storing energy from renewables with the help of microbes.

Professor Angenent is also interested in the production of soluble biochemicals from wasted materials and the recovery of carbon from gaseous streams produced by industry. Yet, he is also involved in basic research, which helps us to better understand the biochemistry and energetics of microbial metabolic pathways.


Largus Theodora Angenent
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)
2020 - 2022
Largus Theodora Angenent
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)
2020 - 2022
Largus Theodora Angenent
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
2019 - 2021
Bastian Molitor, Largus Theodora Angenent
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
2018 - 2020
Largus Theodora Angenent
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)
2017 - 2022
Largus Theodora Angenent, Wolfgang Bott
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)



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