Gero Steinberg, University of Exeter, UK
Prof. Gero Steinberg studied biology at the University of Kiel. In 1995, he received his PhD from the University of Munich on molecular motors in the fungus Neurospora crassa. After a post-doc stay in Boulder, CO, USA with Prof. R. McIntosh, working on the zygomycete Syncephalastrum racemosum and the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, he moved back to Munich to join the Institute for Genetics and Microbiology, headed by Prof. Regine Kahmann. In 2001, he accepted a permanent group leader position at the Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg. In 2007, he accepted a chair position in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Exeter, UK, and became Director of the Bio-imaging Centre. His scientific interest covers fundamental molecular cell biology of fungi, the molecular and cellular basis of fungal plant pathology and, most recently, fungicide mode of action studies. His current research projects use the corn smut fungus U. maydis, the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici, and the banana pathogen Fusarium oxysporum cubense. In addition, his group started a biotechnological research project, using the industrial relevant fungus Trichoderma reesei. Gero is currently holding a temporary FC Donder's Professorship at Utrecht University, 2016-2017.
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