Dr Dürre has more than 25 years experience in the field of clostridial genetics. Major research projects have included genetics and function of ATPases, cell differentiation (spore formation) in clostridia, regulation of acetone and butanol formation in Clostridium acetobutylicum and metabolic engineering of solvent-producing strains for industrial use. He holds diplomas in microbiology, biochemistry and organic chemistry. Following his PhD he went to the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow with the German Research Council. Peter Dürre is currently Professor of Microbiology and head of the Microbiology and BioTechnology Departments at Ulm University in Germany. He is the editor of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology and the Senior Editor of Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. He is also the author and co-author of more than 90 research articles and reviews as well as being editor of the books ‘CRC Handbook on Clostridia’, ‘Clostridia-Biotechnology and Medical Applications’, ‘Nucleic Acids Isolation Methods’, and ‘Regulatory Networks in Prokaryotes’.
Dr. Peter Dürre