Enthusiastic scientists from many fields of biology form our team. Microbiologists, ecologists, botanists, zoologists, biotechnologists, doctors and educators are committed to making the world of microorganisms more widely understood. They are supported by the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, the Medical University of Innsbruck and the University of Applied Sciences MCI. Visitors will be amazed and should never stop being amazed by the world of the small creatures.
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Collaborative & interdisciplinary
Dr. Heribert Insam
Overall concept MikrobAlpina
``Heribert's attention and fascination is caught by the microbes around the world ...``
Dr. Birgit Sattler
Birgit loves the cold of the high mountains and the Arctic where she does research with microbes.
Dr. Cornelia Lass-Flörl
Conny works with pathogenic bacteria and fungi and tests them in her lab.
Dr. Birgit Schlick-Steiner
Birgit is very fascinated by the interaction of ants and microbes.
Dr. Silvia Prock
Teaching children the world of science is Silvia's passion.
Dr. Ursula Peintner
Mushrooms and their ways of life are Uschi's passion.
Dr. Florian Steiner
Florian works with fruit flies and ants in his research.
Dr. Elisabeth Lukasser-Vogl
To teach students and teachers to love the nature is Elisabeth's goal.
Dr. Christoph Griesbeck
When microalgae produce useful substances, Christoph is especially happy.
Dr. Andreas Holzinger
The passion of Andreas are lichens and algae.
Dr. Daniel Remias
Daniel appreciates the biotechnological possibilities of microalgae.
Dr. Thomas Pümpel
Thomas works hard to increase the efficiency of wastewater purification.
Ruben Sommaruga, Ph. D
The microorganisms in high mountain lakes are the center of Ruben's research.
Bettina prefers to play with ciliates.
Dr. Susanne Zeilinger-Migsich
Susanne loves to observe the interaction of microorganisms and listen to their chemical communication.
Dr. Thorsten Schwerte
Thorsten is fascinated by mathematics and physics of dynamic processes and microstructures.
Dr. Suzanne Kapelari
Suzanne's research focuses on how people acquire scientific knowledge and what conditions are favorable for doing so.
Nadine Präg, Msc
Nadine is thrilled by all facets of microbiology.
Mag. Dr. Sabine Podmirseg
Sabine is particularly impressed by the anaerobic fungi and microbes in the wastewater.
Mag. Dr. Judith Ascher-Jenull
Interweaving microbiology with art is Judith's constant endeavor.
Claudia gives the beauty of algae a new perspective.
Klemens Weisleitner, MSc PhD
Klemens has a knack for the photographic documentation of changes of microorganisms on the glacier and in the laboratory.