Dr Uwe Stroeher will speak to the Friends of The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at their August 31 meeting at the visitor center's conference room. Dr Stroeher graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1993 with a Ph.D. in Microbiology where he remained for a further six years.
In 1998, Dr Stroeher was awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship and spent over two years working in Tuebingen, Germany. He returned to the University of Adelaide in 2001 to work on the virulence of Streptococcus pneumonia and in 2009 moved out of the field of bacterial pathogenesis and worked in the Hepatitis Research Laboratory, examining hepatocyte turnover during hepatitis B infections.
In 2010, Dr Stroeher moved to Flinders University working on the virulence of Acinetobacter baumannii and antibiotic resistance is Staphylococcus aureus. Recently he has been actively collaborating with the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Flinders University.
Since joining Neutrog Dr Stroeher has been developing a number of new products including, bacterial formulations to reduce ammonia levels in chicken sheds, as well as bacterial inoculants to breakdown stubble in fields and thatch in lawns.
Dr Stroeher has had an interest in soil microbiology and bioremediation for over ten years. In his research career he has published over 45 peer reviewed journal articles and two book chapters.