Geomicrobiology: the study of microscopic fungi that live on the surface of rocks, also deals with associated microorganisms including algae, bacteria, cyanobacteria, etc. that settle on all solid/air interfaces forming "sub-aerial biofilms"
Biodeterioration (and material protection)
Global aspects of fungal impact on terrestrial surface
Intelligent building materials
Stresstolerance in rock-inhabiting microbes
Dr. Rupert Mutzel Professor of Biology
Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy Institute of Biology