Alexander Prange, Ph.D.Alexander Prange, Ph.D.

Professor - Research (part-time)

Professor of Microbiology and Food Hygene
Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Academic Preparation:

Ph.D. Agricultural Sciences
Ph.D. Biology (Microbiology)
Diploma Biology (=M.Sc.)

Selected recent publications:

Engel, A. S., Lichtenberg, H., Prange, A. & Hormes, J. (2007). Speciation of sulfur from naturally-occurring, filamentous microbial mats from sulfidic cave springs using X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 269, 54-62.

Lee, Y.-J., Prange, A., Lichtenberg, H., Rohde, M., Dashti, M. & Wiegel, J. (2007). In situ speciation of sulfur globules produced from thiosulfate reduction by Thermoanaerobacter sulfurigignens. J. Bacteriol. 189, 7525-7529.

Prange, A., Hormes, J. & Modrow, H. (2008). X-ray absorption spectroscopy as a tool for the detection and identification of sulfur compounds in phototrophic organisms. In Sulfur Metabolism in Phototrophic Organisms, R. Hell, C. Dahl, T. Leustek & D. Knaff, (Eds.) Series “Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration“, Springer, Berlin, 461-482.

Prange, A. (2008). Speciation analysis of microbiologically produced sulfur by X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. In: Microbial Sulfur Metabolism, C. Friedrich & C. Dahl (Eds.)., Springer, Berlin, 259-272.

Franz, B., Gehrke, T., Lichtenberg, H., Hormes, J., Dahl, C. & Prange, A. (2009). Unexpected extracellular and intracellular sulfur species during growth of Allochromatium vinosum with reduced sulfur compounds. Microbiol.-SGM 155, 2766-2774.

Franz, B., Lichtenberg, H., Hormes, J., Dahl, C. & Prange, A. (2009). The speciation of soluble sulfur compounds in bacterial culture fluids by X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy. Environ. Technol. 30, 1281-1289.

Franz, B., Balkundi, S. S., Dahl, C., Lvov, Y. M. & Prange, A. (2010). Layer-by-layer nano-encapsulation of microbes: Controlled cell surface modification and investigation of substrate uptake by bacteria. Macromol. Biosci. 10, 164-172.

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