Dr. rer. nat. Adrian Kah Wye Ho Kah Wye

Dr. rer. nat. Adrian Kah Wye Ho Kah Wye
Address
Herrenhäuser Straße 2
30419 Hannover
Building
Room
137
Address
Herrenhäuser Straße 2
30419 Hannover
Building
Room
137
Position
Research Staff

FOCUS IN RESEARCH AN TEACHING

My research interest revolves around the microbiological aspects of greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, N2O) turnover in widespread environments. Current research focus includes using methanotrophy as a model system to address questions in:

(i) Microbial Life Strategies: On-going research address the remarkable resilience of methanotrophs to environmental stress / cues as anticipated under climate and land-use change scenarios. The findings from these studies were subsequently used as a basis for a meta-analysis to adopt and develop a conceptual framework for microbial life strategies (Competitor-Ruderal- Stress tolerator framework). Please see relevant work.

(iii) Putting Microbes to Work: Bridging fundamental research to biotechnological applications, my team and I harnessed the methanotrophs for potential real-world applications. On-going work include optimizing the use of bio-based residues from various waste streams as soil additives to minimise greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural landscapes. Please see relevant work.

(ii) Microbial Interaction: Microorganisms rarely live in seclusion and thrive in the presence of other interacting partners, forming intricate relationships with synergistic, antagonistic, and neutral endgames. Therefore, the actions of a concerted community can be significantly higher than the combined effects of individual microorganisms. Using synthetic and methane-enriched communities, on-going studies address the role and relevance of the methanotroph ‘interactome’ in modulating community functioning. Please see relevant work.