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Clarissa Schwab

Associate professor


Since April 2020Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering, Biological and Chemical Engineering Section, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Oct 2019-March 2020Docent at the Department of Microbiology, Nutrition and Dietics, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
2013-August 2019Research Associate at the Laboratory of Food Biotechnology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2011-July 2013Postdoctoral Fellow at the Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Divison, University of Vienna, Austria
2007-2010Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2003-2006Research Assistant at the Department of Technical Microbiology, Technical University Munich, Germany


August 2018Habilitation and venia legendi for the teaching area ‘Functional Microbes’. Thesis title: ‘Bacteria-metabolite and chemical-metabolite interactions with impact on host intestinal health’.
2003-2006Doctorate at the Department of Technical Microbiology, Technical University Munich with Prof. Dr. Rudi Vogel. Doctoral thesis: ‘Regulation and ecological relevance of fructosyltransferases in Lactobacillus reuteri’.
1997-2003Study of the Technology and Biotechnology of Foods at the Technical University München. Diploma thesis: ‘Effects of sublethal protamine concentrations and heat on the viability and spontaneous release of surface proteins of wild-type and PrtR Listeria monocytogenes Scott’ (experimental work conducted at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)