Michael Zumstein, Ph.D.

B.S., Biology, ETH Zurich, 2011
M.S., Biochemistry, ETH Zurich, 2013
Ph.D., Environmental Chemistry, ETH Zurich, 2017
Research Interests: I am fascinated by how microorganisms use extracellular enzymes to transform large molecules outside a cell. My PhD work helped to better understand the enzymatic hydrolysis and the microbial utilization of synthetic polymers in agricultural soils. The focus of my current research is to decipher the role of extracellular hydrolases in the transformation of micropollutants during biological wastewater treatment.
Zumstein and Helbling Wat. Res. 2019
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