Karl Stetter

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Karl Otto Stetter (born July 16, 1941) is a German microbiologist and astrobiologist, an expert on microbial life at the upper temperature, and one of the most important scientists currently working in this field.

Stetter was born in Munich and studied biology at the Technische Universität Munich. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on lactobacilli. From 1980 to 2002 he was professor at, and head of, the department of microbiology and of the Archaea center of the Universität Regensburg.

The majority of Professor Stetter's research has focused on sampling, isolating and characterizing archaeal organisms which comprise the third domain of life, particularly undiscovered extremely heat-loving (hyperthermophilic) bacteria and Archaea, also called extremophiles, growing optimally between 80 and 113°C. Recently, he has worked extensively on the organism Nanoarchaeum equitans, an archaeal microorganism containing the world's smallest known genome. This archaebacterium is one of his important discoveries, which was described in the scientific journal Nature in May 2002.

In 2003 he was honored with the Leeuwenhoek Medal by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, an award given every 10 years to the scientist who has made the most outstanding contributions to the advancement of microbiology.

Professor Stetter is member of the

  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
  • Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Science (IGPP), UCLA
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM)
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte
  • Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie (GBCh)
  • International Committee on Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB)
  • International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology (ICSB)
  • International Institute of Biotechnology
  • International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL)
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM)


See also: Carl Woese

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