Recent publications this past year

FinlandChapter 6 Applications of Scanning Electron Microscopy in GeomicrobiologyChapter 7 Applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy in GeomicrobiologyRea et al., 2018Reith et al., 2019 (annals of botany)Reith et al., 2019Sanyal et al., 2019Shar et al., 2019

Truly inspired research!

Decade long close collaboration of MHM-Group with Prof DH Nies’ group at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany is bearing important fruit.

After years of careful planning and experimentation three ground-breaking papers now reveal the biochemistry of how the aurophilic (i.e., gold-loving) bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans detected to date on natural gold particles from sites on four continents, deals with gold toxicity and produces gold nanoparticles, the building blocks of secondary gold, in the processes.


Find the articles using these links:

Synergistic gold–copper detoxification

Synergistic Toxicity of Copper and Gold Compounds in Cupriavidus metallidurans

Proteomic responses to gold(III)-toxicity in the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 








Interview on Radio Adelaide! Check it out – Tomorrow!

Science is wonderful – let´s talk about it! Especially if it is about gold!

Frank will talk about his work experiences and the fascination of gold , interviewed by Radio Adelaide.

Check it out on…

Wednesday 3-4pm,  Radio Adelaide on 101.5 fm

Don not miss out instering stories and what he found… be part of his gold research.


Updated blog

Dear friends and colleagues,

thanks for reading the site and commenting back to me! It was a great pleasure to have so many visitors on our prelimnary blog. The blog is now complete (as much as it can be at the moment). I am looking forward to further interactions with all of you.

I will keep you updated on our research!

Till next time,

all the best as ever,