Pr. Eric KEMEN
Eric Kemen, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine & Center for Plant Molecular Biology, University of Tuebingen.
Eric Kemen completed his PhD in biology at the University of Konstanz in 2007 before he moved to the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich UK, where he joined the group of Jonathan Jones, working on plant pathogen genomics. In 2012, Eric Kemen became a research group leader at the MPI for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, focusing with his group on microbe-microbe and plant-microbe interactions. An important finding was the discovery of ‘microbial hubs’ that link microbial communities to the host genotype. In 2017 the Kemen Group moved to the University of Tuebingen where Eric Kemen started as a full professor heading the department of Microbial Interactions in Plant Ecosystems. Goal of the Kemen group is to combine computational modelling with ecology and host/microbe genetics.