Dr. Johannes Raff

Head Biogeochemistry
Phone: +49 351 260 2951

Recent publications


Temperature-dependent luminescence spectroscopic investigations of U(VI) complexation with the halides F- and Cl-

Demnitz, M.; Hilpmann, S.; Lösch, H.; Bok, F.; Steudtner, R.; Patzschke, M.; Stumpf, T.; Huittinen, N. M.

Disturbing-free determination of yeast concentration in DI water and in glucose using impedance biochips

Kiani, M.; Du, N.; Vogel, M.; Raff, J.; Hübner, U.; Skorupa, I.; Bürger, D.; Schulz, S. E.; Schmidt, O. G.; Blaschke, D.; Schmidt, H.

Interaction of curium(III) with surface-layer proteins from Lysinibacillus sphaericus JG-A12

Moll, H.; Lehmann, F.; Raff, J.

Uranium and neptunium retention mechanisms in Gallionella ferruginea / ferrihydrite systems for remediation purposes

Krawczyk-Bärsch, E.; Scheinost, A. C.; Roßberg, A.; Müller, K.; Lehrich, J.; Bok, F.; Hallbeck, L.; Schmeide, K.

Temperature‒dependent luminescence spectroscopic and mass spectrometric investigations of U(VI) complexation with aqueous silicates in the acidic pH‒range

Lösch, H.; Raiwa, M.; Jordan, N.; Steppert, M.; Steudtner, R.; Stumpf, T.; Huittinen, N. M.

Plant cell (Brassica napus) response on europium(III) and uranium(VI) exposure

Moll, H.; Sachs, S.; Geipel, G.

Uranium(VI) Complexes of Glutathione Disulfide Forming in Aqueous Solution

Kretzschmar, J.; Strobel, A.; Haubitz, T.; Drobot, B.; Steudtner, R.; Barkleit, A.; Brendler, V.; Stumpf, T.


Human exposure to uranium in South African gold mining areas using barber-based hair sampling

Winde, F.; Geipel, G.; Espina, C.; Schüz, J.

How do actinyls interact with hyperphosphorylated yolk protein Phosvitin ?

Kumar, S.; Creff, G.; Hennig, C.; Rossberg, A.; Steudtner, R.; Raff, J.; Vidaud, C.; Oberhaensli, F. R.; Bottein, Y.; Den Auwer, C.

The year-long development of microorganisms in uncompacted Bavarian bentonite slurries at 30 °C and 60 °C

Matschiavelli, N.; Kluge, S.; Podlech, C.; Standhaft, D.; Grathoff, G.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Warr, L.; Chukharkina, A.; Arnold, T.; Cherkouk, A.

Chromatopanning for the identification of gallium binding peptides

Schönberger, N.; Braun, R.; Matys, S.; Lederer, F. L.; Lehmann, F.; Flemming, K.; Pollmann, K.

Thermodynamic and structural studies on the Ln(III)/An(III) malate complexation

Taube, F.; Drobot, B.; Roßberg, A.; Foerstendorf, H.; Acker, M.; Patzschke, M.; Trumm, M.; Taut, S.; Stumpf, T.

Association of Eu(III) and Cm(III) onto an extremely halophilic archaeon

Bader, M.; Moll, H.; Steudtner, R.; Lösch, H.; Drobot, B.; Stumpf, T.; Cherkouk, A.

Microbial diversity in an arid, naturally saline environment

Bachran, M.; Kluge, S.; Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Cherkouk, A.

Synthesis, 18F-labelling and radiopharmacological characterisation of the C-terminal 30mer of Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin as a potential claudin-targeting peptide

Löser, R.; Bader, M.; Kuchar, M.; Wodtke, R.; Lenk, J.; Wodtke, J.; Kuhne, K.; Bergmann, R.; Haase-Kohn, C.; Urbanová, M.; Steinbach, J.; Pietzsch, J.

Reversible pH-dependent curium(III) biosorption by the bentonite yeast isolate Rhodotorula mucilaginosa BII-R8

Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Moll, H.; Merroun, M. L.

Cm3+/ Eu3+ Induced Structural, Mechanistic and Functional Implications for Calmodulin

Drobot, B.; Schmidt, M.; Mochizuki, Y.; Abe, T.; Okuwaki, K.; Brulfert, F.; Falke, S.; Samsonov, S.; Komeiji, Y.; Betzel, C.; Stumpf, T.; Raff, J.; Tsushima, S.

S-layer protein-AuNP systems for the colorimetric detection of metal and metalloid ions in water

Jung, J.; Lakatos, M.; Bengs, S.; Matys, S.; Raff, J.; Blüher, A.; Cuniberti, G.


Depth and Dissolved Organic Carbon Shape Microbial Communities in Surface Influenced but Not Ancient Saline Terrestrial Aquifers

Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Åström, M.; Bertilsson, S.; Dopson, M.

Microbial Community and Metabolic Activity in Thiocyanate Degrading Low Temperature Microbial Fuel Cells

Ni, G.; Canizales, S.; Broman, E.; Simone, D.; Palwai, V. R.; Lundin, D.; Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Sleutels, T.; Dopson, M.

Metatranscriptomes Reveal That All Three Domains of Life Are Active but Are Dominated by Bacteria in the Fennoscandian Crystalline Granitic Continental Deep Biosphere

Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Simone, D.; Wu, X.; Soler, L.; Nilsson, E.; Holmfeldt, K.; Lantz, H.; Bertilsson, S.; Dopson, M.

Investigation of viable taxa in the deep terrestrial biosphere suggests high rates of nutrient recycling

Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Broman, E.; Turner, S.; Wu, X.; Bertilsson, S.; Dopson, M.

Impact of Haloarchaea on speciation of uranium – a multi-spectroscopic approach

Bader, M.; Rossberg, A.; Steudtner, R.; Drobot, B.; Großmann, K.; Schmidt, M.; Musat, N.; Stumpf, T.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Cherkouk, A.

Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of UO22+ and [UO2Cl]+

Haubitz, T.; Tsushima, S.; Steudtner, R.; Drobot, B.; Geipel, G.; Stumpf, T.; Kumke, M. U.

Effect of U(VI) aqueous speciation on the binding of uranium by the cell surface of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, a natural yeast isolate from bentonites

Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Romero-Gonzalez, M.; Günther, A.; Solari, P. L.; Merroun, M. L.

Metabolism-dependent bioaccumulation of uranium by Rhodosporidium toruloides isolated from the flooding water of a former uranium mine

Gerber, U.; Hübner, R.; Rossberg, A.; Krawczyk-Bärsch, E.; Merroun, M. L.

Removal and recovery of uranium by waste digested activated sludge in fed-batch stirred tank reactor

Jain, R.; Peräniemi, S.; Jordan, N.; Vogel, M.; Weiss, S.; Foerstendorf, H.; Lakaniemi, A. M.

Bio-recycling of metals: Recycling of technical products using biological applications

Pollmann, K.; Kutschke, S.; Matys, S.; Raff, J.; Hlawacek, G.; Lederer, F. L.

Multidisciplinary characterization of U(VI) sequestration by Acidovorax facilis for bioremediation purposes

Krawczyk-Bärsch, E.; Gerber, U.; Müller, K.; Moll, H.; Rossberg, A.; Steudtner, R.; Merroun, M.

Comparative analysis of uranium bioassociation with halophilic bacteria and archaea

Bader, M.; Müller, K.; Foerstendorf, H.; Schmidt, M.; Simmons, K.; Swanson, J. S.; Reed, D. T.; Stumpf, T.; Cherkouk, A.

Biotransformation and detoxification of selenite by microbial biogenesis of selenium-sulfur nanoparticles

Vogel, M.; Fischer, S.; Maffert, A.; Hübner, R.; Scheinost, A.; Franzen, C.; Steudtner, R.


Calorimetrically determined U(VI) toxicity in Brassica napus correlates with oxidoreductase activity and U(VI) speciation

Sachs, S.; Geipel, G.; Bok, F.; Oertel, J.; Fahmy, K.

Phage display – a new tool for the recovery of valuable metals from primary and secondary resources

Matys, S.; Lederer, F.; Schönberger, N.; Braun, R.; Lehmann, F.; Flemming, K.; Bachmann, S.; Curtis, S.; Macgillivray, R.; Pollmann, K.

  • Open Access Logo Solid State Phenomena 262(2017), 443-446
    DOI: 10.4028/
  • Lecture (Conference)
    22. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, 24.-27.09.2017, Freiberg, Deutschland

Use of specific metal binding of self-assembling S-layer proteins for metal bioremediation and recycling

Vogel, M.; Matys, S.; Lehmann, F.; Drobot, B.; Günther, T.; Pollmann, K.; Raff, J.

  • Poster
    22. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, 24.-27.09.2017, Freiberg, Deutschland
  • Contribution to proceedings
    22. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, 24.-27.09.2017, Freiberg, Deutschland
  • Open Access Logo Solid State Phenomena 262(2017), 389-393
    DOI: 10.4028/

The occurrences of Ca2UO2(CO3)3 in Fe(II) containing deep groundwater at Forsmark, eastern Sweden.

Tullborg, E.-L.; Suksi, J.; Geipel, G.; Krall, L.; Auqué, L.; Gimeno, M.; Puigdomenech, I.

Plutonium interaction studies with the Mont Terri Opalinus Clay isolate Sporomusa sp. MT-2.99: changes in the plutonium speciation by solvent extractions.

Moll, H.; Cherkouk, A.; Bok, F.; Bernhard, G.

Multistage bioassociation of uranium onto an extremely halophilic archaeon revealed by a unique combination of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques

Bader, M.; Müller, K.; Foerstendorf, H.; Drobot, B.; Schmidt, M.; Musat, N.; Swanson, J. S.; Reed, T. D.; Stumpf, T.; Cherkouk, A.

Leaching of Rare Earth Elements from fluorescent powder using the tea fungus Kombucha

Hopfe, S.; Flemming, K.; Lehmann, F.; Möckel, R.; Kutschke, S.; Pollmann, K.

Analysis of self‑assembly of S‑layer protein slp‑B53 from Lysinibacillus sphaericus

Liu, J.; Falke, S.; Drobot, B.; Oberthuer, D.; Kikhney, A.; Guenther, T.; Fahmy, K.; Svergun, D.; Betzel, C.; Raff, J.


Dr. Johannes Raff

Head Biogeochemistry
Phone: +49 351 260 2951