Matthias Noll

Matthias Noll
University of Applied Sciences Coburg · Institute of Bioanalysis

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Introduction
Matthias Noll currently works at the Institute for Bioanalysis, University of Applied Sciences Coburg. Matthias does research in Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Molecular Microbiology. Research interest is linking biodiversity to ecosystem functions in microbial habitats of applied systems. Techniques are amplicon sequencing (bacterial, archaeal 16S rRNA gene, fungal ITS region) and isotopic fingerprinting of elements (EA-IRMS). Their current project is 'Microbial community structure and processes in biogas and sewage treatment plants' and many others. 2012 Professor at University of Applied Science Coburg 2014 Privatdozent at the University of Bayreuth
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April 2012 - present
University of Applied Sciences Coburg
Position
  • Professor (Full)
July 2010 - March 2012
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 2007 - June 2010
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (175)
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Currently, lichen surveys are generally based on the examination of fruiting bodies. Lichens in the mycelial stage, in spores, or awaiting conditions for fruiting body formation are usually overlooked, even though they are important for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functions. This study aimed to explore the lichenized fungal community com...
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The interactions of microalgae and their associated microbiomes have come to the fore of applied phycological research in recent years. However, the functional mechanisms of microalgal interactions remain largely unknown. Here, we examine functional protein patterns of the microalgae Scenedesmus vacuolatus and its associated bacterial community dur...
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The incomplete degradation of bio-based and biodegradable plastics (BBPs) in soils causes multiple threats to soil quality, human health, and food security. Plastic residuals can interact with soil microbial communities. We aimed to link the structure and enzyme-mediated functional traits of a microbial community composition that were present durin...
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Even though it is widely acknowledged that litter decomposition can be impacted by climate change, the functional roles of microbes involved in the decomposition and their answer to climate change are less understood. This study used a field experimental facility settled in Central Germany to analyze the effects of ambient vs. future climate that i...
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Microbial community members are the primary microbial colonizers and active decomposers of deadwood. This study placed sterilized standardized beech and spruce sapwood specimens on the forest ground of 8 beech-and 8 spruce-dominated forest sites. After 370 days, specimens were assessed for mass loss, nitrogen (N) content and 15 N isotopic signature...
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Deadwood is an extremely nitrogen (N) poor plant litter whose decomposition may rely on external N sources. Biological N 2 fixation (BNF) by free-living diazotrophs, encoded with the nifH gene, is a potential pathway of N acquisition in deadwood. Still, the control of this process by tree species specific traits is hardly known. Here, we examined (...
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Deadwood is an important component of the global carbon cycle, and its decomposition releases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into the atmosphere. However, the main drivers of these greenhouse gas emissions from deadwood are not well understood. We investigated drivers that govern the CO2 and CH4 emission rates of 793 deadwood specimens from...
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Bio-based and biodegradable plastics such as mulching films are widely used in agricultural field sites. However, there are limited studies of their impact on plant development and health even though an important soil-borne plant pathogen F . solani has been reported to associate with various types of bio-based and biodegradable plastics, especiall...
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Cyanobacteria are a promising source for the sustainable production of biodegradable bioplastics such as poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB). The auto-phototrophic biomass formation is based on light and CO2, which is an advantage compared to heterotrophic PHB-producing systems. So far, only a handful of cyanobacterial species suitable for the high-yield...
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Recently, a new annotation tool "FungalTraits" was created based on the previous FUNGuild and Fun Fun databases, which has attracted high attention in the scientific community. These databases were widely used to gain more information from fungal sequencing datasets by assigning fungal functional traits. More than 1500 publications so far employed...
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We discovered a biological mechanism supporting microbial degradation of bio-based poly (butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA) plastic in soils under ambient and future climates. Here, we show that nitrogen-fixing bacteria facilitate the...
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Fluorescence spectroscopy offers a cheap, simple, and fast approach to monitor poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) formation, a biodegradable polymer belonging to the biodegradable polyester class polyhydroxyalkanoates. In the present study, a fluorescence and side scatter-based spectroscopic setup was developed to monitor in situ biomass, and PHB format...
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Background: Bio-based and biodegradable plastics are considered as plastics of the future owing to their ability to decompose under various environmental conditions. However, their effects on the soil microbiome are poorly characterised. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of an important bio-based and biodegradable plastic, polybuty...
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Biocides are used in building materials to protect the building against microbial colonization and biodeterioration. However, these biocides are introduced by gradual leaching into soils in proximity of the buildings. This review discusses the aspects and characteristics of biocides from building materials in terms of (i) in-situ leaching and simul...
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Citation: Nißl, L.; Westhaeuser, F.; Noll, M. Antimycotic Effects of 11 Essential Oil Components and Their Combinations on 13 Food Spoilage Yeasts and Molds. J. Fungi 2021, 7, 872. Abstract: Food safety is important to reduce food spoilage microorganisms and foodborne pathogens. However, food safety is challenging, as customers' demand for natural...
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In recent years microalgae products have developed increasing market demand, but sustainable industrial production is still challenged by biological stability of large-scale production plants. Yet the relationships between algal hosts, associated microbiomes, and contaminants in photobioreactors remains widely understudied. The aim of this study wa...
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The distribution of human Lyme borreliosis (LB) is assumed random in Germany, indicating that the human pathogenic species of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex (Bb) are similarly distributed as part of the tick microbiome. The aim of this study was to differentiate if the presence of Bb occurs with a defined tick microbiome composition. F...
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Little is known about microbial communities of aquatic plants despite their crucial ecosystem function in aquatic ecosystems. Here, we analyzed the microbiota of an aquatic rheophyte, Hanseniella heterophylla, growing at three areas differing in their degree of anthropogenic disturbance in Thailand employing a metabarcoding approach. Our results sh...
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Even though it is widely acknowledged that litter decomposition can be impacted by climate change, the functional roles of microbes involved in the decomposition and their answer to climate change are less understood. This study used a field experimental facility settled in Central Germany to analyze the effects of ambient vs. future climate that i...
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Biocides are frequently applied as disinfectants in animal husbandry to prevent the transmission of drug-resistant bacteria and to control zoonotic diseases. Concerns have been raised, that their use may contribute to the selection and persistence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Especially, extended-spectrum β-lactamase- and AmpC β-lactamase-p...
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Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are synthesized as intracellular carbon and energy storage compounds by many bacteria and are accumulated as granules in the cytoplasm of cells. Quantification of enriched PHA is of great importance for industrial production processes. Fluorescence measurements are particularly suitable for rapid determination of PHA dur...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Die Bedeutung des epidermalen Mikrobioms bei der Pathogenese der atopischen Dermatitis (AD) rückt verstärkt in den Fokus aktueller Forschung. Ziel der Arbeit Die Wirkung eines probiotischen Badezusatzes auf die klinische Symptomatik und das epidermale Mikrobiom von Patienten mit AD wurde untersucht. Material und Metho...
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The fight against food waste benefits from novel agents inhibiting spoilage. The present study investigated the preservative potential of the antimicrobial peptides Leg1 (RIKTVTSFDLPALRFLKL) and Leg2 (RIKTVTSFDLPALRWLKL) recently identified in chickpea legumin hydrolysates. Checkerboard assays revealed strong additive antimicrobial effects of Leg1/...
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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a widespread chronic inflammatory dermatologic disorder. This randomized, double-blind study aims to evaluate the effect of synbiotic baths with a defined mixture of six viable lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and prebiotics, without bacteria and prebiotics and placebo baths without prebiotics and bacteria to treat AD patients o...
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Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are synthesized as intracellular carbon and energy storage compounds by many bacteria and are accumulated as granules in the cytoplasm of cells. Quantification of enriched PHA is of great importance for industrial production processes. Fluorescence measurements are particularly suitable for rapid determination of PHA dur...
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The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) is a central issue in soil and microbial ecology. To date, most belowground BEF studies focus on the diversity of microbes analyzed by barcoding on total DNA, which targets both active and inactive microbes. This approach creates a bias as it mixes the part of the microbiome curr...
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The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) is a central issue in soil and microbial ecology. To date, most belowground BEF studies focus on the diversity of microbes analyzed by barcoding on total DNA, which targets both active and inactive microbes. This approach creates a bias as it mixes the part of the microbiome curr...
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Environmental fluctuations are a common occurrence in an ecosystem, which have an impact on organismic diversity and associated ecosystem services. The aim of this study was to investigate how a natural and a species richness-reduced wood decaying community diversity were capable of decomposing Fagus sylvatica dead wood under a constant and a fluct...
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Various microbial pathogens have been found in ticks such as Ixodes ricinus. However, most studies assessed tick microbiomes without prior decontamination of the tick surface, which may alter the results and mislead conclusions regarding the composition of the tick-borne microbiome. The aim of this study was to test four different decontamination m...
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When weight loss attempts fail, people sometimes turn to surgery. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a last-resort treatment that alters gut architecture to cause substantial and sustained weight loss. The surgery alters the intestinal microbiota in the patient, which affects nutrient absorption. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to separate the effects...
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We investigated the suitability of a newly developed biocide susceptibility test system based on microtiter plates containing vacuum dried biocides as a fast and reliable screening method. The evaluated substances included the cationic biocides benzalkonium chloride (BAC), chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (CHX), cetylpyridinium chloride, didecyldimeth...
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The destruction of microalgae cultures in industrial production plants caused by biological contaminations represents a serious obstacle for the commercial use of algal biomass. Especially fungal infections with intracellular zoosporic parasites like Aphelida (Ophistosporidia) can lead to massive algae biomass loss. While contamination management i...
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Background: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is a last-resort treatment to induce substantial and sustained weight loss in cases of severe obesity. This anatomical rearrangement affects the intestinal microbiota, but so far, little information is available on how it interferes with microbial functionality and microbial-host interactions ind...
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Wood-decomposition in terrestrial ecosystems is a very important process with huge ecologic consequences. This decomposition process is a combination of biological respiration, leaching and fragmentation, mainly triggered by organismic activities. In order to gain a deeper insight into these microbial communities and their role in deadwood decay, w...
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The objective of our study was to investigate the effects of benzalkonium chloride (BC) adaptation of L. monocytogenes on the susceptibility to antimicrobial agents and on the viable but non culturable (VBNC) state of the bacterial cells. We adapted L. monocytogenes SLCC2540 to BC by applying BC below minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) to above...
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Mangrove forest trees play important ecological functions at the interface between terrestrial and marine ecosystems. However, despite playing crucial roles in plant health and productivity, there is little information on microbiomes of the tree species in mangrove ecosystems. Thus, in this study we aimed to characterize the microbiome in soil (rhi...
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Die Zerstörung von Mikroalgenkulturen in großtechnischen Anlagen durch biologische Kontaminanten stellt ein allgegenwärtiges Problem mit hohen finanziellen Auswirkungen für die industrielle Nutzung von Algenbiomasse dar. Dennoch wird dieser Aspekt der Mikroalgenkultivierung in der Forschung kaum beachtet. Im Rahmen des Vortrages werden Ergebnisse...
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naerobic degradation (AD) of heterogeneous agricultural substrates is a complex process involving a diverse microbial community. While microbial community composition of a variety of biogas plants (Bps) is well described, little is known about metabolic processes and microbial interaction patterns. Here, we analyzed 16 large-scale BPs using metapro...
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Foodborne pathogens such as L. monocytogenes can persist in food production environments for a long time, causing perennial outbreaks. Hence, bacterial pathogens are able to survive cleaning and disinfection procedures. Accordingly, they may be repeatedly exposed to sublethal concentrations of disinfectants, which might result in bacterial adaptati...
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Travel and migration are the major drivers of human brucellosis in Western Europe. The infection is usually transmitted through the consumption of unpasteurized milk or dairy products in or from endemic regions. Although eradicated from livestock in Germany and most Member States of the European Union, considerable numbers of domestic human brucell...
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The lantibiotic nisin is used as a food additive to effectively inactivate a broad spectrum of Gram-positive bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes. In total, 282 L. monocytogenes field isolates from German ready-to-eat food products, food-processing environments and patient samples and 39 Listeria reference strains were evaluated for their suscep...
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Copper-based preservatives are used for wood protection, which leads to an enrichment of copper tolerant microbial communities in respective soil environments. In this study impregnated pine wood specimens (2 × 2 × 36 cm) were half buried in two field sites with (North Germany, NG) and without (Central Germany, CG) a long preservative history and i...
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Nisin is frequently added as food additive to soft cheese to increase food safety against foodborne pathogens like Listeria monocytogenes. The goal of this study was the extension of the antimicrobial activity of nisin in sour curd cheese (SCC) by self-releasing adsorbed nisin from Neusilin UFL2 over production-based pH shift. First, the antimicrob...
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Copper-based fungicides are routinely used for wood and plant protection, which can lead to an enrichment of copper-tolerant microbial communities in soil. To investigate the effect of such wood preservatives on the soil fungal and bacterial community compositions, five different vineyard and fruit-growing soil environments were evaluated using inc...
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This article contains data of bacterial and archaeal community compositions and process parameters of 16 biogas (BPs) and ten sewage treatment plants (STPs). Nucleic acids of BPs were extracted using a CTAB-based method while a phenol-chloroform-based method was applied for STPs. Amplicon sequencing data of the 16S rRNA gene was achieved by MiSeq-t...
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The industrial production of microalgae biomass is frequently challenged by biotic contaminations like aphelids resulting in severe financial losses. While contamination management is mainly based on fungicides, an alternative approach to circumvent infections is the support of indigenous microbial communities of microalgae cultures. The aim of thi...
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Biogas production in biogas plants (BPs) and sewage treatment plants (STPs) of industrial and municipal waste, respectively, is principally based on the same metabolic processes. Process parameters, bacterial and archaeal community composition of 16 BPs and 10 STPs with large-scale biogas production were analyzed by 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencin...
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Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility of 259 Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from food and food-processing environments and patient samples in Germany to 14 antibiotics widely used in veterinary and human medicine. L. monocytogenes strains were isolated mainly from milk and milk products and classified...
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In industry biofilms are a costly problem causing biocorrosion, plugged filter systems or an increased friction resistance of the surface. Implementation of countermeasures at the right time is difficult because a non-invasive warning system for biofilm formation is not available. Lamb waves have been proven to be highly sensitive torwards coatings...
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Biofilms are complex communities of microorganisms embedded in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances. Biofilm formation occurs on a variety on substrates and endangers production processes in many industrial branches like food industry. Conventional ultrasound is known as an environmentally friendly and cheap method for inhibition of biofi...
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Sulphonates are often the major form of sulphur in soils where sulphate usually represents less than 5% of the total sulphur. The use of sulphonates as a S source is limited to a functional bacterial guild. However, fungi may assist bacteria in sulphonate desulphurization. In this study, grassland turfs were watered periodically with a modified Hoa...
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Methanogenic microbial communities in soil and sediment function only when the environment is inundated and anoxic. In contrast to submerged soils, desiccation of lake sediments happens only rarely. However, some predictions suggest that extreme events of drying will become more common in the Amazon region, and this will promote an increase in sedi...
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In light of the broad spectrum of products containing nanosilver, the harmfulness of nanosilver to human health and the environment was intensively discussed at a conference held in February 2012 at the BfR. The conference agenda covered the aspects of analytics of nanosilver materials, human exposure and toxicology as well as effects on microorgan...
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The white-rot fungus Hypholoma fasciculare coexists with a bacterial community that uses low-molecular weight carbon sources provided by fungal, extracellular enzyme activities. Since fungal development on wood is limited by the availability of nitrogen (N), bacteria could contribute to the N supply. To prove or disapprove an interaction in terms o...
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Numerous studies demonstrate the practical use of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and micro-IR spectroscopy for the classification of bacteria. In this presentation, examples for the discrimination of fungal strains by FTIR spectroscopy of mycelium will be given (Naumann 2009). Fungal cultures were grown in pure culture on solid medium. The huge...
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The role of soil methylotrophs in methanol exchange with the atmosphere has been widely overlooked. Methanol can be derived from plant polymers and be consumed by soil microbial communities. In the current study, methanol-utilizing methylotrophs of 14 aerated soils were examined to resolve their comparative diversities and capacities to utilize amb...
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Biofilms develop successively on devices of milk production without sufficient cleaning and originate from the microbial community of raw milk. The established biofilm matrices enable incorporation of pathogens like Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause a continuous contamination of food processing plants. L. monocytogenes is frequently found in...
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Material performance testing of wood-plastic composites (WPC) requires adequate and time-efficient evaluation of the resistance against fungal colonisation and decay. This study investigates the effects of weathering on WPCs and subsequent material degradation by fungi. Weathering using UV radiation, water spray and repeated frost incidents caused...
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Flame retarded wood-plastic composites (WPCs) should allow safe application in areas of fire risk. Halogen-free flame retardants can contain high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus or sulphur, which may serve as nutrition source for wood degrading fungi and accelerate wood decay. Therefore, the material resistance of WPCs with each of four flame retar...
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The demand of renewable energy sources, i.e. biomass, is steadily increasing worldwide to reduce the need of fossil energy sources. Biomass such as energy crops, woody species, forestry and agricultural residues are the most common renewable energy sources. Due to uneven demand for wood fuel, the material is mostly stored outdoors in chip piles or...
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The white-rot fungus Hypholoma fasciculare coexists with a bacterial community that uses low-molecular weight carbon sources provided by fungal, extracellular enzyme activities. Since fungal development on wood is limited by the availability of nitrogen (N), bacteria could contribute to the N supply. To prove or disapprove an interaction in terms o...