Head of the Surface Waters - Research and Management department and the Microbial Ecology research group.
Dissemination and evolution of antimicrobial resistance in the aquatic environment.
Microbial nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur cycling.
Structure - function relationships in microbial communities.
Linking gene expression to biochemical processes in environmental microbial communities.
Microbial interaction with ecosystem processes on various scales.
Recent research grants
2018 Fate of antibiotic resistance in post-ozonation biofilter treatment. H. Bürgmann. FOEN contract # 00.519.PZ/R114-1489 (64 kCHF)
2016 Swiss River Resistome. H. Bürgmann. National Research Program NFP72 “Antimicrobial Resistance” project (479 kCHF)
2016 Advanced understanding of autotrophic nitrogen removal and associated N2O emissions in mixed nitritation-anammox systems through combined stable ISOtopic and MOLecular constraints (ISOMOL). M. Lehmann (U. Basel), H. Bürgmann, A. Joss, J. Mohn. Swiss National Science Foundation SINERGIA grant (1.484 kCHF)
2016 The regulation of nitrogen turnover in lakes. B. Müller, H. Bürgmann. Swiss National Science Foundation grant (450 kCHF)
2015 Antimicrobial resistance in Swiss drinking water sources and drinking water. SVGW / FOWA: Forschungs, Enwicklungs- und Förderungsfonds der Schweizer Wasserversorgungsbranche. H. Bürgmann (30 kCHF)
2015 Understanding resistance gene flow during passage of wastewater treatment (RESIST-Flow). H. Bürgmann, A. Johnson, C. McArdell. Eawag Discretionary Funds project (176 kCHF)
2015 Understanding the diversity of aerobic methane oxidizing bacteria in lacustrine oxyclines using community ecology and trait-based modeling (MOBtrait). H. Bürgmann, A. Brandt (460 kCHF)