Impact of herbal medicinal products, dietary supplements, and plant constituents on human microbiome and health; metabolism of plant constituents by the human microbiome and its relevance for the formation of pharmacologically relevant compounds; expertise in pharmacognosy, phytochemistry of secondary metabolites, natural product analysis, pharmacology, and plant metabolomics.
Schmidt, R.; Köberl, M.; Amr, M.; Ramadan, E.M.; Monschein, M.; Bendix J.K.; Bauer, R.; Berg, G.: Effects of bacterial inoculants on the indigenous microbiome and secondary metabolites of chamomile plants, in: Microbiol. 5:64 (2014) doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00064
Guo, D.A.; Bauer, R.; Robinson, N.: The therapeutic value of natural products derived from Chinese medicine - a systems based perspective, in: European Journal of Integrative Medicine 6,6 (2014), 617 - 620.
Köberl, M.; Schmidt, R.; Ramadan, E.M.; Bauer, R.; Berg, G.: The microbiome of medicinal plants: diversity and importance for plantgrowth, quality, and health, in: Frontiers in Microbiology 4:400 (2013) doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00400