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University Education: 1987-1993, Biotechnology (Diploma), Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.
Dissertation: 1993-1996, Disseration German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering Division, Braunschweig, Germany.
Habiliation: 2006, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.
1993-1996: Research Assistant, German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering Division, Braunschweig, Germany.
1997-1998: Post-doc at Department of Applied Chemistry &
Within the e:Bio - Innovationswettbewerb Systembiologie (Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)), the SulfoSYSBIOTECH consortium (10 partners), aim to unravel the complexity and regulation of the carbon metabolic network of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus (optimal growth at 80°C and pH 3) in order to provide new catalysts ‘extremozymes’ for utilization in White Biotechnology.
Based on the available S. solfataricus genome scale metabolic model (Ulas et al., 2012)
Systems analysis of process-induced stresses: towards a quantum increase in process performance of Pseudomonas putida as the cell factory of choice for white biotechnology.
The specific goal of this project is to exploit the full biotechnological efficacy of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 by developing new optimization strategies that increase its performance through a systems biology understanding of key metabolic and regulatory parameters that control callular responses to key stresses generated
Modelling carbon core metabolism in Bacillus subtilis – Exploring the contribution of protein complexes in core carbon and nitrogen metabolism.
Bacillus subtilis is a prime model organism for systems biology approaches because it is one of the most advanced models for functional genomics. Furthermore, comprehensive information on cell and molecular biology, physiology and genetics is available and the European Bacillus community (BACELL) has a well-established reputation for applying