Institutions: UNIBI: Bielefeld Universityorcid.org/0000-0002-6100-9135
Institutions: UNIBI: Bielefeld Universityorcid.org/0000-0003-3473-0012
Prof. Dr. Volker F. Wendisch is Chair of Genetics of Prokaryotes at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University. Since 2010 he is member of the board of Center for Biotechnology CeBiTec and since 2014 member of the senate of Bielefeld University. He studied biology in Köln University. After having completed his PhD at the Research Center Jülich in 1997, He worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. From 2006-2009 he was Professor for Metabolic Engineering
Our world is changing fast! Key global trends are rapid urbanisation, growing and ageing populations, and increased prosperity. This results in depletion of natural and petrochemical resources and climate change, which affects the quality of the environment and people's lives. Therefore, developing a bio-based economy is key to sustain our planet in the long term. Raw materials will have to be recruited from renewable sources.
Industrial biotechnology is potentially a very powerful technology in