Biochemie (Biochemical Engineering)
1949 Born in Götzis, Voralberg, Austria
Study of Technical Chemistry, branch Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the
Technical University of Graz.
Dissertation at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Technical University of
Graz (Prof. R.M. Lafferty).
“ Growth and synthesis of poly-b-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) in Alcaligenes eutrophus, extraction of the polymer and their mathematical modelling”. (Hons.)
1978-1985 Chemical Engineering Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich
1985-1987 Laboratory of Biotechnology and Biochemistry of the Joanneum Research Association in Graz, Austria.
1987-1997 Chemical Engineering Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich
1994 Habilitation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich.
1997 - Full Professor for Biochemical Engineering (Technische Biochemie) at the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2001 Founding member of the Center for Bioinformatics (Saarland University, Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Fraunhofer Institut for Biomedical Engineering, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
2003 Guest Professor Biotechnology Institute (University of Minnesotta, St. Paul) (Oct. – Dec)
2004 Guest Professor Agricultural Department (University of Kyoto, Kyoto) (Jan. - March)
Cell factories - Metabolic engineering
Microbial and mammalian cell cultures
Functional genomics using metabolome and fluxome analysis
Modelling and simulation of metabolic
Application of mass spectrometry in metabolic network analysis
Mass spectrometric analysis of biochemical kinetics
Proteome analysis for network characterization
Bioreactors for metabolic network characterization
Microbial production of amino acids and secondary metabolites