Prof. Dr. Christoph Wittmann

Professorship for Systems Biotechnology

Prof. Dr. Christoph Wittmann

The Wittmann research group focuses on the systems biology of industrially relevant microorganisms in order to develop tailor-made cell factories for sustainable bioproduction. In addition, the group is working on the systems biology of medically relevant microorganisms in order to explore new therapeutic options. 

The following research areas are of particular interest:

  • Systems Metabolic Engineering: production of amino acids as animal feed, platform chemicals, biopolymers, biopharmaceuticals and natural products
  • Material use of renewable raw materials: Bionylon from lignin residues, active ingredients from rapeseed oil
  • Systems biology analysis and modelling: mass spectrometry for metabolomics and fluxomics, in-silico pathway analysis
  • Industrial systems biology: Corynebacterium glutamicum, Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas putida, yeasts and plant cells
  • Medical Systems Biology: Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeroginosa

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Universität des Saarlandes
Campus, Geb. A1.5
66123 Saarbrücken


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Geb. A1.5, R. 2.05
Tel.: ++49/681/302-71970
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