Research project: Metabolic Engineering on amino acid production in gram-positive bacteria, with focus on L-serine production with Corynebacterium glutamicum. This project was funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (http://www.dbu.de/projekt_13037/_db_1036.html).
01/1998-05/1999 - Post-doctoral fellow
in the lab of Sydney Kustu, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA (http://pmb.berkeley.edu).
Main research focus: Nitrogen regulation in gram-negative bacteria.
Main research focus: Metabolic engineering on central metabolism in gram-positive bacteria.
07/1996 - Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.)
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Doctoral examination in science/ title: Anaplerotic reactions in Corynebacterium glutamicum: Analysis of the importance of PEP carboxylase and pyruvate carboxylase in the central metabolism and for amino acid production.
01/1993-07/1996 - Ph.D. student in Microbiology
Institute of Biotechnology 1, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany. Studies were carried out with Hermann Sahm.
12/1992 - Degree in Biology (Dipl.-Biol.)
Graduation at the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; Experimental diploma thesis on: Analysis of Pyruvate Kinase from Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032.