Institut für Systembiotechnologie

Prof. Dr. Christoph Wittmann

Institute for Systems Biotechnology
Saarland University
Campus A1.5, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Phone: +49(0)681 302 71971
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Personal data


Date of Birth: 03/03/1967
Place of birth: Erlangen
Nationality: German
Family status: Married, three children



1993 Diploma in Biotechnology, Braunschweig University of Technology (with distinction)
1997 Dr. rer. nat., Braunschweig University of Technology (summa cum laudae)
2006 Dr. rer. nat. hab., venia legendi in Biotechnology, Saarland University

Scientific Career


1987-1993 Studies in Biotechnology, Braunschweig University of Technology
1993-1996 PhD, Research Centre for Biotechnology (Prof. WD Deckwer), Braunschweig
1997-1998 Postdoc, University of Helsinki (Prof. M. Salkinoja-Salonen), Finland
1998-2006 Research assistant "Systems Biotechnology", Institute for Biochemical Engineering, Saarland University (Prof. E. Heinzle)
in 2006 Professorship offer in Biotechnology (W2), Münster University
2007-2008 W2 Professorship of Biotechnology, Münster University
in 2007 Professorship offers in Systems Biology (Stuttgart University) and Biotechnology (Braunschweig University of Technology)
2008-2013 W3 Professorship of Biochemical Engineering, Braunschweig University of Technology
2009-2013 Managing Director of the Institute of Biochemical Engineering, Braunschweig University of Technology
2009-2012 Deputy Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 578 "From Gene to Product"
in 2011 Visiting Professor at the Université de Toulouse Rangueil, France
in 2012 Professorship offer in Systems Biotechnology (W3), Saarland University
since 2013 W3 professorship in Systems Biotechnology, Saarland University




in 1997 PhD Award, German Research Centre of Biotechnology
in 2003 Young Scientist Award, European Federation of Biotechnology

Research interests:

Systems Biotechnology and Synthetic Biotechnology (fluxomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, In-silico Pathway Analysis), Metabolic Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology Medical Systems Biology


Publication activity:

190 publications (peer-reviewed, h-index 53), 15 book chapters, 5 edited books, 25 international patents and patent applications