Fresh published are the dissertations of Veronique Beckers, Jonathan Fabarius and Susanne Schwechheimer, who have carried out their PhD research work in our team. All of the doctoral projects were carried out jointly with industrial cooperation partners.
Veronique worked in a green biotechnology cooperation project with BASF Plant Science and Metanomics on innovative approaches to metabolic analysis in plants. Today Veronique works for BASF in Ludwigshafen and develops concepts in the field of digitization of research and development. Jonathan and BASF researched the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens from the rumen of the Holstein cow for its potential to produce biobased platform chemicals. He is now a postdoc at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen und Bioverfahrenstechnik, where he develops new production processes for white biotechnology. In collaboration with BASF, Susanne deciphered the hitherto largely unknown metabolism in the yeast Ashbya gossypii for the industrial biosynthesis of vitamin B2. Susanne continues to work with us. She leads our research in the EU project iFermenter, which we conduct together with seven European partners to develop sustainable fermentation processes for high-priced antimicrobials.
We would like to congratulate all three doctoral students – after having already passed the exam – to publish their work. The three thesis books – Volumes 3, 6 and 7 of the iSBio series – are available in bookstores and online.