May 07, 2018
Collaborative Research Project "CLIB-Competence Center Biotechnology" coordinated by Volker F. Wendisch.
March 13-14, 2018
Congratulation to Poster Prize on IBF2018 Melanie Mindt won a Poster Prize for presenting her scientific progress on "Access to N-methylated amino acids by fermentation" at the International Biotechnology Forum 2018 in Munich.
October 18, 2017
Vice world champion with cosmetic ingredients from renewable resources - Team Bicomer from Bielefeld made the second place together with the Dutch team at the 'Global Biobased Business' G-BIB Competition in Campos do Jordao, Brazil (more).
see more: Lokalzeit OWL (17.11.2017)


The Wendisch lab started in 1999 at the Institute of Biotechnology, Research Center Juelich performing Genome-wide expression analysis using DNA microarrays. From 2005-2009 Volker F. Wendisch was Professor for Metabolic Engineering at the Institute of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Westfalian Wilhelms University Münster.  In October 2009 the Wendisch Lab moved from Münster University to Bielefeld on the new Chair of Genetics of Prokaryotes. The Chair of Genetics was previously held from 1979-2009 by Prof. Alfred Pühler. The Wendisch lab is a member of the Faculty of Biology and of the CeBiTec at Bielefeld University. Volker F. Wendisch is member of the board of CeBiTec and the board of CLIB2021. Since October 2016, Volker F. Wendisch is Dean of its Faculty of Biology. Volker F. Wendisch coordinated the BMBF collaborative research network "Genome reduction" from 2011-2014, was vice president of the CLIB2021 graduate cluster  from 2013-2016 and is coordinating the collaborative research network "CLIB Competence Center Biotechnology" since 2018.


We perform research in the field of molecular genetics and applied microbiology with a focus on

  • Characterization of global gene regulation and metabolic pathways
  • Systems Biology on Escherichia coli and Corynebacterium glutamicum as model organisms
  • White Biotechnology with emphasis on rational strain development for the production of industrially relevant chemicals