Our team is involved in national and international cooperation:


We are working in national cluster projects funded by BMBF in different fields of industrial biotechnology e.g. in the recently completed Genomik and Genomik Plus networks.

Partners from academia include

 and from industry


Moreover, we are a member in the CLIB2021 consortium and participated in the ValPan Project funded by the EU in the Fifth Framework Programme.



PROMYSE: Products from methanol by synthetic cell factories, a project funded by the EU (FP7).


EuroSYNBIO: A Synthetic Biology Approach for Engineering of Bacterial Methylotrophy (SynMet), a project funded by ESF.



  BioProChemBB: Bio-based production of chemical building blocks: Corynebacterium glutamicum as a platform for new and efficient bioprocesses, a project funded by ERA-IB.



DNA microarray analysis and management of Canola rhizosphere bacterial populations

Partner: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brasil


Construction and analysis of recombinant pentose-utilizing Corynebacterium glutamicum strains for amino acid production from hemicellulose-containig agro-waste materials

Partner: National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), India