January 30, 2020
Congratulations! Dr. Kareen Veldmann defended her PhD thesis on the "Fermentative production of chlorinated and brominated L-tryptophan by metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum".
Congratulations: Arthur Burgardt was awarded the Preis der Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie for his MSc studies and his thesis project "Metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum for the production of Coenzyme Q10", a collaboration with Prof. Jin-Ho Lee (Kyungsung University Busan) funded by German BMBF and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).
Congratulations! Dr. Melanie Mindt defended her PhD thesis on the "Access to N-alkylated amino acids by metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum and Pseudomonas putida".
Congratulations! Dr. Guido Hennig defended his PhD thesis on the "Metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum towards methanol-dependent growth".
Nadja A. Henke and Bicomer receive Inventor Award
Inventors Dr. Nadja A. Henke, Dr. Petra Peters-Wendisch and Prof. Dr. Volker F. Wendisch have been awarded the Jörg Schwarzbich Inventor Award for their patent on coproduction of carotenoids and amino acids. The Prize has been awarded for the first time. The production concept allows for the simultaneous access to two valuable compounds with relevance for the feed industry: lysine and astaxanthin. Bicomer seeks to apply this technology for the sustainable production of lysine and astaxanthin.
Congratulations! Dr. Petra Peters-Wendisch was awarded the Best Teaching Award 2019 by the Student Council of the Biology Department.
Congratulations! Volker Wendisch received the "Distinguished Scientist Award of the International Bioprocessing Association (IBA-IFIBiop). The prize was awarded May 2nd, 2019, during the opening ceremony of 8th IBA-IFIBiop-Conference, held in Miri, Sarawak (Malaysia).
Lenny Ferrer from the #INDIE team guided 10 pupils (9th grade) from the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium (Bünde) through the laboratories of the Wendisch group. The pupils learned about work as a scientist in a biotechnology lab and about the concept of sustainable indole bioproduction.
Kerstin Schultenkämper won the best poster award at the conference "BACELL 2019" held Apr 09-10, 2019, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Kerstin presented "Establishment and application of CRISPR interference to affect sporulation, hydrogen peroxide detoxification and mannitol catabolism in the methylotrophic thermophile Bacillus methanolicus" as part of the ERA-CoBioTech project C1Pro.
Collaborative Research Project "CLIB-Competence Center Biotechnology" coordinated by Volker F. Wendisch.
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 by Prof. Alfred Pühler from 1979-2009. 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 was Vice-Dean and Dean of the 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. He is c 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