Dr. Jens O. Krömer
Since the very early days in my career, my main interest lays in the area of systems biotechnology and here in particular on metabolism. I’m currently mainly focussing on the development of cell factories for the production of fuels, chemicals and therapeutics, but I’m also involved in a range of fundamental projects for instance on the host microbe interaction inside a marine sponge. For me the term systems biotechnology means the application of modelling tools alongside of advanced analytical tools on the design and engineering of cells and the characterization of cell physiology under different conditions. In the group of Systems Biotechnology we apply this approach to heterotrophic systems for valorization of primary phototsynthetic products and on autotrophic systems for valorization of CO2 and sun light.