Metabolic engineer fascinated by the design and construction of the next-generation microbial cell factories for the efficient bio-manufacture of chemicals.
In addition to my personal research projects, one of my tasks in the group is to organize periodic meetings in which we update those research projects that are more intrinsically rooted in metabolic engineering approaches (Metabolic engineering task force). These meetings also serve to identify potential collaborations within the group and new areas of shared interest. I am also in charge of other (less exciting but necessary) laboratory tasks, e.g. keeping the supply of molecular biology reagents under control.