Prof. Dr. Jan Marienhagen
Head of Synthetic Cell Factories Group, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
Jan Marienhagen is heading the group “Synthetic Cell Factories” at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-1) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany. He is also Professor at Institute of Biotechnology of the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. The research of his group focuses on the metabolic engineering of microorganisms for the biotechnological production of value-added compounds from waste materials. The research activities also include the development of molecular techniques for genome reconstruction and transcriptional biosensors for ultra-high-throughput screening of producing microorganisms using FACS.