Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Project Partners of the FocusLab CombiCom

Altogether, nine BioSC Core groups and several external partners are involved in the FocusLab CombiCom. While the Focus Lab leader is managing the entire project, each of the nine workpackages (WP; see CombiCom approach) is lead by an early career scientists.


WP1: Dr. Anita Loeschcke,  Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, HHU Düsseldorf

Dr. Thomas Drepper
Robin Weihmann (PhD student)
Fabienne Hilgers (PhD student)
Prof. Karl-Erich-Jaeger (CG leader)


WP2: Dr. Kerstin Schipper, Microbiology, HHU Düsseldorf

Junho Lee (PhD student)
Peter Stoffels (PhD student)
Prof. Michael Feldbrügge (CG leader)


WP3: Dr. Holger Klose, IBG-2 - Plant Science, FZJ

Dr. Christian Pfaff
Prof. Ulrich Schurr (CG leader)


WP4: Prof. Matias D. Zurbriggen, Synthetic Biology, HHU Düsseldorf

Nicole Heucken (PhD stiudent)
Lisa Hüsemann (PhD student)
Prof.  Matias D. Zurbriggen (CG leader)


WP5: Dr. Thomas Classen, Bioorganic Chemistry, HHU Düsseldorf

Jan Gebauer (PhD student)
Hannah Brass (PhD student)
Prof. Jörg Pietruszka (CG leader)


WP6: Dr. Anna Joelle Ruff, ABBt – Biotechnology, RWTH

Stefanie Brands (PhD student)
Dr. Johannes Schiffels
Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg (CG leader)


WP7: Dr. Nina Ihling, Biochemical Engineering (AVT.BioVT), RWTH

Carl Brehl (PhD student)
Prof. Jochen Büchs (GC leader)


WP8: Dr. Sylvia Schleker, INRES – Molecular Phytomedicine, University of Bonn

Dr. Samer Habash
Prof. Florian Grundler (CG leader)


WP9: Dr. Chad Baum, ILR – Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness, University of Bonn

Prof. Stefanie Bröring (CG leader)


External Partners

Prof. C. Schmidt-Dannert
Biosynthesis and Designer Microbes
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
College of Biological Sciences, Medical School
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA)

Prof. H. B. Bode
Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, Merck-Stiftungsprofessur für Molekulare Biotechnologie and
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (BMLS)
Goethe University, Frankfurt (Germany)

Dr. Florian Hennicke
Junior Research Group “Genetics and Genomics of Fungi”
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt (Germany)

Prof. J. S. Dickshat
Laboratory of Natural Product Chemistry
Kekulé Insitute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
University Bonn, Bonn (Germany)