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Microbial Electrosynthesis for Bioproduction of Chemicals

Industrial microbiology offers the potential of replacing current petroleum based chemical feedstocks with chemicals made from renewable resources using fermentation. However, the maximum yields of fermentation products can be limited by the available redox power in the microbial cell. This problem can be overcome by microbial electrosynthesis. In this new scientific field, redox power is provided to the cells in the form of electricity, while cheap and highly oxicised substrates are converted to product. Microbial electrosynthesis is a very promising new approach, but fundamental understanding of the electron transfer to the microbial cells and the optimization thereof is necessary. We propose to address this issue for the industrial microbe Pseudomonas putida during the production of shikimate derived aromatic compounds (e.g. para-hydroxybenzoic acid, cis-cis muconic acid) from waste acetate. We will explore the underlaying mechanisms using systems biology, optimize the microbe via metabolic engineering and develop a scalable bioprocess based on reaction engineering analyses and design of electrochemical bioreactor system configurations.

IGSSE setup of interdisciplinary research in project teams

Apply now: 12th call for proposals

IGSSE supports up to 10 new project teams

Call closes 2 July 2017


Apply now: IGSSE travel grant for ICCE 2017

28-29 September 2017, TU Darmstadt

Submission deadline for abstracts: 18 June 2017


IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen


Climate-KIC: Join the PhD Catapult

Two-week thematic summer schools across Europe


IAS Symposium: Selected topics in science and technology

8-10 May 2017, IAS Building, Garching Campus


IAS Coffee Talk with PTL Florian Praetorius

3 May 2017, 1 pm, TUM IAS Building, Garching Campus


10th IGSSE Forum

1 - 4 June 2016, TUM Science and Study Center, Burghausen


10th IGSSE Forum

Smart cooperation - science and technology in, with and for society


The Science of Cooking

Doctoral Candidates explore the Secrets of a great Dinner



Having heard of a great Canadian Kick-Off Meeting, everyone at IGSSE was thrilled to welcome the...


Breakfast at IGSSE´s

Meet the IGSSE team every other month! All the things IGSSE members wanted to asked but never dared...


Save the Date: Canadian ATUMS Speaker on "Global Science- Global Career"

26. November 2015, 6-8 pm, IAS Faculty Club, Garching Campus

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Friday, 09. June 2017
Workshop: Standing up for science
9 June 2017, 9am-4pm, Brussels
Apply now: McKinsey 'Forschergeist' symposium
9-11 June 2017, Berlin For doctoral researchers and postdocs!