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Dr. Norbert Mehlmer

Technische Universität München, Werner Siemens-Lehrstuhl für Synthetische Biotechnologie

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Dr. Norbert Mehlmer

Norbert Mehlmer, born in 1977, studied biology at the University of Salzburg and wrote his diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. He earned his doctorate in genetics/microbiology at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna. Subsequently, he worked as a research associate (postdoc and project manager) at LMU Munich in various projects. In 2013, he moved to the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as a project manager (postdoc), where he conducted research on the projects “Sustainable production of new bioinsecticides” and “New PHB-based plastics”. Since 2018, he has been group leader for systems biology at the Werner Siemens-Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology at TUM.

Leitmotif

Believing is not knowing

Activities

His main research interests are the analysis and the directed modulation of natural metabolic pathways, which subsequently serve as matrices for recombinant production of natural products in platform organisms. For this purpose he applies modern methods of synthetic biotechnology that make it possible to modify a cell specifically by means of metabolic flow analyses.

Awards

Erwin-Schrödinger-Stipendium (Senor Post-Doc fellowship) from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Focus

As group leader for Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the focus of Mehlmer's activities is on research and teaching. He is currently working on his qualification as a professor (“habilitation”) at the Werner Siemens-Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology, in the course of which he performs research in the field of Systems Biology, and specifically “Synthetic Biotechnology with a focus on Systems Biology and Synthetic Chassis Design”.

Methods

  • Biochemistry (protein purification, analysis, etc.)
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Cell biology and bioinformatics

Facts, background information, dossiers

  • molecular biology
  • genetics
  • microbiology
  • molecular genetics
  • cell biology
  • bioinformatics

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