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Birgitta E. Ebert

Research Fellow in Synthetic Biology
University of Queensland

Birgitta Ebert studied Chemical Engineering from 2000 to 2005 at the TU Dortmund University (Dortmund, Germany) with a specialization in biotechnology and technical chemistry. In her diploma thesis at the Chair of Chemical Biotechnology (TU Dortmund, Germany) she computationally analyzed and experimentally verified the metabolic potential of Escherichia coli for whole-cell redox biocatalysis.

During her PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid at the Chair of Chemical Biotechnology (TU Dortmund, Germany), she further applied systems biotechnological approaches to understand and engineer superior whole-cell redox biocatalysts.

From September 2011 to April 2019, Birgitta led a research group at the Institute of Applied Microbiology at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) focused on the rational engineering of microbes for the production of industrially relevant chemicals.

In April 2019, Birgitta joined the Vickers Group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland. Her research interest centers on gaining a systems-level understanding of microbial metabolism and the application of this knowledge to engineer microorganisms into cell factories for natural products.