We are always open to informal enquiries for PhD or Post-doctoral positions, and often find a way to fund talented candidates. Please feel free to email Prof. Christoph Wittmann ( if you are interested.

Open Positions:

  • PhD position in systems metabolic engineering of industrial microorganisms (m/f) W1434 (Link)
  • PhD position in biochemical engineering of industrial microorganisms (m/f) W1435 (Link)

Current research topics for a Bachelor or Master's thesis:

  • Synthetic Biology of Pseudomonas putida for biopolymer production (pdf)
  • Systems biotechnology for synthesis of natural compounds in Myxobacteria (pdf)
  • Metabolic Engineering of Escherichia coli into a cell factory for medical drugs (pdf)
  • Metabolic Engineering of Streptomyces albus into a cell factory for polyketides (pdf)
  • Metabolic Flux Analysis of Corynebacterium glutamicum under substrate limitation in continuous culture (pdf)