Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jan MarienhagenCopyright: © Ralf-Uwe Limbach
Dr. Jan Marienhagen has headed the Synthetic Cell Factories teaching and research department at RWTH’s Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences since February 2019. At the same time, he has been a working group leader at the Biotechnology department of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich.
He is concerned with the design and construction of tailor-made microorganisms for the biotechnological production of chemicals and natural substances on the basis of renewable raw materials.
Born in1978 in Engelskirchen.
|1998 to 2004||Studied Biology at the University of Düsseldorf and at the University of California, Davis, USA|
|2004 to 2005||Research stay at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, during his doctoral studies|
|2007||Doctorate, University of Düsseldorf|
|2007 to 2008||Research Assistant, Forschungszentrum Jülich|
2008 to 2009
|Postdoc at Jacobs University, Bremen|
|2009 to 2010||Subgroup Leader, RWTH Aachen University|
|Since 2011||Working group leader, Forschungszentrum Jülich|
Free time: Diving, biking, traveling
I´m really optimistic in the mornings.
Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize Laureate, 1993