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PhD #4: Autotrophic and mixotrophic upgrading of CO2 for chemical production

Open Position PhD #4

A variety of microorganisms can utilize CO2 as source for biomass growth and metabolite formation. This project  will  use  CO2,  CO  and  H2  from  gasification  of  plant  biomass  and  industrial  sources  as  alternative  carbon and energy sources to produce value-added chemicals and fuels. In addition, CO2-derived methanol obtained via chemical synthesis will be used as a co-substrate in microbial fermentations. Finally, wildtype and genetically engineered acetogenic hosts will be used to develop continuous bioprocessing strategies for efficient autotrophic and mixotrophic production of chemicals.

 

PI: Stefan PFLÜGL
Co-PI: Matthias STEIGER