Prof Nadav Bar

Prof Bar received a PhD in Engineering Cybernetics, and now teaches and applies modeling and feedback control in microbiology.  He is currently a leader in several European projects, and the head of CyberGenome laboratory at the NTNU.

Per Inge Andersen
Financial advisor

Per Inge is a Financial and management adviser related to the EU framework programs for research and innovation Horizon 2020 EU programs that are closely linked to and/or financed by H2020. 

His areas of competence are: Economics, finance and management accounting Project management and project leadership Marketing and market analysis Environmental issues and resource management Global development
Bjørn Steinar Tanem
EU Advisor

Bjørn Steinar is expert in EU grants management. He worked 10 years as research scientist/research manager in SINTEF Materials and chemistry + several years as research adviser.  

Extensive experience with proposal writing/proposal developments (EU/RCN) and establishment/implementation of international and national projects, both as partner and as coordinator/project manager.
Prof Sigurd Skogestad

He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1987, He has been full professor at NTNU since 1987

He was Head of department of Chemical Engineering from 1999 to 2009. He is since 2015 the Director of the SUBPRO center for research-based innovation on subsea production and processing. His research interests include control structure design and plantwide control, optimal operation of process systems, modelling for control, robust control, PID control and distillation columns.
Dr. Gerd Seibold
Work Package 2 leader
Dr. Christian Riedel

Dr. Riedel received a Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat) and obtained his Habilitation ("venia legendi") for Microbiology.

He is teaching various course in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology and infection biology. Besides the project iFermenter, he is currently Work package leader in the ERA-IB2 consortium „SafeFood".
Oliver Goldbeck
Post doctoral

Expert in control of sugar transport and metabolite sensors 

Dominik Weixler
PhD student
Prof Christoph Wittmann
Work Package 3 leader
Susanne Schwechheimer
Post doctoral
Prof Christoph Herwig
Work Package 4 leader
Prof Maite Moreira
Environmental scientist

Professor of Chemical Engineering in the University of Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN).

She works in two research topics: (i) Environmental Biotechnology (2) LCA and carbon footprint. She has participated and/or coordinated various projects at National and European level in the field of LCA. These research activities have produced 240 SCI publications, 2 books, 15 book chapters, supervisor of 17 PhD theses, H-index: 46, Participant in 41 research projects and 29 research contracts with different companies.
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Prof Gumersindo Feijoo

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Vice-chancellor of Strategic Planning in the University of Santiago de Compostela.

His research activities have produced 18 doctoral theses, 5 patents and 1 register trademark, 4 books, 24 book chapters, 225 research papers in international journals, 36 research papers in national journals and 235 congress presentations (71 oral).
Prof Dzung Diep

I am a molecular microbiologist by training. The main research theme in my group is molecular microbiology, and lactic acid bacteria....

as well as pathogens are organisms being studied. An important and recognized area of research from our group is antimicrobial peptides (bacteriocins) produced by many bacterial species. Their mode of action, target recognition, immunity, resistance development as well as gene regulation are some of the topics we have studied in great detail. Also of special interest is the development of bacteriocins into useful applications including food preservation and fighting infections and antibiotic resistance.
Frederik De Bruyn
process manager

Dr. Frederik De Bruyn is Business Development Manager at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP),

a service provider for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. In this role, he has assisted various companies and institutes in the biobased economy to bring their process from lab to pilot scale, effectively bridging the gap in the Innovation Chain. Prior to this position, he has been active as Program Manager at the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), where he was involved in various national and European research projects. Frederik obtained a PhD in Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University at the Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis (,,,,,,,
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Karolien Maes
Process Engineer

She holds a master degree in bioengineering sciences (Ghent University, 2017)

with a major in chemistry and bioprocess technology. She is experienced with development and upscaling of fermentative production and downstream purification of new-to-nature biosurfactants from lab scale up to 15 m³ processes. She joined BBEPP as a process engineer after performing a Master dissertation there about the development of continuous fermentations, by applying cell retention.
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Bernd Everaert
Team Leader Bioprocessing

Bernd is team leader bioprocessing at BBEPP.

He holds a degree in bioengineering sciences (Ghent University, 2014) and joined BBEPP as an R&D engineer after performing a Master thesis there about process development for new-to-nature biosurfactants. He is leading several public and bilateral projects dealing with biomass pretreatment, fermentation, biocatalysis and downstream processing.
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Dr. Daniel Muller
CEO MyBiotech, Work package 1 leader

Daniel is the CEO and Co-founder of MyBiotech GmbH. He made his PhD at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering (Prof. Dr. Elmar Heinzle) at University of Saarland.

He has extensive experience in research and teaching in the field of biotechnology. During his Post-Doc time he was actively involved in coordination and project management in several research projects at national and European level. He was Laboratory head with one of the leading German CROs, Pharmacelsus GmbH. There, he was in charge of various customer projects in the biotech and pharma industry. He managed and implemented GLP- and GLP-compliant projects and was moreover responsible for the project management of research projects with industrial and academic partners. He then changed into the field of biotech business development. In this role, he was responsible for sales and marketing activities and strategies and worked together with the leading biotech and pharma companies in the DACH region.
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Daniel Egger
Director Marketing & Software Development

obtained his degree as Biotechnology Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) in 2006 at ZHAW Wädenswil, Switzerland, and subsequently his MBE in 2008 at Steinbeis‐Hochschule Berlin, Germany.

He worked for a drug research laboratory for several years, and later at an engineering consultancy, designing and qualifying biotech plants. He has experience in bioprocessing with different bioprocess software and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). At INFORS HT, he took over the product management for the bioreactor portfolio in 2010, and in 2011 he became Head of Marketing, assuming the responsibility for the whole product portfolio. He is currently Marketing & Software Development Director and a member of the Executive Board at INFORS HT. In this function, he also organised the participation of INFORS HT in the EU-funded SYNPOL project (FP7 programme).
Eric Abellan
Software developer

gained his Bachelor in Life Sciences & Technologies in 2007 at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and subsequently his Master Degree In Biotechnology in 2009 at Swiss Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ)

After working as project and business development Manager in a Life Sciences and healthcare marketing consulting company, he joined INFORS HT as a product manager for bioreactors in 2012. During this time, he was in charge of the product portfolio bioreactors and was project leader in an EU-funded Eureka project. After 2 years, he gave up this position to focus on the development of the new bioprocess software as product owner and product manager. During this time he was also was project leader of 2 Swiss-funded CTI projects related to this software.
Dr. Dirk Hebel
Product Manager

holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from TU München, Germany. After graduating in 2013, he joined INFORS HT as Product Manager, assuming the responsibility for the bioreactor product portfolio.

In 2014, he took over the project leadership for INFORS HT in the EU-funded SYNPOL project (FP7 programme) in 2014 and managed the cooperation with the international partners. In 2017 his responsibilities were expanded to include the product ownership for the development of the Human Machine Interface (HMI) and for the INFORS HT incubation shakers.
Philippe Coszach
R&D manager

Philippe has been working for Galactic for close to 20 years where he largely contributed to the development of the company as lactic acid producer by fermentation.

He is now the R&D director, managing all aspects of fermentation, scale-up/ pilot Plant, purification/DSP for the company. He is also closely involved in the Futerro venture with Galactic, which mainly focuses on PLA production/know how from lactic acid. He holds Master diploma in Industrial Engineering & Chemistry, 1990. ISICH Mons, BE. - Master management of innovation, 2005. Polytech Mons, BE - Galactic SA. Presently R&D director
Diane Chauliac
Senior scientist and fermentation leader

Senior Scientist & Fermentation Leader, Galactic SA, Brussels, BE, since Jan. 2017. 


Diane holds Engineering diploma, PolyTech Marseille, FRANCE, 2008. Major in Biotechnology and a PhD in Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, USA, 2013. (Publications & Thesis dissertation on PLA recycling by engineered bacteria) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2013-2016, UF, USA. Metabolism engineering Bacilli, Klebsiella and Escherichia  for the production of various feedstocks. (Publications and patents).
gudbrand Rødsrud
R&D manager
Oskar Bengtsson

Ph.D. in Applied Microbiology from Lund University in Sweden, specializing in microbial physiology, genetic engineering and metabolic engineering. 

Then postdoc at NMBU, working on enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass and enzyme production. Research scientist at Borregaard since 2013, in charge of enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. Currently Section Manager, Business Development R&D, at Borregaard.