The Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology (IMET) (headed by Prof. Karl-Erich Jaeger) is a part of the Heinrich-Heine-University of DĂĽsseldorf (UDUS) located on campus of the Research Centre Juelich, Europe’s largest research facility. IMET is part of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences-IBG-1 which holds a leading position nationally and internationally in the field of basic research and biotechnological applications of microorganisms. Work at IMET covers the scientific topics «microbial cell factories», «metagenomics», “natural product biosynthesis”, «photobiotechnology», and «molecular biophotonics».

Dr. Karl-Erich Jaeger

is a professor of Molecular Microbiology at the Heinrich-Heine-University of DĂĽsseldorf and Director of the Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology at the Research Centre Juelich. He is an editorial board member of various scientific journals and vice-president of the German Cluster for Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB), a consortium of currently 100 members from universities, research institutions, large and medium-sized Biotech companies. His scientific activities focus on enzymes from bacteria, their identification by metagenomics, expression, purification, and optimization by directed evolution.

Dr. Stephan Thies

has studied biology at Heinrich-Heine-University of DĂĽsseldorf and completed in 2013 his PhD thesis which included the mining of a metagenomic library for the production of novel microbial products, such as enzymes.

Rebecka Molitor

has studied biology at Heinrich Heine University DĂĽsseldorf and started her PhD in 2020. Her PhD topic includes the discovery of marine polyester modifying enzymes and their optimization.

Former members

Dr. Alexander Bollinger

has studied biology at Heinrich-Heine-University and just complete (August 2020) his PhD thesis on the exploitation of novel robust lipolytic enzymes with industrial applicability in 2020. He pursued his thesis work in close cooperation with partners of the INMARE project.