Jan Marienhagen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Jan Marienhagen graduated from the Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf with a degree in Biology (2004). This was followed by a doctoral thesis on structure and function on transaminases at the Forschungszentrum Juelich (2007), and postdoctoral research on protein engineering at the Jacobs University in Bremen and the RWTH Aachen University in Aachen. In 2011 he returned to the Forschungszentrum Juelich and works in the field of industrial biotechnology on engineering of synthetic cell factories for applied purposes since then. In this context, his group develops new tools for constructing synthetic operons, modifying microbial genomes and HT-screening of metabolite-producing bacteria at the single-cell level.