Michael SAUER is Senior Researcher and PI at the Department of Biotechnology of BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. His research aims at microbial production of base chemicals from renewable resources.
Metabolic engineering and bioprocess engineering are combined to provide microbial processes of industrial relevance. One focus is on the characterization and optimization of natural producers, thus exploiting natural diversity. A second line of research is dedicated to the development of synthetic tools aiding metabolic engineering approaches with a focus on the spatial organisation of metabolic pathways within a given cell.