Jochen Förster

Jochen Förster


Kogle Allé 6, Building Cederhuset, Room 1B2

2970 Hørsholm


The research of the Applied Metabolic Engineering Group focuses on the development of the future's chemical producing cell factories for application ín 2nd and 3rd generation Biorefineries. Design organisms are industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae, lactic acid bacteria and Corynebacterium glutamicum.


The group has presently two main activities:

1.) The production of bulk chemicals such as diacids and L-lysine, and specialty chemicals such as polyphenols and terpenes in industrial microbial strains.

2.) The design of genetic engineering tools for engineering industrial production strains.


The overall goal is to move away from the use of laboratory strains to strains that are directly applicable in industrial fermentation. Strains are designed to be robust and stable to match the conditions in industrial fermentation and Biorefineries.




- Chemical Engineering - Dortmund University

Academic grades

Ph.D., M.Sc.

Professional experience

2002 - 2011 Chief Operating Officer - Fluxome A/S

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  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering (Print)

    ISSNs: 0006-3592, 00063592, 1097-0290

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1097-029

    John/Wiley & Sons, Inc. John/Wiley & Sons Ltd., United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

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  • Yeast

    ISSNs: 0749-503X, 0749503x

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1097-0061

    John/Wiley & Sons Ltd., United Kingdom

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database


  • Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry

    ISSNs: 0949-8257

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1432-1327

    Springer, Germany

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

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