Jochen Förster

Jochen Förster


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.




1999 - 2002 Biotechnology - Technical University of Denmark
1990 - 1997 Chemical Engineering - Dortmund University, Germany

Academic grades

Ph.D. in Biotechnology

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

Professional experience

2002 - 2011 Chief Operating Officer - Fluxome A/S

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  • Yeast

    ISSNs: 0749-503X, 0749-503x

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-0061

    JohnWiley & Sons Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.87 SJR 0.816 SNIP 0.811, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed Yes

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  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering (Print)

    ISSNs: 0006-3592, 1097-0290

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-0290

    JohnWiley & Sons, Inc., United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.14 SJR 1.411 SNIP 1.163, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed yes

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  • Metabolic Engineering

    ISSNs: 1096-7176

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1096-7184

    Academic Press, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 8.33 SJR 3.54 SNIP 1.864, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed yes

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