Excursion 1: UFZ

UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

As part of our residency excursion we had the opportunity to visit the UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig. Steffi Hunger and Dr.-Ing. Andreas Aurich gave us an insight into their research. The Centre for Environmental Biotechnology is mainly focused on
the production of citric acid by yeasts, such as Yarrowia lipolytica. We learned a lot about the general work in a bio laboratory and about the cultivation of yeasts in incubators and bioreactors.
In addition, Prof. Dr. Falk Harnisch, group leader for Electro- biotechnology at UFZ, gave us a short but informative introdution to electrobiotechnology.

thanks to:

Andreas Aurich
& Falk Harnisch
from UFZ