RHD STUDENT – PATHEON UPSTREAM BIOPROCESSING PROJECTS
PROJECT: Examining metabolic demands for continuous bioprocessing – in silico modelling
Qualifications: BSc in Molecular and Applied Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen. MSc in Biotechnology, Lund University
Fascinated by the versatility of molecular processes and their applicability to human problems Matthias decided pursue a Bachelors degree in Biotechnology at the RWTH Aachen, Germany in which he got introduced to a wide range of different aspects of biotechnology.
Longing for more practical and international experience he completed a 6 month internship at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biotechnology located in the US where he worked on the development of a universal VLP construct expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana and with an intended application in vaccination.
Matthias then went on to Sweden to complete a Masters program in Biotechnology. The applied profile gave him multiple opportunities to improve his lab skills, peaking in a master thesis in which he focused on the bacterial conversion of lignin and underlying metabolic pathways.
During his PhD he will examine the metabolic demand in high density CHO cell cultures. Matthias considers himself extremely lucky to work in an environment surrounded by great minds with a large variety of backgrounds and close collaboration with industry. Overall Matthias is eager to apply all the knowledge he has gained so far in a highly applied project and make the next step in his career.