Prof. Johannes Buyel (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) will present the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Virtual Seminar series talk entitled, "A rapid assay for SARS-CoV-2 mRNA detection which is non-mAb and non-PCR".

Bio of speaker:

Shortly after starting my undergraduate studies in 2003 at the RWTH Aachen University (Aachen Germany), I started working on recombinant protein expression, first in the Biochemical Engineering Department (Prof. Jochen Büchs) and then at Institute for Molecular Biotechnology (Prof. Rainer Fischer) where I focused on protein expression in plants. After a short work experience as lab manager at m2p-labs (Aachen, Germany), I continued my master studies at the RWTH Aachen University, the Lund University (Lund, Sweden; Prof. Carl Borrebaeck) and the Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology (Newark, DE, USA, Prof. Vidadi Yusibov), where I worked with microbial, mammalian and plant-based expression systems, respectively. Thereafter, I started my PhD in 2009 again at the RWTH Aachen University, focusing on modelling protein expression in plants and the optimization of the corresponding downstream processing. Between 2013 and 2014 I continued this work until I joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME in 2015 as a group leader to develop a high-through screening platform for protein expression and purification. Later in 2015, I was promoted to head the department of Integrated Production Platforms, supervising process development and scale-up. In this position, I currently supervise projects focusing on the expression of challenging proteins (e.g. containing intrinsically disordered regions), the overall bioprocess integration (e.g. using side-stream biomass) and the modeling of manufacturing processes as well as their digitalization. In 2017 I also received a second PhD in bioprocess engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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