Project manager

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schweder

Prof. Thomas Schweder1964
born in Rostock (Germany)

1985 – 1990
study of Biology at the EMA-University of Greifswald

Diploma work “Investigation of plasmid stability of different strong expression systems in the chemostate” under the supervision of PD Dr. Klaus Hofmann

1996 – 1999
PhD work “Construction and characterization of alternative biological containment systems for Escherichia coli” under the supervision of Professor Dr. Michael Hecker (Institute of Microbiology, EMA-University, Greifswald)


1994 – 1995
Postdoctoral work at the Laboratory of Professor Dr. A.C. Matin, Medical School, Stanford - University, California, USA

since 1998
Head of the enzyme research group of the Institute of Marine Biotechnology (IMaB, Greifswald)

1995 – 2001
Scientific assistant at the Institute of Microbiology at the EMA-University Greifswald

Habilitation in the field of Biotechnology

since 2001
Head of the Institute of Marine Biotechnology (IMaB, Greifswald)

2001 – 2004
Head of the research group “Molecular Biotechnology” at the Institute of Microbiology of the EMA-University Greifswald

since 2004
Professor for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald  

Main topics of research 
Cold-adapted enzymes,
Functional genomics of the marine endosymbiont of the tubeworm Riftia pachyptila,
Construction of cold-active bacterial expression systems,
Functional genomics of the industrial bacterial hosts Bacillus subtilis and B. licheniformis,
Development of DNA- and protein-chips for at-line monitoring of bioprocesses 

Awards and fellowships 
Research student of the country Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1990-1991 
Fellow of the DECHEMA 1991-1993 
Scientific-Fellow of the „Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft“ 1994-1995