Prof. Dr. Thomas Schweder

1964 born in Rostock (Germany)
1985 - 1990 study of Biology at the EMA-University of Greifswald
1990 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 Dissertation
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
2001 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