Prof. Elmar Heinzle

Prof. Elmar Heinzle is Senior Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the Saarland University, Germany

Prof. Elmar Heinzle studied Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Graz, Austria. After many years of research and teaching at the ETH Z├╝rich he moved to Saarland University. He is founding member of the Center for Bioinformatics and member of the Center of Human and Molecular Biology both of the Saarland University. Throughout his carreer he was working on modelling and simulation of bioreactors and cells, covering a broad range of areas including bioprocess simulation. In recent years, he focuses on metabolic engineering and systems biology of mammalian cells. He published more than 220 peer-reviewed papers, 4 books and holds 10 patents.

Prof. Christoph Wittmann

Prof. Christoph Wittmann, Saarland University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Christoph Wittmann is Professor and Director of the Institute of Systems Biotechnology at Saarland University ( He has more than 150 peer-reviewed journal papers and holds 20 patents. His research interests comprise systems biology and systems metabolic engineering of bacteria, yeast and fungi with a focus on white biotechnology, fluxomics, metabolomics, and in-silico pathway simulation.

Dr. Steffen Klamt

Dr. Steffen Klamt, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany

Dr. Steffen Klamt is group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg and author of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers. His group develops and applies computational methods for Systems Biology and Systems Metabolic Engineering. In particular, he developed CellNetAnalyzer, a comprehensive MATLAB package with graphical user interface providing numerous algorithms for the in silico analysis and rational (re)design of metabolic networks. He collaborates with biological and industrial partners to improve the performance of microbial production strains.