Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum

Prof. Dr. Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum

Bio Pilot Plant · Head of Department +49 3641 532-1120 miriam.rosenbaum@leibniz-hki.de

Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Bioelectrochemical Systems
  • Defined Microbial Mixed Cultures
  • Droplet Microfluidics for Microbial Applications
Professional Career
Since 2017 Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Head of Bio Pilot Plant, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, (HKI) Jena
2011-2017 Junior professor in the field of Microbiology of Defined Mixed Cultures, Institute of Applied Microbiology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2009-2011 Research Associate/Sub-Group Leader Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA 
2007-2008 Post-Doc, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
2004-2006 PhD Studies, University of Greifswald, Germany
1999-2004 Diploma Studies in Biochemistry University of Greifswald
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
Since 2021 Ombudsperson at the HKI
2019 ERC Consolidator Grant “e-Microbe“
2017 f-Cell Award for innovative fuel cell technology for the BMBF-funded project TexKoMBZ
Since 2014 Representative of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology, ISMET
2004-2006 Fellowship of the Fond der Chemischen Industrie


Harnisch F, Deutzmann JS, Boto ST, Rosenbaum MA (2024) Microbial electrosynthesis: opportunities for microbial pure cultures. Trends Biotechnol S0167-7799(24), 00033-7. (Review)
Mahmoud Mohamed MM, Yang Z, Lum KY, Peschel G, Rosenbaum MA, Weber T, Coriani S, Gotfredsen CH, Ding L (2024) Genome-Driven Discovery of Hygrocins in Streptomyces rapamycinicus. J Nat Prod 87(5), 1321-1329.
Schlembach I, Bardl B, Regestein L, Rosenbaum MA (2024) Nonengineered fungus provides a shortcut from cellulose to bulk Erythro-isocitric acid. ACS Sustainable Chem Eng 12(9), 3408-3418.
Boto ST, Bardl B, Harnisch F, Rosenbaum MA (2023) Microbial electrosynthesis with Clostridium ljungdahlii benefits from hydrogen electron mediation and permits a greater variety of products. Green Chem 25(11), 4375-4386.
Franco A, Chukwubuikem A, Meiners C, Rosenbaum MA (2023) Exploring phenazine electron transfer interaction with elements of the respiratory pathways of Pseudomonas putida and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Bioelectrochemistry 157, 108636.
Munser AS, Trost M, Schröder S, Graf M, Rosenbaum MA, Tünnermann A (2023) Analysis of very low bacterial counts in small sample volumes using angle-resolved light scattering. Appl Opt 62(2), 411-418.
Pourmasoumi F,* Hengoju S,* Beck K, Stephan P, Klopfleisch L, Hoernke M, Rosenbaum MA, Kries H (2023) Analysing megasynthetase mutants at high throughput using droplet microfluidics. Chembiochem 24(24), e202300680.
Yang Z, Qiao Y, Konakalla NC, Strøbech E, Harris P, Peschel G, Agler-Rosenbaum M, Weber T, Andreasson E, Ding L (2023) Streptomyces alleviate abiotic stress in plant by producing pteridic acids. Nat Commun 14(1), 7398.
Abdollahi M, Al Sbei S, Rosenbaum MA, Harnisch F (2022) The oxygen dilemma: The challenge of the anode reaction for microbial electrosynthesis from CO2. Front Microbiol 13, 947550. (Review)
Finger M, Palacio-Barrera AM, Richter P, Schlembach I, Büchs J, Rosenbaum MA (2022) Tunable population dynamics in a synthetic filamentous coculture. MicrobiologyOpen 11(5), e1324.