Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Development and characterization of online measurement techniques
  • Viscous biological systems
  • Mixed culture processes
Professional Career
Since 12/2017 Deputy Department Head of Bio Pilot Plant, HKI
2015 - 2017 Group Leader, AVT Biochemical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
2014 – 2015 Research Professor at Western University, London, Ontario, Kanada
2012 - 2014 Group Leader , AVT Biochemical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
2007 – 2011 PhD Studies, RWTH Aachen University
2000 – 2007 Diploma Studies in Process Technology, TU Dresden
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2014 - 2015 Theodore von Kármán Fellowship (RWTH Aachen University)
2014 - 2015 Western Fellowship (Western University, London, Ontario)
Since 2017 Membership Zukunftsforum Biotechnologie (DECHEMA)
Since 2014 Membership BioFuelNet Canada
Since 2007 Membership Bioverfahrenstechnik Dresden e. V.


Günther M#, Reimer C#, Herbst R#, Kufs JE, Rautschek J, Ueberschaar N, Zhang S, Peschel G, Reimer L, Regestein L, Valiante V, Hillmann F, Stallforth P* (2022) Yellow polyketide pigment suppresses premature hatching in social amoeba. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 119(43), e2116122119.
Kufs JE, Reimer C, Stallforth P, Hillmann F, Regestein L* (2022) The potential of amoeba-based processes for natural product syntheses. Curr Opin Biotechnol 77, 102766. (Review)
Reimer C, Kufs JE, Rautschek J, Regestein L, Valiante V, Hillmann F (2022) Engineering the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum for biosynthesis of a cannabinoid precursor and other polyketides. Nat Biotechnol 40(5), 751-758.
Leichnitz D, Peng CC, Raguž L, Rutaganira FUN, Jautzus T, Regestein L, King N, Beemelmanns C (2021) Structural and functional analysis of bacterial sulfonosphingolipids and rosette-inducing factor 2 (RIF-2) by mass spectrometry-guided isolation and total synthesis. Chemistry 28(8), e202103883.
Ramírez-Morales J. E, Czichowski P, Besirlioglu V, Regestein L, Rabaey K, Blank L, Rosenbaum MA* (2021) Lignin aromatics to PHA polymers: Nitrogen and oxygen are the Key factors for Pseudomonas. ACS Sustain Chem Eng 9(31), 10579-10590.
Schlembach I, Grünberger A, Rosenbaum M, Regestein L (2021) Measurement techniques to resolve and control population dynamics of mixed-culture processes. Trends in Biotech 2044, 1-17.
Schlosser N, Espino-Martínez J, Kloss F, Meyer F, Bardl B, Rosenbaum MA, Regestein L (2021) Host nutrition-based approach for biotechnological production of the antifungal cyclic lipopeptide jagaricin. J Biotechnol 336, 1-9.
Stein J, Schlosser N, Bardl B, Peschel G, Meyer F, Kloss F, Rosenbaum MA, Regestein L (2021) Scalable downstream method for the cyclic lipopetidejagaricin. Eng Life Sci , 1-7.
Fricke J, Kargbo R, Regestein L, Lenz C, Peschel G, Rosenbaum MA, Sherwood A, Hoffmeister D (2020) Scalable hybrid synthetic/biocatalytic route to psilocybin. Chem Eur J 37(26), 8281-8285.
Guo H, Schwitalla JW, Benndorf R, Baunach M, Steinbeck C, Görls H, de Beer ZW, Regestein L, Beemelmanns C (2020) Gene cluster activation in a bacterial symbiont leads to halogenated angucyclic maduralactomycins and spirocyclic actinospirols. Org Lett 22(7), 2634-2638.