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.


Götze S, Vij R, Burow K, Thome N, Urbat L, Schlosser N, Pflanze S, Müller R, Hänsch VG, Schlabach K, Fazlikhani L, Walther G, Dahse HM, Regestein L, Brunke S, Hube B, Hertweck C, Franken P, Stallforth P (2023) Ecological niche-inspired genome mining leads to the discovery of crop-protecting nonribosomal lipopeptides featuring a transient amino acid building block. J Am Chem Soc 145(4), 2342-2353.
Pflanze S, Mukherji R, Ibrahim A, Günther M, Götze S, Chowdhury S, Reimer L, Regestein L, Stallforth P (2023) Nonribosomal peptides protect Pseudomonas nunensis 4A2e from amoebal and nematodal predation. Chem Sci 14(41), 11573-11581.
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 U S A 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)
Kufs JE, Reimer C, Steyer E, Valiante V, Hillmann F, Regestein L (2022) Scale-up of an amoeba-based process for the production of the cannabinoid precursor olivetolic acid. Microb Cell Fact 21(1), 217.
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.
Stein J, Schlosser N, Bardl B, Peschel G, Meyer F, Kloss F, Rosenbaum MA, Regestein L (2022) Scalable downstream method for the cyclic lipopetidejagaricin. Eng Life Sci 22(12), 811-817.
Weiser S, Tiso T, Willing K, Bardl B, Eichhorn L, Blank LM, Regestein L (2022) Foam-free production of the rhamnolipid precursor 3-(3-hydroxyalkanoyloxy) alkanoic acid (HAA) by Pseudomonas putida DChE ,
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 JE, 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.