Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Joerg Rolf Nickelsen

Visiting Professor, School of Biological Sciences

Email: jnickelsen@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Joerg Rolf Nickelsen

Biography
- Postdoctoral EMBO fellow, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland 1992-1995

- Staff scientist at Botany Department Ruhr University of Bochum 1996-2002

- Commissarial head of the Microbial Physiology Department of the Ruhr University of Bochum 2002-2006

- Professor of Molecular Plant Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, from 2006

- Visiting Professor at School of Biological sciences, NTU, Singapore from 2018
Research Interests
The newly established Cyanobacterial/Microalgal Synthetic Biology Lab at NTU (CyanoSynBio@NTU) is exploring the use of synthetic biology approaches to develop cyanobacteria and microalga as suitable platforms for the production of high-value products especially excretable molecules. The advantage of photosynthetic microrganisms is that they use solar energy to drive biomass production and product synthesis.

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