Prof. Dr. Uwe T. Bornscheuer

Contact

Institute of Biochemistry
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 4
D-17487 Greifswald, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420 4367
Fax: +49 (0)3834 420 744367
uwe.bornscheuer@uni-greifswald.de

Curriculum Vitae
Scientific Career
April - August 2017Sabbatical stay at INRA, Toulouse, France.
Oct. 2015W3-Professor at University of Greiswald
4-Febr. - March 2010Research stay at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Oct. 2004Declined offers for positions at Bergakademie Freiberg/Sachsen (C4-Professor for 'Technische Chemie & Biotechnologie'), TU Hamburg-Harburg (C4-Professor for 'Technische Biochemie/Biokatalyse'); accepted an equivalent offer from University of Greifswald.
Oct. 2003 - March 2004Sabbatical at Diversa Corp., San Diego, USA.
2002-2008Managing Director of the Institute for Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Greifswald.
Since Oct. 1999Professor at the Institute for Chemistry & Biochemistry, Dept. of Technical Chemistry & Biotechnology, University of Greifswald.
1999'Privatdozent' at the Institute for Technical Biochemistry (ITB), University of Stuttgart.
1994-1998'Habilitation' at the ITB (Prof. R.D. Schmid) Thesis: "New Strategies for the Application of Lipases and Esterases in Organic Synthesis".
1993-1994Postdoc at the University of Nagoya, Japan (Prof. T. Yamane).
1991-1993 Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Hannover, Department of Technical Chemistry (Prof. K. Schügerl, Prof. T. Scheper).
1990Diploma (~ M. Sc.) in Chemistry at the University of Hannover, Department of Technical Chemistry.
1985-1990University of Hannover, Study of Chemistry
Fellowships and Awards
2018Greifswald Research Award (GRA); (see also ACIE article).
2018Adjunct Professor, VISTEC, Rayong, Thailand (VISTEC).
2017Honorary Editor of the Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol.
2015Stephen S. Chang Award of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).
2014Wilhelm-Normann-Medal of the German Society of Fat Science e.V. (DGF).
2012Chevreul-Medal from the French Society of Lipid Research (SFEL), Paris, France.
2010Stipend from the 'Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science', Tokyo, Japan.
2008Biocat2008 Award received at Biocat2008 conference, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
1996Guest professor at the University of Benin, Cotonou, Benin, Africa.
1993Stipend from the 'Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science', Tokyo, Japan.
1993Award of the 'Fonds der Chemischen Industrie', Frankfurt, Germany.
Journals
Chairmen of Editorial Board of "ChemCatChem"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology"
Review Associate Editor of "Process Biochemistry"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Enzyme Microb. Biotechnol."
Member of the Editorial Board of the "Molecular Catalysis"
Associate Editor of the "Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Lipid Technology"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Microbial Biotechnology"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Z. Naturforschung, Biosciences"
Past Editorial Board membership (resigned)
Editor-In-Chief of the "Eur.J. Lipid Science & Technol." (2008-2016)
Co-Editor of the "Römpp-Online" (together with Prof. W. Streit) and responsible for the area "Biotechnologie & Gentechnik"
Associate Editor of "Biocatalysis and Biotransformation"
Section Editor of the "International Journal of Molecular Sciences"
Member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology"
Member of the Editorial Board of the "Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Amino Acids"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Biotechnology Letters"
Others
Head of the "Research and Structure Commission" of the Senate of Greifswald University
Chairman of Board of Directors of the "Industrial Biocatalysis Network", Canada
Member of the EU financed COST-action "Systems Biocatalysis"
Board member of the German Catalysis Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Katalyse, GeCatS)
Chairmen of the Board of Directors of the company Enzymicals
President (2007-2009), board member and head of Biotechnology Division of the German Society for Fat Research ("Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft - DGF")
Treasurer (2010-2011) of EuroFedLipid
Chairman / organizer of GRC Biocatalysis 2010
Speaker of the "Biotransformation" section of the "Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie", VAAM (together with C. Syldatk, B. Hauer, J. Eck, A. Schmid)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Max-Rubner Institut (2009-2013)
Member of the Advisory Board of "Lifegen.de"
Member of the "Section on Applied Biocatalysis" of the European Federation of Biotechnology