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 794367
uwe.bornscheuer(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de

Curriculum Vitae
Scientific Career
April - August 2017 Sabbatical stay at INRA, Toulouse, France.
Oct. 2015 W3-Professor at University of Greiswald
4-Febr. - March 2010 Research stay at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Oct. 2004 Declined offers for positions at Bergakademie Freiberg/Sachsen (C4-Professor for 'Technische Chemie & Biotechnologie'), TU Hamburg-Harburg (C4-Professor for 'Technische Biochemie/Biokatalyse'); accepted an offer from University of Greifswald.
Oct. 2003 - March 2004 Sabbatical at Diversa Corp., San Diego, USA.
2002-2008 Managing Director of the Institute for Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Greifswald.
Since Oct. 1999 Professor 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".
1993-1994 Postdoc 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).
1990 Diploma (~ M. Sc.) in Chemistry at the University of Hannover, Department of Technical Chemistry.
1985-1990 University of Hannover, Study of Chemistry
Fellowships and Awards
2017 Honorary Editor of the Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol.
2015 Stephen S. Chang Award of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).
2014 Wilhelm-Normann-Medal of the German Society of Fat Science e.V. (DGF).
2012 Chevreul-Medal from the French Society of Lipid Research (SFEL), Paris, France.
2010 Stipend from the 'Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science', Tokyo, Japan.
2008 Biocat2008 Award received at Biocat2008 conference, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
1996 Guest professor at the University of Benin, Cotonou, Benin, Africa.
1993 Stipend from the 'Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science', Tokyo, Japan.
1993 Award 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"
Reviews Associate Editor of "Process Biochemistry"
Member of the Editorial Board of "Enzyme Microb. Biotechnol."
Member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic"
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"
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