Dr. Mirko Basen

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC POSITION

 

Assistant Research Scientist, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Group of Prof. Dr. Volker Müller, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Bioenergetics

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

·       Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology), University of Bremen, 2009

 

·       Diplom (Biology), University of Konstanz, 2004

 

 

 

CAREER

 

·       Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia (USA), within the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), Prof. Mike Adams, 2010 - 2015

 

·       Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Scholarship) Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, 2010

 

·       Doctoral Student, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen (Germany). Studies on the “Biochemistry and physiology of sulfate reduction in the anaerobic oxidation of methane” under guidance of Prof. Dr. Friedrich Widdel (Bremen) and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schink (Konstanz)

 

·       Diploma student, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen (Germany). Work towards Diploma thesis “Physiological and molecular biological characterization of anaerobic oxidation of methane at an intertidal methane seepage site”. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schink and Prof. Dr. Friedrich Widdel

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

·       Editorial Board: Biotechnology for Biofuels (2015 - )

 

·       Editorial Board: Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2016 - )

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

·       Member of the Society for General and Applied Microbiology (Germany)

 

·       Member of the American Society for Microbiology (USA)

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

·       Physiology and biochemistry of anaerobic microorganisms

 

·       Redox metabolism and energy conservation in acetogens and in thermophilic microorganisms

 

·       Metabolic engineering of thermophilic and acetogenic microorganisms

 

·       Microbial conversion of lignocellulose at high temperature

 

 

 

PATENTS (filed)

 

1.    Basen M, Kelly RM, Schut GJ, Adams MWW. 2015. Genetically engineered microbes and methods for converting organic acids to alcohols. US Patent application serial number 14/670,601

 

2.    Basen M, Kelly RM, Schut GJ, Lipscomb GP, Menon AM, Adams MWW. 2014. Methods for expressing polypeptides in hyperthermophiles. US 20140248687 A1 (applied for and published)