apl. Prof. Yvonne Genzel

Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme
+49 391 6110 257


  • Bioprocess Engineering in animal cell culture and virus production
  • Analytical methods (amino acid analysis by anion exchange chromatography and pulsed amperometric detection, intracellular metabolites, ...)
  • Biocatalysis and enzyme technology


Short bibliography

- Born 1972 in Friedrichshafen (Germany)
- Lived from 1974-1991 in Noordwijk (The Netherlands)
- Studies of Technical Biology from 1991-1997 at the University of Stuttgart (Germany)
- Diploma Thesis "Purification and characterisation of an epoxide hydrolase from Nocardia sp. EH1" at the Institute for Biochemical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany (Prof. C. Syldatk) IBVT Stuttgart in cooperation with Prof. K. Faber, University of Graz, Austria. University Graz
- From 1997-2000: Ph.D. Thesis in the "Biocatalysis and Chemistry" group (CNRS) of Dr. R. Furstoss at the University of the Mediterranean, Marseille, France. "Preparation of enantiopure 2-, 3- and 4-pyridyloxirane via epoxide hydrolase catalyzed hydrolytic kinetic resolution"
- Since January 2001 member of the Bioprocess Engineering group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, responsible for the upstream processing group.
- 2009 Habilitation "Upstream processing issues in influenza vaccine production using animal cell technology" at the "Fakultät für Verfahrens- und Systemtechnik" Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg.

- Since June 2013 elected member of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society (Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section)
- Since June 2013 elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Animal Cell Technology (ESACT), since June 2015 secretary of this board.


- 2007 Cologne Bioinnovation Award 2007 - best poster at the European Bioperspectives 2007- "Vero or MDCK cells for influenza A virus production in microcarrier systems?" C. Dietzsch, Y. Genzel, U. Reichl


- 1997-2000 Fellowship from DSM (The Netherlands)
- 1998 Procope project between Germany and France: 1 month guest researcher at the Institute for Biotechnology II, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany "Optimization of reaction conditions by a genetic algorithm for the bioconversion of p-Cl-styrene oxide and 2-pyridyloxirane by enzymatic extract of A. niger LCP48.521" biotechnology in Jülich

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