Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme

Alexander Nikolay, M. Sc.

Alexander Nikolay, M. Sc.

Alexander Nikolay, M. Sc.
Alexander Nikolay, M. Sc.
Bioprocess Engineering

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems

Phone: +49 391 6110 226
Room: N0.15

Main Focus


  • A. Nikolay, A. Léon, K. Schamborn, Y. Genzel, U. Reichl. Process intensification of EB66® cell cultivations leads to high-yield yellow fever and Zika virus production. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2018 [PubMed]
  • A. Nikolay, L. Castilho, U. Reichl, Y. Genzel. Propagation of Brazilian Zika virus strains in static and suspension cultures using Vero and BHK cells. Vaccine, 2017 [PubMed]
  • L. Gallo-Ramírez & A. Nikolay, Y. Genzel, U. Reichl. Bioreactor concepts for cell culture-based viral vaccine production. Expert Review of Vaccines, 2015, 14(9):1181-1195 [PubMed]
  • NL. Brock, A. Nikolay, JS. Dickschat. Biosynthesis of the antibiotic tropodithietic acid by the marine bacterium Phaeobacter inhibens. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50:5487-5489 [PubMed]

  • Yellow fever vaccine and Zika virus production (see project description)
  • Process intensification
  • Novel bioreactor concepts
  • Cell line adaptation
  • Vaccine manufacturing

Since 2015: Ph.D. Representative MPI Magdeburg

Curriculum Vitae

2016: Guest researcher, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2014: Guest researcher, University of Applied Science Emden/Leer (Germany)
Since 2014: Ph.D. candidate in the Upstream Processing Group of the MPI
2014: Graduation in Biotechnology Bioprocess Engineering (M. Sc.) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)
2013: Research stay at the Western University (London, Canada)
2012: Research stay at the UNESP (Ilha Solteira, Brazil)
2011: Graduation in Biotechnology (B. Sc.) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)
2008: Abitur in Lemgo (Germany)

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