Alexander Nikolay, M. Sc.

Bioprocess Engineering
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
+49 391 6110 226

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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