Tobias J. Erb

Tobias J. Erb

born 1979
Member since 2013
subject: Microbiology / Synthetic Biology

Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische Mikrobiologie
Department of Biochemistry & Synthetic Metabolism
Karl-von-Frisch-Str. 10
35043 Marburg

Tel.: (06421) 178-426
Fax: (06421) 178-999

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Research Areas

  • Biochemistry and physiology of microorganisms

  • Synthetic biology

  • microbial CO2 fixation


Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2017

    Scientific member of the Max Planck Society and Director at the MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany

  • 2014 - 2017

    Research group leader ("Free floater") at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbioology in Marburg, Germany

  • 2011-2014

    Junior Group Leader & SNF-Ambizone Scholarship at the Institute for Microbiology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

  • 2009-2011

    Postdoc & DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Foundation) scholarship at the Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • 2005-2009

    PhD thesis at the Institute for Microbiology, University of Freiburg, Germany and the Ohio State University, USA

  • 1999-2004

    Studied Biology and Chemistry, University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 2017

    Research Award of the Association of General and Applied Microbiology (Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie)

  • 2016

    Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

  • 2015

    „Top12 up-and coming scientists of 2015“, named by C&EN of the American Chemical Society

  • 2013

    Encouragement Award from the Swiss Society for Microbiology

  • 2010

    PhD Award, Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM, Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie), as well as Hans Grisebach Prize, University of Freiburg

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