Ilka Axmann

Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Institute for Synthetic Microbiology, Duesseldorf, Germany

Prof. Axmann has been working interdisciplinary on molecular-genetic approaches, bioinformatics and systems biology of bacterial regulatory networks for more than 15 years now. In 2013, she was appointed a Junior Professorship for Synthetic Microbiology at Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, within the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS).

Her current research is aiming on smart, automated and dynamic control of synthetic metabolic pathways in microorganisms using de-novo designed RNA-devices and RNA-based metabolite-sensors. Particular focus is placed on the engineering of cyanobacteria as a future host for sustainable biotechnology.