Dr Birgitta Ebert

Research Fellow in Synthetic Biolog

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
birgitta.ebert@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63179

Overview

Birgitta Ebert studied Chemical Engineering from 2000 to 2005 at the TU Dortmund University (Dortmund, Germany) with a specialization in biotechnology and technical chemistry. In her diploma thesis at the Chair of Chemical Biotechnology (TU Dortmund, Germany) she computationally analyzed and experimentally verified the metabolic potential of Escherichia coli for whole-cell redox biocatalysis.

During her PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid at the Chair of Chemical Biotechnology (TU Dortmund, Germany), she further applied systems biotechnological approaches to understand and engineer superior whole-cell redox biocatalysts.

From September 2011 to April 2019, Birgitta led a research group at the Institute of Applied Microbiology at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) focused on the rational engineering of microbes for the production of industrially relevant chemicals.

In April 2019, Birgitta joined the Vickers Group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland. Her research interest centers on gaining a systems-level understanding of microbial metabolism and the application of this knowledge to engineer microorganisms into cell factories for natural products.

Research Interests

  • Systems Metabolic Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, TU Dortmund University

Publications

  • Nies, Salome C., Dinger, Robert, Chen, Yan, Wordofa, Gossa G., Kristensen, Mette, Schneider, Konstantin, Büchs, Jochen, Petzold, Christopher J., Keasling, Jay D., Blank, Lars M. and Ebert, Birgitta E. (2020). A systems analysis of NADH dehydrogenase mutants reveals flexibility and limits of Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120's metabolism. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 86 (11) 3819 doi: 10.1128/aem.03038-19

  • Lieven, Christian, Beber, Moritz E., Olivier, Brett G., Bergmann, Frank T., Ataman, Meric, Babaei, Parizad, Bartell, Jennifer A., Blank, Lars M., Chauhan, Siddharth, Correia, Kevin, Diener, Christian, Dräger, Andreas, Ebert, Birgitta E., Edirisinghe, Janaka N., Faria, José P., Feist, Adam M., Fengos, Georgios, Fleming, Ronan M. T., García-Jiménez, Beatriz, Hatzimanikatis, Vassily, van Helvoirt, Wout, Henry, Christopher S., Hermjakob, Henning, Herrgård, Markus J., Kaafarani, Ali, Kim, Hyun Uk, King, Zachary, Klamt, Steffen, Klipp, Edda ... Zhang, Cheng (2020). Publisher Correction: MEMOTE for standardized genome-scale metabolic model testing. Nature Biotechnology, 38 (4), 504-504. doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0477-4

  • Lieven, Christian, Beber, Moritz E., Olivier, Brett G., Bergmann, Frank T., Ataman, Meric, Babaei, Parizad, Bartell, Jennifer A., Blank, Lars M., Chauhan, Siddharth, Correia, Kevin, Diener, Christian, Dräger, Andreas, Ebert, Birgitta E., Edirisinghe, Janaka N., Faria, José P., Feist, Adam M., Fengos, Georgios, Fleming, Ronan M. T., García-Jiménez, Beatriz, Hatzimanikatis, Vassily, van Helvoirt, Wout, Henry, Christopher S., Hermjakob, Henning, Herrgård, Markus J., Kaafarani, Ali, Kim, Hyun Uk, King, Zachary, Klamt, Steffen, Klipp, Edda ... Zhang, Cheng (2020). MEMOTE for standardized genome-scale metabolic model testing. Nature Biotechnology, 38 (3), 272-276. doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0446-y

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Publications

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Conference Publication

  • Lehnen, M., Ebert, B. E. and Blank, L. M. (2016). Development of mini-bioreactors for evolution of thermotolerance. 11th Metabolic Engineering Conference 2016, Awaji Island, Japan, 26 - 30 June, 2016. New York, NY, United States: AIChE.

  • Tokic, M., Hadadi, N., Ataman, M., Miskovic, L., Neves, P., Ebert, B. E., Blank, L. M. and Hatzimanikatis, V. (2016). Discovery and evaluation of novel pathways for production of the second generation of biofuels. 11th Metabolic Engineering Conference 2016, Awaji Island, Japan, 26 - 30 June, 2016. New York, NY, United States: AIChE.

  • Ebert, B. E., Czarnotta, E., Walter, K., Knuf, C., Maury, J., Jacobsen, S. A., Lewandowski, A., Polakowski, T., Lang, C., Forster, J. and Blank, L. M. (2016). Metabolic engineering of saccharomyces cerevisiae for cyclic terpenoid production. 11th Metabolic Engineering Conference 2016, Awaji Island, Japan, 26 - 30 June, 2016. New York, NY, United States: AIChE.

  • Ulonska, Kirsten, Ebert, Birgitta E., Blank, Lars M., Mitsos, Alexander and Viell, Jörn (2015). Systematic screening of fermentation products as future platform chemicals for biofuels. 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark, 31 May - 4 June 2015. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-444-63577-8.50067-x