Dr Birgitta Ebert

Research Fellow in Synthetic Biolog

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
birgitta.ebert@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63189

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
  • Metabolic Modeling

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, TU Dortmund University

Publications

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Halbfeld, Christoph, Baumbach, Jörg Ingo, Blank, Lars M. and Ebert, Birgitta E. (2018). Multi-capillary column ion mobility spectrometry of volatile metabolites for phenotyping of microorganisms. In Synthetic metabolic pathways: methods and protocols (pp. 229-258) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-7295-1_15

  • Schmitz, Andreas, Ebert, Birgitta E. and Blank, Lars M. (2015). GC-MS-Based Determination of Mass Isotopomer Distributions for 13C-Based Metabolic Flux Analysis. In Terry J. McGenity, Kenneth N. Timmis and Balbina Nogales (Ed.), Hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology protocols: genetic, genomic and system analyses of pure cultures (pp. 223-243) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/8623_2015_78

  • Ebert, Birgitta E. and Blank, Lars M. (2014). Successful downsizing for high-throughput 13C-MFA applications. In Jens O. Krömer, Lars K. Nielsen and Lars M. Blank (Ed.), Metabolic flux analysis: methods and protocols (pp. 127-142) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1170-7_8

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lehnen, M., Ebert, B. E. and Blank, L. M. (2016). Development of mini-bioreactors for evolution of thermotolerance. In: Metabolic Engineering 11. 11th Metabolic Engineering Conference 2016, Awaji Island, , (674-675). June 26, 2016-June 30, 2016.

  • 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. In: Metabolic Engineering 11. 11th Metabolic Engineering Conference 2016, Awaji Island, , (419-420). June 26, 2016-June 30, 2016.

  • 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. In: , , (417-418). .

  • 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. In: Krist V. Gernaey, Jakob K. Huusom and Rafiqul Gani, 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark, (1331-1336). 31 May - 4 June 2015. doi:10.1016/b978-0-444-63577-8.50067-x