Prof. Dr. Sven Panke
ETH Zürich, D-BSSEDep. of Biosystems Science and Eng.
Prof. Dr. Sven Panke
Mattenstrasse 264058 Basel
The research of the BioprocessLaboratory revolves around the design of novel bioprocesses for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. We address fundamental issues in biocatalyst discovery, biocatalyst engineering and process engineering. This set of activities reflects the interdisciplinary set of competences, from engineering to molecular biology, that is required to design successful processes. This includes, in the framework of our activities in synthetic biology, our work towards the transfer of more and more engineering concepts into the world of bio”engineering”, with the ultimate goal of converting biotechnology from a discovery science into a true engineering discipline.
For a detailed overview on Sven Panke's research activities please visit our research page.
2017 Full Professor, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich, Basel, Switzerland
2009 Associate Professor, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich, Basel, Switzerland
2007- 2008 Associate Professor, Bioprocess Laboratory, Institute of Process Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2006 Appointment as Full Professor at TU Berlin; Germany - declined
2004 Appointment as Full Professor at TU Hamburg, Germany - declined
2001-2007 Assistant Professor, Bioprocess Laboratory, Institute of Process Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1999-2001 Biocatalysis research scientist, DSM Pharma Products, Geleen, The Netherlands
1999 Ph.D., ETH Zurich, Institute of Biotechnology (Prof. B. Witholt)
1995-99 Graduate research assistant, Institute of Biotechnology (Prof. B. Witholt), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1995 Diploma, Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
1993-94 Predoctoral fellow, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas (CIB-CSIC, Prof. V. de Lorenzo), Madrid, Spain
1991-93 Research assistant, Dptmt of Microbiology, German National Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF, Prof. K. N. Timmis), Braunschweig, Germany
2004 DSM Research Award
2000 ETH Silver medal
For a full overview on Sven Panke's publications please visit our publications page