CV Prof. Dr. Jens Schrader


Prof. Dr. Jens Schrader
DECHEMA Research Institute
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main



Short Biography

  • Born 28.04.1966 in Peine

  • Study of biotechnology and Diploma at Technische Universität Braunschweig

  • Diploma (MSc) thesis prepared at Bayer AG, Central Research, Leverkusen

  • Doctoral thesis at DECHEMA e.V.; doctorate conferred by Universität Dortmund, (1998)

  • Since 1999 scientist in the Biochemical Engineering Research Group at the Karl Winnacker Institute of DECHEMA e.V.

  • Nov 2001 - June 2002 research stay at University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Head of Biochemical Engineering workgroup at DECHEMA Karl-Winnacker Institute since 2006
  • Habilitation in Biotechnology at the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2009
  • Deputy Head of Karl-Winnacker Institute since January 2010
  • Member of the Executive Board of the foundation DECHEMA Research Institute since March 2012
  • Appointment as Professor Extraordinarius at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, in 2014
  • Executive Director of the foundation since March 2017




Research Focus

  • Biotechnology of natural flavours and terpenes

  • Integrated bioprocesses


Teaching experience

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Molecular Bio Sciences



  • DECHEMA e.V.
  • Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM)
  • European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB), Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section (EBBS) Board
  • Deutsche Industrieforschungsgemeinschaft Konrad Zuse e.V. - Member of the Innovation Council and of the Senate
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