LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Markus Oberpaul

MSc

PhD Student

Phone: +49 641 99-37777

Email: Markus.Oberpaul@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: 708

Building: HBR58

Vita

since 2016

PHD student at the Sanofi-Fraunhofer Center of Natural Product Research

Main topic: Development of an high throughput Microfluidics/FACS driven cultivation and screening pipeline to exploit insect-associated bioresources as a source for antibiotic producing microorganisms
2015-2016 Masterthesis at the Sanofi-Fraunhofer Natural Product center of Excellence
2014–2016

Master of Science Biology at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Main subjects: molecular microbiology and immunology

Topic of the master thesis: Cultivation of termite nest-associated microorganisms as a bioresource for the identification of novel antibiotics
2011–2014

Bachelor of Science Biology at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Main subjects: molecular microbiology, immunology and biochemistry

Bachelor thesis: Isolation and immunologic-microbial characterisation of the bacterial gut microbiome of the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta

Research Interests

  • Interactions in insect-microbial symbioses 
  • Cultivation of underexplored phyla
  • High throughput screening
  • Microfluidics
  • FACS