Pro3 scholarship for Judith Wegmann

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The scholarship of the Kompetenznetz Verfahrenstechnik Pro3 supports outstanding students who work on a current and scientifically highly relevant research project in their final thesis.

Judith Wegmann is among the four scholarship holders in 2023. She will conduct her final thesis in the Department of Bioprocess Engineering. The aim of the master's thesis is a comprehensive fermentation process optimization with the yeast Pichia pastoris. This yeast is used in various biotechnological fields as a host for the expression of recombinant proteins, for example for the microbial synthesis of animal molecules. With the knowledge gained from the research project, the product yield should be significantly increased through targeted avoidance of by-products, so that animal products can be replaced by microbial ones.