Nick Wierckx

Prof. Dr. Nick Wierckx

Group leader Microbial Catalysis


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG)

Biotechnology (IBG-1)

Building 15.21 / Room 5037

About me

I’ve been working in science since 2003 and still greatly enjoy my academic career. My personal goal is to develop microbial biotechnology concepts that can ultimately be applied to solve real-world problems. My scientific focus is on the development of microbial catalysts for the bio-based production of chemicals, and on the fundamental understanding of the underlying cellular processes. This is achieved through a combination of metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, and fermentation technology. In my teaching and mentoring, I strive to fascinate students by showing true enthusiasm for the subject and involving examples from ongoing research.

Last Modified: 13.11.2023