Curriculum Vitae

Peter Steiner, Ph.D.

Hangenmoosstr. 6
8820 Wädenswil

born on 21. 08. 1973
in Uznach, Switzerland


Portrait Peter Steiner

Business experience

November 2004 - today


Head Production & Processes
Member of the Senior Management
ESBATech AG, Zürich-Schlieren, Switzerland

December 2002 - September 2004


Head Metabolic Engineering
Founder and member of the Management
INSILICO biotechnology AG, Stuttgart, Germany

April 1999 - June 1999

Contract work for Bioprocess development and validation
Cytos Biotechnology AG, Schlieren, Switzerland


August 1998 – August 2002

Dissertation at the Institut of Biotechnologie, ETH Zürich with Prof. Dr. J. E. Bailey, Prof. Dr. M. Teuber, and PD. Dr . U. Sauer

"Mechanisms of acetate resistance in acetic acid bacteria"

October 1993 - April 1998

Studies of Biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Specialization into Biotechnology, Degree: Dipl. Natw.

"Molecular cloning and sequencing of the Zymomonas mobilis pyruvate kinase gene (pyk) and expression of the enzyme in Escherichia coli"

September 1996 - October 1996

Language course in San Diego, USA

Basic education

April 1988 – January 1993

Scientific-Technical High School in Sargans, Switzerland

April 1980 – March 1988

Primary- and Secondary School in Schänis



P. Steiner and U. Sauer, Overexpression of the ATP-dependent helicase recG improves resistance to weak organic acids in Escherichia coli. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 63(3): 293-299. [pdf]


P. Steiner and U. Sauer, Long-term continuous evolution of Acetobacter aceti strains with high acetate resistance. Biotechnol Bioeng. 84(1): 40-44. [pdf]


P. Steiner and U. Sauer, Proteins induced during adaptation of Acetobacter aceti to high acetate concentration. Appl Environ Microbiol 67:5474-5481. [pdf]


P. Steiner, M. Fussenegger, J. E. Bailey, and U. Sauer, Cloning and expression of the Zymomonas mobilis pyruvate kinase in Escherichia coli. Gene 220:31-38. [pdf]

Last update: 25. 4. 09