My Work


insilicologo.jpg (4344 bytes)    I am currently working at INSILICO biotechnology GmbH in Stuttgart as leader of the Metabolic Engineering group.
Our company is one of the first systems biology companies that develops computational tools and experimental procedures to accelerate drug and bioprocess development.

INSILICO biotechnology team

Before it, I did my PhD stuties in Biotechnology at the Institute of Biotechnology (ETH Zürich). My research project was focused on the examination of acetate resistance in bacteria.


P. Steiner and U. Sauer (2003). Overexpression of the ATP-dependent helicase RecG improves resistance to weak organic acids in Escherichia coli. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. in press. [Medline]

P. Steiner and U. Sauer (2003). Long-term continuous evolution of acetate resistant Acetobacter aceti. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 84: 40-44. [Medline]

P. Steiner (2002) Mechanisms of acetate resistance in acetic acid bacteria. Diss. ETH Zürich, Nr. 14790

P. Steiner & U. Sauer (2001). Proteins induced during adaptation of Acetobacter aceti to high acetate concentration. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 67: 5474-5481. [Medline]

P. Steiner, M. Fussenegger, J. E. Bailey, and U. Sauer (1998). Cloning and expression of the Zymomonas mobilis pyruvate kinase in Escherichia coli. Gene 220: 31-38. [Medline]

Labpics of my previous work at the ETH:
  • My former lab

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  • The fermenter lab, where I cultivate all kinds of bugs.

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Work related links

  • NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology Information

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