Patzsch, Katja Dr.-Ing.

Industrial Biotechnology | Bioprocess Scale-up

Dr. Katja Patzsch has been acting head of the Innovation Field Industrial Biotechnology since 2020 and group leader of the Bioprocess scale-up since 2012. She studied biochemical engineering at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and holds a PhD in engineering. 2009 she joined Fraunhofer IGB and was supporting the construction of the Fraunhofer CBP as well as the engineering and building/constructing phase of the biotechnological equipment. She gained her technical experience in the field of development and scale-up of bioprocess technologies including up- and downstream processing.

    • Development and scale-up of biotechnological processes
    • Fermentation and biocatalysis
    • Enzyme production
    • Downstream processing
  • Professional career

    2020 – 2021 Head of Innovation Field Industrial Biotechnology (acting), Fraunhofer CBP, Leuna, Germany
    2012 – 2022 Group manager of Bioprocess scale-up at Fraunhofer CBP, Leuna, Germany
    2005 – 2009 Research associate at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Project title Project title long Funding source Period
    FeruBase Customized microorganisms for the production of ferulic acids as a precursor of high-quality plant products BMBF February 2020 – January 2023
    IBISBA 1.0 Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator EU December 2017 – May 2022
    FDCAzymes Lignocellulose‑based enzymes for the conversion of 5‑hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5‑furanedicarboxylic acid BMBF June 2017 – May 2020
    2GEnzymes Enzymes for 2G Sugars BMEL June 2016 – May 2019
    KomBiChemPro fine and platform chemicals from wood by combined chemical‑biotechnological processes BMBF November 2015 – May 2018
    BioQED Quod Erat Demonstrandum: Large scale demonstration for the bio‑based bulk chemicals BDO and IA aiming at cost reduction and improved sustainability EU Januar 2014 – Dezember 2017
    BioConSepT Integration of Bio‑Conversion and Separation Technology for the production and application of platform chemicals from 2nd generation biomass EU January 2012 – December 2015
  • Jahr
    Publication Type
    2021 Platform and fine chemicals from woody biomass: Demonstration and assessment of a novel biorefinery
    Nitzsche, R.; Gröngröft, A.; Köchermann, J.; Meisel, K.; Etzold, H.; Verges, Marlen; Bachmann, J.; Leschinsky, Moritz; Saake, B.; Torkler, Sandra; Rößiger, B.; Patzsch, Katja; Pufky-Heinrich, D.; Unkelbach, Gerd
    Journal Article
    2020 Determining different impact factors on the xylonic acid production using Gluconobacter oxydans DSM 2343
    Hahn, T.; Torkler, S.; Bolt, R. van der; Gammel, N.; Hesse, M.; Möller, A.; Preylowski, B.; Hubracht, V.; Patzsch, K.; Zibek, S.
    Journal Article
    2015 Integrierte Bioproduktion - Pflanzliche Öle für die chemische Industrie
    Torkler, Sandra; Haitz, Fabian; Zibek, Susanne; Patzsch, Katja; Hirth, Thomas
    Journal Article
    2015 Vom Schüttelkolben in die Pilotanlage: Enzymherstellung in Hefen
    Werner, Nicole; Vater, B.; Elter, T.; Patzsch, K.; Zibek, S.
    Journal Article
    2014 Herstellung von Enzymen - Maßstabsübertragung vom Laborprozess zur Pilotanlage
    Helber, Nicole; Vater, Björn; Haitz, Fabian; Torkler, Sandra; Patzsch, Katja; Zibek, Susanne
    Journal Article
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