Research Associate / PhD Student

Portrait M. Sc. Jennifer Borger
Jennifer Borger, M. Sc.

Research Associate / PhD Student

Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-437

TUM Campus Straubing
Uferstraße 53
94315 Straubing

Uferstraße 53, Room: 02.3505.113

Employment History
Since 10/2022
PhD Student & Research Associate, Professorship for Bioprocess Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability
03/2019 – 01/2020
Student Assistant, Department of Life Sciences, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
10/2020 – 10/2022
Master of Science in Chemical Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich, Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability
Thesis: “Process development for exopolysaccharide characterization and succinate production using Vibrio natriegens
10/2017 – 10/2020
Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Thesis: “Verification of the activity of human Parvulin 14 and human Parvulin 17 with a protease-coupled cis/trans isomerase assay”
08/2007 – 06/2011
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, Gettysburg College
research project

A part of The Synergy Fuels project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport. The development of bacterial strains and process methods to produce isobutanol from industrial waste streams, specifically using wheat straw hydrolysate provided by Clariant AG is one of the aspects of the project. The purpose of the work is to develop a more sustainable route for isobutanol production using different strains of Corynebacterium glutamicum. Additionally, testing, development and establishing of in-situ product removal methods is also another aspect of focus in the research.


Professorship Bioprocess Engineering

Uferstraße 53
94315 Straubing


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zavrel

Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-440


Nadine Piendl

Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-441