Dr. Guido Meurer

Executive Vice President,
Head Technology Unit
Producer Strain Development

Dr. Guido Meurer, born in 1961, studied biology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany, focusing on biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology. In his PhD thesis he studied the nature of large multi-functional enzyme complexes in bacterial fatty acid biosynthesis. For post-doctoral studies, Dr. Meurer joined the group of Prof. C.R. Hutchinson at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA, to work on multi-functional and multi-enzyme complexes for bacterial natural product biosynthesis. In 1997 he joined the Canadian biotech start-up TerraGen Diversity Inc., founded by Prof. Julian Davies as a spin–off of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, to work as a group leader employing the newly developed Metagenome Technology to discover novel biosynthetic pathways for unknown natural products.

In 2000, Dr. Meurer joined BRAIN AG to strengthen the team for Metagenome Technology as a project leader. In addition he was responsible for the establishment and organization of a team for microbial Producer Strain Development. Since 2003, Dr. Meurer has been the Head of the Technology Unit Producer Strain Development at BRAIN. In this function he is involved in the respective business development activities.

Furthermore, Dr. Meurer is responsible for the overall coordination of the strategic industrial alliance “Zero Carbon Food Print” (ZeroCarbFP), initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In 2013 Dr. Meurer was appointed to the executive committee of BRAIN AG. He has meanwhile nearly 20 years’ professional experience in Industrial Biotechnology.

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