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
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.