Dr. Farah Qoura

Group Leader Synthetic Microbiology

Office hours: no special times defined

E-Mail: farah.qoura@tum.de

Phone: +49 (89) 289 13007

Address: Technical University of Munich, Department of Chemistry, Werner Siemens-Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology (WSSB), Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85748 Garching, Germany

Room: CH6, Room 26209

Curriculum vitae

Since 01/2018: Group Leader Synthetic Microbiology

11/2011 – 12/2017: Project manager at the Division of Industrial Biocatalysis (Prof. Dr. T. B. Brück, Technical University of Munich, Research Center Garching)

  • Projects: Advance biomass Value (ABV), Bio@Jet

04/2007 – 11/2011: Scientist, Central R&D, Süd-Chemie AG, Munich-Germany


  • Establishing the prokaryotic microbiology and molecular biology laboratory
  • Building and maintaining a proprietary culture collection
  • Bacterial strains optimization (Libraries, HTS)
  • Bacteria genomic and metagenome libraries and screening for novel bacterial enzyme
  • Establishing and optimization fermentation processes (aerobic and anaerobic

05/2001 – 03/2007: Ph.D. student and researcher at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute of Technical Microbiology, Hamburg-Germany

  • PhD thesis: Isolation and characterization of new extremophilic bacteria; Cloning and characterization of industrial relevant enzymes.
  • Tasks: The enzymatic degradation of microbial biofilm by psychrophilic bacteria; about 200 psychrophilic bacteria were investigated for their ability to degrade microbial biofilm