Birgit Wiltschi

Birgit Wiltschi – Head of the Synthetic Biology Group

acib – Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology

Dr. Birgit Wiltschi is the head of the Synthetic Biology Group at the Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology – acib in Graz, Austria. Her research focuses on the engineering of proteins with unnatural amino acids and the biosynthesis of these compounds. She is also interested in methods for the combinatorial assembly of multi-gene expression constructs, e.g. for metabolic engineering. She earned her PhD from Graz University of Technology and moved to acib after postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany and the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany.