Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Full professor at Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena

  • Since 2017
    Department Head of the BioPilot Plant at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll-Institute, Jena

  • 2011 – 2017
    Juniorprofessor and Research group leader at the Institute of Applied Microbiology of RWTH Aachen University

  • 2009 – 2011
    Research Associate in the laboratory of Lars Angenent at the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • 2007 – 2009
    Visiting research fellow in the group of Lars Angenent as a Research microbiologist of the Bioenergy Research Unit at the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA, Peoria, IL. (until Aug. 2008 at Washington University in St. Louis, thereafter at Cornell University)

  • 2004 – 2006
    PhD studies at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Greifswald, Germany. Major: Environmental and Analytical Chemistry. Advisors: Profs. Fritz Scholz, Uwe Schröder

  • 1999 – 2004
    Biochemistry diploma studies at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Greifswald, Germany. Major: Microbiology and Environmental Chemistry.

Selected publications

  • Hengoju S, Wohlfeil S, Munser AS, Shvydkiv O, Boehme S, Beckert E, Tovar M, Roth M, Rosenbaum M*, Optofluidic Detection Setup for Multi-Parametric Analysis of Microbiological Samples in Droplets. Biomicrofluidics 14 (2020) 2, 024109.

  • Agostino V, Rosenbaum MA*, Sulfate-Reducing Electroautotrophs and Their Applications in Bioelectrochemical Systems. 6 (2018) 55.

  • Schmitz S, Rosenbaum MA*, Boosting Mediated Electron Transfer in Bioelectrochemical Systems with Tailored Defined Microbial Cocultures, Biotechnology and Bioengineering 115 (2018) 2183.

  • Antonov E1, Schlembach I1, Regestein L, Rosenbaum MA, Büchs J*, Process Relevant Screening of Cellulolytic Organisms for Consolidated Bioprocessing, Biotechnology for Biofuels 10 (2017) 106.

  • Molitor B1, Kirchner K1, Henrich AW, Schmitz S, Rosenbaum MA*, Expanding the Molecular Toolkit for the Homoacetogen Clostridium ljungdahlii. Scientific Reports 6 (2016) 31518 .

  • Bosire EM, Blank LM, Rosenbaum MA*, Strain and Substrate Dependent Redox Mediator and Electricity Production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82 (2016) 5026.

  • Schmitz S, Nies S, Wierckx N, Blank LM, Rosenbaum MA*, Engineering Mediator Based Electroactivity in the Obligate Aerobic Bacterium Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6 (2015) 284.

    (2015 Best Scientific Paper Award of the Int. Soc. Microbial Technology and Electrochemistry)

  • Venkataraman A, Rosenbaum MA, Werner JJ, Winans SC, Angenent LT*, Metabolite Transfer with the Fermentation Product 2,3-Butanediol Enhances Virulence by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The ISME Journal, 8 (2014) 1210.

  • Venkataraman A, Rosenbaum MA, Perkins SD, Werner JJ, Angenent LT*, Metabolite-based Mutualism between Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14 and Enterobacter aerogenes Enhances Current Generation in Bioelectrochemical Systems. Energy Environmental Sciences, 4 (2011) 4550.

  • Rosenbaum M, Feng Z, Schröder U*, Scholz F, Interfacing Electrocatalysis and Biocatalysis using Tungsten Carbide: A High Performance Noble-Metal-Free Microbial Fuel Cell. Angewandte Chemie int. Ed., 45 (2006) 6658.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Society of Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology, ISMET

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, Two children


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