Johannes Lambrecht


Dr. Johannes Lambrecht

Working Group Flow Cytometry

Department of
Environmental Microbiology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ

Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Phone +49 341 235-1342

Johannes Lambrecht

CV / Scientific Career

since 2019

Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ,
Department of Environmental Microbiology,
Research Group Flow Cytometry

projects focusing on:

· development of a Flow Cytometry Mock community

· downstream processing of medium chain carboxylates

· novel cultivation techniques based on microfluidics

2015 - 2019

Doctoral Researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ,
Department of Environmental Microbiology,
Research Group Flow Cytometry

2020 Dr. rer. nat. in Biochemistry (Magna cum laude)

PhD-Thesis title:

The community sensor – Monitoring and control of microbiome dynamics in anaerobic processes

2010 – 2015

University of Technology Dresden
Institute of Bioprocess-Engineering – ZINT

Major studies in Bioprocess Engineering
focusing on:
· Microbiology and biochemistry
· Molecular biology and biosensors
· Bio reaction- and process technology
· Cellular machines and biomolecular nanotechnology

Diploma thesis at the Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ Leipzig,
„Investigation of Microbial Community Dynamics in Biogas Plants“


European Course of Cryogenics
Dresden - Wrocław - Trondheim

Program with focusing on:
· Hydrogen – production, transportation, safety
· Helium – extraction, liquefaction, superconductors
· Natural gas – liquefaction, handling, storage

2011 - 2012

G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Freiberg
Division renewable energies / Biotechnology

Internship for seminar paper:
„Optimization of microbial water treatment in lignite strip mines and beneficiation of the accruing waste material

Supporting European Patent application
(EP 2 664 376 A1) as a listed Inventor:
“An adsorbent comprising Schwertmannite, a method of preparing the adsorbent and the use of the adsorbent for purifying water or gas”

· Bioreactor design and development
· Implementation and performance verification
· Schwertmannit beneficiation for closed material cycles

2008 - 2010

University of Technology Dresden

Basic studies in process engineering focusing on:
· fundamental physics, chemistry, electrical engineering
· engineering mechanics and construction
· metrology and automation
· thermodynamics and fluid mechanics

Current Research Interests

As the effects of seemingly unlimited, petrol based growth become more and more apparent, transition towards a cyclic, more sustainable economic system seems inevitable. The emerging bioeconomy is promising to contribute to that transition by substituting existing energy and chemical production processes with renewable resource based alternatives. The proposed alternatives can utilize the diverse catalytic capabilities of microbiomes to maintain sustainability and economic feasibility and handle a wide range of complex Biomass streams like municipal and agricultural bio-waste. 

The online monitoring and control of microbiomes, will therefore likely be one key technology in the transition towards cyclic bio-economies.

By applying flow cytometric single cell analysis to microbial fatty acid and biogas production we aim to develop a commonly applicable "community sensor" to establish low latency process control loops. The combination of these technologies could facilitate sustainable chemical production and flexible electric energy provision from a future bio-refinery.


2019 (2)

2018 (1)

2017 (1)