Johannes Lambrecht


Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Lambrecht
Doctoral Researcher

Working Group Flow Cytometry

Department of
Environmental Microbiology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ

Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Phone +49 341 235-1335

Johannes Lambrecht

CV / Scientific Career

since 2015

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

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. To maintain sustainability and economic feasibility, the proposed alternatives will need to utilize the diverse catalytic capabilities of microbial communities to handle a wide range of complex Biomass streams like municipal and agricultural biowaste.

The online monitoring and control of the microbial community, integral to future bioprocesses, will therefore likely be a key technology in the described transition of the economic system.

By applying high throughput flow cytometric single cell analysis to the biogas technology and its most promising feature for future energy concepts, its flexible provision, we aim to develop commonly applicable "community sensors" for use in low latency process control loops.