Dr.-Ing. Andreas Aurich

Contact/ Address

Dept. Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (UBZ)

for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 341 235-1758


Doris Wolst

CV / Scientific Career

since 2021

since 2005

Head of working group "Integrated Bioprocesses"

Senior scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (UBZ)


Senior scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Remediation Research

Research Topics / Research Interests

  • Development and optimization of yeast-based bioprocesses for functionalized carboxylic acids using renewable resources and waste materials
  • Development of product recovery and isolation for carboxylic acids
  • Co-cultivation of algae and yeasts for the production of carboxylic acids and biofuels
  • Life-Cycle Sustainability Assessment for biotechnological processes

Co-operations / Projects

Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater
EU Horizon 2020

Verbundvorhaben: Co-Kultivierung von Algen und Hefen zur umweltfreundlichen Gewinnung von Biokraftstoffen und Carbonsäuren; Teilvorhaben 1: Bioprozessentwicklung
BMEL über Projektträger Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe - FNR e.V.


Kołodyńska, D., Burdzy, K., Hunger, S., Aurich, A., Ju, Y. (2023) Green extractants in assisting recovery of REEs: A case study. Molecules 28 (3), art. 965

Burdzy, K., Aurich, A., Hunger, S., Jastrząb, R., Zabiszak, M., Kołodyńska, D. (2022) Green citric acid in the sorption process of rare earth elements. Chem. Eng. J. 437, Part 2 , art. 135366

Kohlheb, N., Wluka, M., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., Aurich, A., Müller, R.A. (2021) Environmental-economic assessment of the pressure swing adsorption biogas upgrading technology. BioEnergy Res. 14 (3), 901 - 909

Araucz, K., Aurich, A., Kołodyńska, D., (2020) Novel multifunctional ion exchangers for metal ions removal in the presence of citric acid. Chemosphere 251 , art. 126331

Becker, M.-Y., Kohlheb, N., Hunger, S., Eschrich, S., Müller, R., Aurich, A., (2020) Early‐stage sustainability assessment of biotechnological processes: A case study of citric acid production
Eng. Life Sci. 20 (3-4), 90 - 103

Aurich, A., Hofmann, J., Oltrogge, R., Wecks, M., Gläser, R., Blömer, L., Mauersberger, S., Müller, R.A., Sicker, D., Giannis, A. (2017) Improved isolation of microbiologically produced (2R,3S)-isocitric acid by adsorption on activated carbon and recovery with methanol. Org. Process Res. Dev. 21, 866 - 870

Jost, B., Holz, M., Aurich, A., Barth, G., Bley, T., Müller, R.A., (2015) The influence of oxygen limitation for the production of succinic acid with recombinant strains of Yarrowia lipolytica.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99, 1675 - 1686

Yovkova, V., Otto, C., Aurich, A., Mauersberger, S., Barth, G., (2014)
Engineering the α-ketoglutarate overproduction from raw glycerol by overexpression of the genes encoding NADP+-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase and pyruvate carboxylase in Yarrowia lipolytica.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 98 (5), 2003 - 2013

Białas, W., Marecik, R., Szulc, A., Ławniczak, L., Chrzanowski, L., Ciesielczyk, F., Jesionowski, T., Aurich, A. (2013) Effect of exogenously added rhamnolipids on citric acid production yield. African Journal of Biotechnology 12, 3313-3320

Aurich, A., Specht, R., Müller, R.A., Stottmeister, U., Yovkova, V., Otto, C., Holz, M., Barth, G., Heretsch, P., Thomas, F.A., Sicker, D., Giannis, A., (2012) Microbiologically produced carboxylic acids used as building blocks in organic synthesis. In: Wang, X., Chen, J., Quinn, P., (eds.) Subcellular Biochemistry, Volume 64; Reprogramming Microbial Metabolic Pathways, Part 2; Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 391 - 424

Otto, C., Yovkova, V., Aurich, A., Mauersberger, S., Barth, G. (2012) Variation of the by-product spectrum during α-ketoglutaric acid production from raw glycerol by overexpression of fumarase and pyruvate carboxylase in Yarrowia lipolytica. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 95, 905-917

Moeller, L., Zehnsdorf, A., Aurich, A., Bley, T., Strehlitz, B. (2012) Substrate utilization by recombinant Yarrowia lipolytica growing on sucrose. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 93, 1695-1702

Holz, M., Otto, C., Kretzschmar, A., Yovkova, V., Aurich, A., Pötter, M., Marz, A., Barth, G. (2011) Overexpression of alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase in Yarrowia lipolytica and its effect on production of organic acids. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 89, 1519-1526

Moeller, L., Grünberg, M., Zehnsdorf, A., Aurich, A., Bley, T., Strehlitz, B. (2011) Repeated fed-batch fermentation using biosensor online control for citric acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica. J. Biotechnol. 153, 133-137

Chrzanowski, L., Owsianiak, M., Wyrwas, B., Aurich, A., Szulc, A., Olszanowski, A. (2009) Adsorption of Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulphonate (SDBS) on Candida maltosa EH15 strain: influence on cell surface hydrophobicity and n-alkanes biodegradation. Water Air Soil Pollut 196: 345-53

Heretsch, P., Thomas, F., Aurich, A., Krautscheid, H., Sicker, D., Giannis, A. (2008): Syntheses with a chiral building block from the citric acid cycle: (2R,3S)-isocitric acid by fermentation of sunflower oil. Angew Chem Int Ed 47, 1958-1960

Förster, A., Aurich, A., Mauersberger; S., Barth, G. (2007): Citric acid production from sucrose using a recombinant strain of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 75, 1409-1417

Kamzolova, S.V., Morgunov, I.G., Aurich, A., Perevoznikova, O.A., Shishkanova, VA, N.V., Stottmeister, U., Finogenova, T.V. (2005) Lipase secretion and citric acid production in Yarrowia lipolytica yeast grown on animal and vegetable fat. Food Technol Biotechnol 43, 113-122

Stottmeister, U., Aurich, A., Wilde, H., Andersch, J., Schmidt, S., Sicker, D. (2005): White biotechnology for green chemistry: fermentative 2-oxocarboxylic acids as novel building blocks for subsequent chemical syntheses. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 32, 651-664

Aurich, A., Förster, A., Mauersberger, S., Barth, G., Stottmeister, U. (2003) Critic acid production from renewable resources by Yarrowia lipolytica. Biotechnol Adv 21, 454-455