Head of the chair

Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber
Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber

Rector of the TUM Campus Straubing
Head of the Chair

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-300
Fax: +49 (0) 9421 187-310
Mail: sieber@tum.de

TUM Campus Straubing
Schulgasse 16
Germany, 94315 Straubing

Schulgasse 16, Room: 1.A04


Studies of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Bayreuth and University of Delaware, USA, Master of Science Doctorate at the University of Bayreuth with Prof. Franz X. Schmid

  • Development of an evolutionary method to increase the stability of proteins

Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, with Prof. Frances H. Arnold

  • Optimization of industrially relevant enzymes

Various positions in the chemical industry

  • Chemical and biotechnological conversion of biomass to chemical raw materials and biofuels
  • Enzymatic and chemical modification of biopolymers
  • Development and optimization of microorganisms and fermentation processes therefor

Field of work

Development and evaluation of chemical and biotechnological processes for material conversion of renewable raw materials for

  • platform chemicals
  • biofuels
  • Fine and specialty chemicals
  • Bioactive substances (pharmaceuticals, nutrition)

Methodological emphases

  • molecular biology
  • enzyme technology
  • protein chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • analytics
  • fermentation


Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources

Schulgasse 16
D-94315 Straubing


Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-300
Phone: +49 (0) 8161 71 35 91
Mail: sieber@tum.de

Team Assistant

Elisabeth Aichner

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-301
Mail: elisabeth.aichner@tum.de