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The Jülich Microbial Phenotyping Center (JMPC)

IBG-1 pursues an interdisciplinary approach in White Biotechnology combining fundamental and applied research. Molecular analyses of selected microbial cell factories combined with the development of novel analytical tools form the basis for an in depth understanding of microbial cells and single enzyme catalysts. From this knowledge new bioprocesses are being developed, focusing on the transformation of renewable carbon sources into value-added products. State of the art research in microbial biotechnology requires extensive technical platforms for cultivation, analytics and data processing.
The Jülich Microbial Phenotyping Center (JMPC) serves as technological platform for strain, enzyme, and bioprocess analysis. The JMPC operated by IBG-1 integrates these technical facilities together with a management structure which makes it easy to maintain, access and allocate our resources and to conserve the extensive know-how accumulated over many years.

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Cultivation Devices

Devices for cultivation of microbes over several scales ranging from microfluidics over microtiter plates and lab-scale bioreactors up to the lower technical-scale

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Multi-omics analytics

Omics platform including analytical devices for genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and fluxomics with a focus on quantitative methods.

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Single-cell analytics

Single-cell analytics including fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and automated time-lapse microscopy.

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Software tools

Software systems for data processing, uncertainty analysis, experimental design, modeling, simulation, and information visualization including some huge systems (13CFLUX2, CADET) with more than 100.000 lines of code.


The Jülich Microbial Phenotyping Center is managed by two group leaders:

Stephan Noack
Phone: +49-2461-61-6044
Tino Polen
Phone: +49-2461-61-6205

Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
IBG-1: Biotechnology
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
D-52428 Jülich