First student graduates from the CLIB-GC

We are happy to announce that our first doctoral student has earned his doctorate within the CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology!

Patrick Schwientek, MSc defended his thesis on “Genomics and transcriptomics of Actinoplanes sp. SE50/110” at Bielefeld University today. Patrick was an associate student of the CLIB-GC from 01.06.2009 until 19.03.2012 and now becomes our first alumnus.

Congratulations Patrick, and good luck with your further plans!


Patrick is now a postdoc at the DOE Joint Genome Institute near San Francisco, CA, USA.