Prof. Dr. Olaf Kruse



department: CeBiTec, Institute of Biochemistry and Bioengineering


Bielefeld University, Faculty of Biology, Chair of Algae Biotechnology. Chair.

CeBiTec: Institute of Biochemistry and Bioengineering

Research interests

Photosynthetic micro-organisms have got the ability to utilize light energy to build up complex, chemical compounds. These cellular substances can be used for cell growth, cell replication or for the synthesis and storage of energy-rich products (e.g. starch). Certain algae can furthermore synthesize molecular hydrogen, which is an interesting and environmentally friendly alternative to today’s fuels.
We investigate the conversion from light energy into chemical energy, as well as the applied, biotechnological utilization in a number of scientific projects.
To find out more, visit the website of the Algae Biotechnology and Bioenergy Group.

Students (co-)supervised

Christian Bogen
Vimac Nolla Ardevol
Kyle Lauersen
Irena Maus