Prof. Dr. Thomas Noll



department: CeBiTec, Institute of Biochemistry and Bioengineering


Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology, Research Group Cell Culture Technology (Dean, Head of the Group)

CeBiTec: Institute of Biochemistry and Bioengineering, Cell Culture Technology Group

Research interest

In recent years the significance of animal cells has increased considerably. Beside the utilisation of permanent cell lines for the production of complex recombinant proteins – which had a global sales volume of more than 60 billion US dollars in the last year - new approaches to tissue engineering and stem cell biology contribute to this increasing significance due to their social, medical and economic implications. A sustaining development in cell culture technology requires an integration of functional genomic analysis and bioinformatics with the currently domineering disciplines of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemical engineering. This linkage is of decisive significance to foster the development from a predominantly experimental empiric and descriptive discipline to a model and theory based science. In this context our research group is working on rational bioprocess development for the production of biopharmaceuticals with mammalian cells and on the development and optimization of functional genomics techniques for cell culture technology.

To find out more, visit the website of the Cell Culture Technology Group.

Students (co-)supervised

Jennifer Becker
Julia Gettmann
Benjamin Müller
Armin Neshat
Anna Wippermann
Ahmed Zahoor ul Hassan