MAB - Biomolecular Separation Engineering

Dr.-Ing. Sarah Zimmermann geb. Nagel

  • Fritz-Haber-Weg 7
    Gebäude 30.91
    76131 Karlsruhe

CV and Publications

Scientific CV


07/2011 – present

Ph.D. student
Institute of Engineering in Life Sciences, KIT

01/2011 – 04/2011

Attachment at the Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore

Generation 3D cultivation and ECM-mediated differentiation of protein-based induced pluripotent stem cells

07/2010 – 12/2010

Attachment at the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) after receiving the Singapore International Pre-Graduate Awards (SIPGA), Singapore

Development of a high throughput platform for the analysis of heterologous protein expression in Pichia pastoris

11/2009 – 06/2010

Master thesis: “Evaluation of the role of STATs in DDR1-Signaling – Development of a reporter assay for detection of STAT activity”

Chair of Proteomics and Bioanalytics, Technical University Munich

10/2008 – 06/2010

Studies of Molecular Biotechnology, Master of Science, Technical University Munich

03/2008 – 06/2008

Bachelor thesis: “Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells from porcine somatic cells”

Chair of Livestock Biotechnology, Technical University Munich

03/2007 – 04/2007

Internship: Establishment of new DNA-DNA-hybridization techniques

Bundesanstalt für Ernährung und Lebensmittel (BfEL), Karlsruhe

10/2005 – 09/2008

Studies of Molecular Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science, Technical University Munich


Research Projects


Cell partitioning via Aqueous Two Phase Systems (ATPS) and Expanded Bed Adsorption (EBA).




Sarah Nagel, Sarah Gretzinger, Marie-Luise Schwab, Stefan Oelmeier, Florian Dismer, Jürgen Hubbuch,
High Throughput Cell Separation in Aqueous Two-Phase Systems (ATPS) - Development of a Separation Process for the Differentiable Cell Line HL-60
2nd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology, April 21-25, 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands