From 2009 to 2013 Tobias studied process engineering at the Technical University Kaiserslautern. In his Bachelor thesis, for which Tobias joined the Microbial and Cell Physiology group of Prof. Per Bruheim at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, he characterized and compared the metabolome of human cancer cells treated with different chemotherapeutica using mass spectrometry methods.
In 2016, Tobias graduated from RWTH Aachen University with an MSc degree in Molecular and Applied Biotechnology. For his Master Thesis, he developed a computational method to determine reaction deletion strategies which enforce metabolic coupling between microbial growth and target compound production.
Since 2016, Tobias does a PhD at the iAMB. He is particularly interested in the investigation and application of “growth-laws” for in silico analyses of the microbial metabolism and the development of model-aided strain design methods for the optimization of biotechnological production processes. Tobias also works on the buildup and establishment of a mini-bioreactor system for the conduction of “Adaptive Laboratory Evolution” experiments.