Isabel Bator studied Bio- and Nanotechnologies (B.Sc.) at FH Südwestfalen from 2011 to 2014 and Molecular and Applied Biotechnology (M.Sc.) at RWTH Aachen from 2015 to 2017. In her bachelor thesis she investigated the gentle lyophilization of human whole blood. During her master thesis she worked on the metabolic engineering of Ustilago maydis for enhanced itaconic acid production at the Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB). In May 2017 she started her PhD at the iAMB joining the research group Tiso. She is working within the NRW-Strategieprojekt BioSC “Bio2”. The focus of her research is the engineering and strain development of Pseudomonas putida for enhanced biosurfactant production.