Sergey B. Zotchev


University Professor

room 2F144
tel +43-1-4277-55296
fax +43-1-4277-855296


  • Biologically active natural products from microorganisms
  • Genetics and biochemistry of natural product biosynthesis
  • Bacterial genomics
  • Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology


Curriculum Vitae

  • 1985-1991            
    State Scientific Center for Biotechnology NIIGenetika, Russia
  • 1991-1993           
    Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellow
    at the Department of Molecular Genetics, Osnabrück University, Germany
  • 1993-1995      
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • 1995-1996           
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • 1996-2001           
    Research Scientist
    Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, Norway
  • 2001-2005           
    Associate Professor
    Department of Biotechnology, NTNU, Norway
  • 2005-2015           
    Department of Biotechnology, NTNU, Norway
  • 2011-2012           
    Visiting Professor
    Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, Joint Bioenergy Institute, UC Berkeley, USA
  • since Sept 2015           
    Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna