L. Bortesi

Luisa holds a PhD in Agro-Industrial Biotechnology and she has been working in the field of molecular farming, using plants as platforms for the production of recombinant pharmaceutical and technical proteins, both in industry and academia, for over 15 years. Most recently, she has explored the use of genome editing technologies such as the CRISPR/Cas9 system to improve plants as production platforms.

In November 2017 she joined the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) and now leads the Molecular and Applied Biotechnology group. The focus of the group is to produce advanced BioBased building blocks and polymers by developing and engineering plants and microbes as sustainable factories.

The teaching portfolio of her group includes Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology courses at the Master Biobased Materials and the Bachelor Business Engineering.