Prof. Dr. Daniel Pleissner obtained an international university and research education in Germany, Poland, Denmark, and Hong Kong. Daniel Pleissner’s research activities focus on marine biomass production in aquacultures, in particular shellfish and macroalgae, integration of microbial fermentations (bacteria, fungi, and particularly microalgae cultivation in batch, fed-batch and continuous processes) in waste and wastewater treatments for biomass production and nutrient recycling. Daniel Pleissner is further interested in developing concepts to create sustainable urban areas, and green chemical and biotechnological processes based on organic waste as feedstock. In his research, Daniel Pleissner uses innovative approaches by combining knowledge and technologies from several engineering disciplines with natural sciences. Daniel Pleissner published more than 40 peer-review articles and participated in and presented at more than 15 international conferences.
Astrid Lindner, gratuated from Life Science Engineering and holds a M.Sc. She studied the „cultivation of an isolated alga in a continuous process – Optimization of light and media regarding pigment and PUFA content“ for her master thesis, which she accomplished in Busan, South-Korea. Right now she is a scientist at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and is working on her dissertation as member of the Rhodolive project. Here, she is focusing on the biodegradation of remaining phenols in the Olive Mill Wastewater after the fermentation with R. glutinis via microalgae.