Bernd H. A. Rehm
Chair of Microbiology
Bernd Rehm received his MSc and PhD degree (Microbiology) from the Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany), in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He continued as a postdoc at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. From 1996 to 2003, Dr. Rehm was a research group leader at the Institute of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Münster (Germany), where he also completed his Habilitation. In 2003 he was appointed as Associate Professor of Microbiology at Massey University in New Zealand. Since 2005, Dr. Rehm is Full Professor and Chair of Microbiology at the same University. He is Editor in Chief and Editor of Current Proteomics as well as is member of the editorial board of ten scientific journals and sole editor of five books. He has authored over 170 scientific publications attracting >7900 citations resulting in an h-index of 51. More than 30 patents were granted naming him as inventor.
He is the inventing founder of the biotechnology start-up company PolyBatics Ltd which R&D activities he led as Chief Science Officer. Recent studies were focusing on the use of engineered microorganisms to produce functionalized nano-/micro-structures for applications in diagnostics, enzyme immobilisation as well as antigen delivery system.