Dr. Gert Weber

Dr. Gert Weber

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Dr. Gert Weber obtained his Ph. D. degree in Biology at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry in the department of Cellular Biochemistry through the University of Göttingen in 2008. His Ph. D. thesis was followed by a postdoc at FU Berlin in the group Structural Biochemistry until 2016. He then led the group of Macromolecular Structural Biology at the University of Greifswald as interim professor from 2016 - 2017. Since 2018, he is lecturer for Bioinformatics at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven.

In 2019 Gert Weber joined Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) where he initiated environmental biotechnology as a research topic at based on long-standing experience with biochemistry, biotechnology, structural biology and bioinformatics including AI-based protein design. At HZB, his projects focus on biotechnological solutions to bioremediation challenges (like plastic degrading enzymes) and also micro- and nanoplastic contaminant detection. A second, recent topic is the production of protein-based sustainable food colorants. Gert Weber has authored 40 publications with an H-index of 21 (Publons) and edited one book.

Since 2020, he is co-founder and CEO of Proteolutions UG (haftungsbeschränkt), a Berlin-based company that specializes on DNA sequence optimization and other bioinformatics on-demand services via a website. For Proteolutions, he has filed one patent (pending) on an innovative method to calculate synthetic DNA sequences for efficient heterologous protein production.