Jessica Lamber studied Human and Molecular Biology at Saarland University from 2017 to 2021. She wrote her Bachelor's thesis at the Institute for Systems Biotechnology (iSBio) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Wittmann. There she focused on optimizing the production of L-pipecolic acid in Corynebacterium glutamicum.
She obtained her Master's degree in Chemical Biology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2023. She wrote her thesis in the Bio Pilot Plant/ Biotechnikum research group of Prof. Dr. Agler-Rosenbaum at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology Hans-Knöll-Institut. As part of her Master's degree, she also studied at Lund University in Sweden.
In September 2023, Jessica Lamber started as a PhD student in the Microbial Natural Products department at HIPS under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rolf Müller. After genetically modifying and optimizing biosynthetic gene clusters, she investigates their production of bioactive microbial secondary metabolites. In conjunction with this, she is investigating the underlying natural product biosynthesis pathways of bioactive natural products in order to increase production in heterologous producers.