On March 1st, Thomas Bley celebrates his 60th birthday. Bley is Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley journal Engineering in Life Sciences and a member of the DECHEMA task force “Measurement and Controlling in Biotechnology”.
Bley studied mathematics at the Technischen Universität Dresden, Germany, before moving to Institute of Biotechnology at the Academy of Science of the GDR (German Democratic Republic) in Leipzig. His work focused on biosignals and biotechnology and in 1996 he was made Professor of Bioprocess Engineering at the Technischen Universität Dresden.
His current research concerns the modeling and controlling of bioprocesses, biocatalysis in heterogeneous systems, plant cells in bioreactors along with his ongoing interests in white biotechnology, biomonitoring and biosignaling.
Recent articles by Thomas Bley:
- Editorial: Call for a knowledge-based bio-economy in life science engineering
Eng. Life Sci. 2011, 11(1), 5.
- Screening of Kluyveromyces strains for the production of ethyl acetate: Design and evaluation of a cultivation system
C. Löser, T. Urit, F. Nehl, T. Bley,
Eng. Life Sci. 2011.
- Biosensor online control of citric acid production from glucose by Yarrowia lipolytica using semicontinuous fermentation
L. Moeller, M. Grünberg, A. Zehnsdorf, B. Strehlitz, T. Bley,
Eng. Life Sci. 2010, 10(4), 311–320.