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Dr. Arren Bar-Even



Hofgartenstrasse 8

80539 Munich


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Role in Sinfonia

Re-wiring the central metabolism of P. putida through deep genome engineering to implant synthetic
biofluorination modules, coupling of bacterial growth to biofluorination

Key people involved and expertise

Dr. Arren Bar-Even (male). Senior Researcher and group leader; expert in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of bacterial systems. He has developed and implemented strategies for the coupling between novel metabolic modules and bacterial growth for biofuel production.