In this episode we talk with Dennis Karthaus of IBA Lifesciences about his early science interests and pursing his PhD. His passion for marine biology eventually led him on a path to study biotechnology, where he now focuses on protein expression and purification. Specifically, tag-based purification that can help researchers increase lab productivity. But, as our guest explains, scientists should consider their specific bottlenecks and applications for the protein of interest, to determine if a tag is right for them.
Dennis Karthaus, MSc, Director, Protein Products & Assays, IBA Lifesciences
Dennis Karthaus achieved his Master's degree in Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven. In 2012, he joined IBA and became responsible for protein production in mammalian cells. Over the years, he has been leading many research and development projects in the field of protein expression, purification, and assays. Currently, he is also doing his PhD in collaboration with the Institute of Technical Chemistry of the Leibniz University Hannover. Since May 2019, he has been leading the Protein Products and Assay department at IBA.