Ruth Freitag, since January 2003, is the Chair for process biotechnology at University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany. Her current research interests are integrated bioprocess development (proteins, DNA), bioseparation engineering, downstream processing, chromatography and electrophoresis, electrochromatography, bioprocess monitoring, µ-HPLC-MS, and microanalytical and nanofluidic systems (biochips). Freitag's former positions include being the Head of the Laboratory of Chemical Biotechnology, Center of Biotechnology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)Lausanne, Switzerland, in January 2000–December 2005, Associate Professor of biotechnology at Faculty of Basic Sciences, EPFL, in May 1998–December 2005, Director of the Institute of Chemical and Biological Process Science (ISP), Faculty of Basic Science, EPFL, in March 2002–October 2002, Assistant Professor of biotechnology at Department of Chemistry, EPFL, in May 1996–April 1998, and Postdoctoral Scholar at Institute of Chemical Engineering, University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany and Department of Chemical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn, USA, in June 1995–May 1996 and March 1990–June 1991, respectively. She obtained a Ph.D. degree and a diploma from University of Hanover, during the periods from 1987 to 1990 and from 1987 to 1987, respectively. She spent the time from 1982 to 1987 in studying chemistry at the same university. She is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chemisches Apparatewesen Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie (DECHEMA), European Society for Animal Cell Technology (ESACT), Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Neuer Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft (NSCG), Polymer Gruppe Schweiz (PGS), and Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI). Freitag is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Chromatography A, Current Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology Journal, and Polymers.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010