LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Ina Schüttmann

Dr. rer.nat.

Local administrative manager

Phone: +49 641 972-19200

Email: ina.schuettmann@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: A 301

Building: Fraunhofer IME - Neubau


since 2013

Managing director of the LOEWE-Priority Program „Insect Biotechnology“


Postdoc, Institute of food chemistry and food biotechnology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Prof. Dr. H. Zorn)

  • Project coordination „South“ FNR project

“Baseline study of the biogenic residual material from the german food and biotech industry”

  • Organization of laboratory business

Early Stage Researcher, Institute of food chemistry and food biotechnology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Prof. Dr. H. Zorn),

  • Project coordination DBU/ChemBioTech project “First-time technical application of fungi secretomes for efficient material utilization of straw and wood residues”
  • Graduation in 2011
  • Organization of laboratory business

Early Stage Researcher, Technical University Dortmund (Prof. Dr. H. Zorn)

  • Project coordination DBU project “Fungi secretomes for efficient lignin”

Early Stage Researcher, Institute of anatomy and cell biology / department of neural anatomy”, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Prof. Dr. med. J. Herz)

  • Organization of laboratory business
  • Coordination of mice breeding
  • Stay abroad UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Molecular Genetics
2003–2004 Diploma thesis, Center of molecular biology (ZMBH), Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. med. J. Herz)
1999–2003 Studies at the University of Applied Science Münster, Chemical Engineering, focused at biotechnology

Research Interests



Prinz A, Hönig J, Schüttmann I, Zorn H, Zeiner T (2013) Purification and separation of laccases using aqueous two-phase extraction Process Biochemistry, 49 (2) , 335–346.
Schüttmann I, Bouws H, Szweda RT, Suckow M, Czermak P, Zorn H (2013) Induction, characterization, and heterologous expression of a carotenoid degrading versatile peroxidase from Pleurotus sapidus Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic,
Lenhart K, Bunge M, Ratering S, Neu TR, Schüttmann I, Greule M, Kammann C, Schnell S, Müller C, Zorn H, Keppler F (2012) Evidence for methane production by saprotrophic fungi Nature Communications, 3 , 1046.
Prinz A, Zeiner T, Vössing T, Schüttmann I, Zorn H, Górak A (2012) Experimental Investigation of Laccase Purification Using Aqueous Two-Phase Extraction Chemical Enginieering Transactions, 27 , 1–6.