Lehrstuhl für Bioprozesstechnik

Dr.-Ing. Robert Heyer

Institute of Process Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Postfach 4120
D-39106 Magdeburg
Email: heyer

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems 
Sandtorstraße 1
Fon: ++49 / 391 /
Fax: ++49 / 391 / 67-11209

Bioprocess Engineering:

Area of research:

Curriculum Vitae

  • born in February 1986 in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2005 - 2011 study of Biosystems Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburgwith focus on protein analytic, system biology and process optimization
  • 2010-2011 diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in the group Bioprocess Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Reichl, Magdeburg, subject: „ Gel-free metaproteome analysis of biogas plants “
  • since 08/2011 scholarship of the “Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt” (DBU) at the Otto von Guericke University, group Bioprocess Engineering, Magdeburg (Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Reichl) in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems “

Scientific keywords

  • biogas: operation of a laboratory scale biogas plant, metaproteom analysis of biogas plant
  • proteomics: 2D-PAGE, massspectrometry, LC-MS/MS systems, rapid tests
  • bioinformatics: software for MS-spectra analysis of environmental samples


  • Püttker, S., Kohrs, F., Benndorf, D., Heyer, R., Rapp, E., Reichl, U. (2015). Metaproteomics of activated sludge from a wastewater treatment plant - A pilot study. Proteomics. (Epub ahead of print). PubMed.
  • Kohrs, F., Wolter, S., Benndorf, D., Heyer, R., Hoffmann, M., Rapp, E., Bremges, A., Sczyrba, A., Schlüter, A., Reichl, U. (2015). Fractionation of biogas plant sludge material improves metaproteomic characterization to investigate metabolic activity of microbial communities. Proteomics (Epub ahead of print). PubMed.
  • Heyer, R., Kohrs, F., Reichl, U., Benndorf, D. (2015). Metaproteomics of complex microbial communities in biogas plants. Microb. Biotechnol., 8, 749–763. PubMed.
  • Muth, T., Behne, A., Heyer, R., Kohrs, F., Benndorf, D., Hoffmann, M., Lehtevä, M., Reichl, U., Martens, L., Rapp, E. (2015). The MetaProteomeAnalyzer: a powerful open-source software suite for metaproteomics data analysis and interpretation. J Proteome Res.14,1557-1565. PubMed
  • Kohrs, F., Heyer, R., Magnussen, A., Benndorf, D., Muth, T., Behne, A., Rapp, E., Kausmann, R., Heiermann, M., Klocke, M., Reichl, U. (2014). Sample prefractionation with liquid isoelectric focusing enables in depth microbial metaproteome analysis of mesophilic and thermophilic biogas plants. Anaerobe 29, 59-67. PubMed
  • Heyer, R., Kohrs, F., Benndorf, D., Rapp, E. , Kausmann, R. ,  Heiermann, M. , Klocke, M., Reichl, U. (2013). Metaproteome analysis of the microbial communities in agricultural biogas plants. New Biotechnology 30, 614-622. PubMed
  • Hanreich, A., Heyer, R., Benndorf, D., Rapp, E.,Pioch, M., Reichl, U., Klocke, M. (2012). Determination of the metabolically active part of a thermophilic microbial community producing biogas from agricultural biomass by metaproteome analysis. Can. J. Microbiol. 58, 917-922. PubMed