The Senior Research Group "Genome Research of Industrial Microorganisms" is headed by Prof. Dr. Alfred Puehler. A. Puehler held the Chair of Genetics at Bielefeld University since December 1979. At the end of September 2008, he changed position and became Senior Research Professor at the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) at Bielefeld University.
A. Puehler was involved in the setup of the CeBiTec. As one of the founding members he initiated the development of the Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology. In addition, he took part in the establishment of the Technology Platform Genomics which is composed of all the „omics“ technologies, namely genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. From 2004 until 2010, A. Pühler was elected as chairman of the Executive Board of the CeBiTec. In In the meantime, he was appointed as a honorary member of the Executive Board of the CeBiTec for life.
Due to his Senior Research Professorship at the CeBiTec, A. Puehler has the possibility to continue his research work at the CeBiTec of Bielefeld University.