Lukas Gerstweiler, mentee in the 2019 MedTech-Pharma program in SA (The University of Adelaide)

Lukas Gerstweiler finished his bachelor in Food Science and Biotechnology at the University Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany, in 2015 and passed his Master in Pharmaceutical Bio-process Engineering at the Technical University Munich with distinction  in 2018. Since 2019 he is a PhD student at the school of Chemical Engineering at the University of Adelaide.

In his research he focuses on the continuous purification of virus like particle based Group A Streptococcus (GAS) vaccine candidates with chromatographic and non-chromatographic techniques and examines the influence on the product quality and productivity. His aim is to reduce the production costs of biopharmaceuticals significantly to ensure affordable vaccines for developing and low-income countries.

Most of his weekends are spent with friends doing sports like wakeboarding and biking or enjoying his free time with a pint of beer.

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