Martin Schürmann is Principal Scientist for Biocatalysis at InnoSyn BV in Geleen, The Netherlands. InnoSyn is a young SME that originated from the spin-out of the DSM chemical R&D department Innovative Synthesis in 2017. Before he held the position of Principal Scientist Biocatalysis at DSM as well as various other R&D positions after joining DSM in 2002.
Before he studied Biology at Ruhr-University Bochum and performed his PhD thesis and a short Post-Doc at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Research Center Jülich in Germany, obtaining his PhD from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in 2001.
His main interests are applied biocatalysis, microbial production of chemicals and green chemistry (chemical route scouting for more sustainable production processes), especially bridging the gap between academic and industrially applied biocatalysis.