• Dr. Marc Carnicer Heras

Dr. Marc Carnicer Heras
Bioengineering Department
Chemical Biology and Biotechnology Group
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017
Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: +34 932 672 276


2012  Uni. Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Biotechnology Ph.D.
2008  Uni. Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Advanced Biotechnology MSc
2007  Universitat de Barcelona (UB) Biochemistry B.S.

2019  Project Manager at Bioprocess Pilot Plant at IQS
2015   Assistant professor, Institut Químic de Sarrià, Universitat Ramon Llull
2012/2014  Postdoctoral Researcher, INSA de Toulouse



Biotechnology Degree: Laboratory 5: Bioreactors and Bioprocess; Separation and Concentration processes; Genomic, Proteomic and Metabolomic.
Bioengineering Master: Laboratory of Gen to Product; Synthetic Biology; Pilot Plant Workshop.


research lines

  • Utilization of alternative carbon sources (e.g. acetate, methanol) to obtain biotechnological products.
  • Optimization of recombinant protein and metabolite production using metabolic flux analysis.


relevant publications

J Delépine B, López MG, Carnicer M, Vicente C, Wendisch V, Heux S. Charting the metabolic landscape of the facultative methylotroph Bacillus methanolicus. mSystems. 2020;5:e00745-20.

Trichez D, Auriol C, Baylac A, Irague R, Dressaire C, Carnicer M, et al. Engineering of Escherichia coli for Krebs cycle ‑ dependent production of malic acid. Microb Cell Fact. BioMed Central; 2018;1–12.

LeBmeier L, Pfeifenschneider J, Carnicer M, Heux S, Portais JC, Wendisch VF. Production of carbon-13-labeled cadaverine by engineered Corynebacterium glutamicum using carbon-13-labeled methanol as co-substrate. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology; 2015;99:10163–76.

Carnicer M, Vieira G, Brautaset T, Portais J-C, Heux S. Quantitative metabolomics of the thermophilic methylotroph Bacillus methanolicus. Microb Cell Fact. BioMed Central; 2016;15:92. 


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