The Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB) of the RWTH Aachen (since 2011 led by Prof. L. M. Blank) has a long track record on microbial quantitative physiology and biocatalysis, including metabolic engineering of microorganisms for the production and purification of chemicals and utilization of biomass-derived substrates. The research carried out at the iAMB further includes genetic optimization and development of a microbial chassis for the synthesis of glycolipids. Prof. Blank’s group has extensive experience with P. putida biotechnology, including all the necessary equipment and expertise for analyzing bacterial growth and production of secondary metabolites in bioreactors. In addition, the iAMB runs an excellent fermentation laboratory, and fermentations with P. putida have already successfully been dealt with. The iAMB runs a well-equipped analytical department. Apart from three standard HPLCs (UV, RI, ion exchange chromatography) for the quantification of sugars, alcohols, organic acids, etc. they have three reversed-phase HPLC systems with DAD, CAD, and ELSD detectors. Furthermore, they have four GC systems coupled to FID, MS and triple quadrupole MS detectors. RWTH will lead the research activities detailed in WP3.