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13.10.2016 15:10
Inaugural lecture on November 2nd 2016, 17:00

On November 2nd,
Anett Schallmey will have her inaugural lecture at the TU Braunschweig.
The lecture will be held at Haus der Wissenschaft, Aula, 17:00.
The lecture (in German) is titled "Sind Enzyme die besseren Katalysatoren? - Biokatalyseforschung in Zeiten der Bioökonomie". After the lecture, a reception will take place at the venue.








26.09.2016 00:00
Open PostDoc position - Filled

The position is filled, thank you for your interest.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral fellow (full-time) in protein engineering and biocatalysis, starting from January 1st, 2017 for a period of 16 months. Within an industry-financed project a new biocatalytic process shall be established and optimized on lab scale. This includes especially optimization of the involved enzyme by protein engineering and validation of improved variants in preparative-scale reactions. Please refer to the PDF for detailed information. The application deadline is October 31st 2016.


05.09.2016 09:18
Biocat conference 2016

From August 28th till September 1st, Hauke, Elia, Marcus and Willem (from left) were presenting their research about lignin degrading enzymes and halohydrin dehalogenases at the biocat conference 2016. The conference is one of the largest in our field and took place at the Hamburg university of technology in Hamburg-Harburg.


23.07.2016 00:00
CarbaZymes: Enzymatic C-C bond formation with a sustainable and economic industrial focus - Progress Meeting Madrid 2016

On the 2nd and 3rd of June 2016, the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) hosted the Progress Meeting of the H2020 CarbaZymes project (www.carbazymes.com). Altogether, 40 researchers - including Willem and Julia from our group - participated representing 6 innovative SME´s, 1 industry leader in specialty chemicals and 7 outstanding academic and research organizations from 5 European countries. [...]


30.06.2016 09:27
Open PhD position - PROCOMPAS

Our group is looking for a PhD candidate in Biochemistry and Protein engineering, within the DFG-funded Graduate Research Program GRK2223 "PROCOMPAS", starting October 1st, 2016. The position is funded for 3 years. Details

Deadline for applications is July 17th, 2016.


The program:

PROCOMPAS is a joint Graduate Program of the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research on the topic of protein complex assembly and dynamics. The scientific program is supported by a tailored teaching concept, soft skill courses, an active guest scientist program as well as stays abroad.

The project:
"Engineering a novel ferredoxin for efficient electron transfer to cytochrome P450"
Within this three-year PhD project, a novel cytochrome P450 redox partner system will be studied using biochemical, electrochemical and structural biology methods for its ability in complex formation with and electron transfer to different cytochrome P450 monooxygenases. The obtained data will be further supported by mutational studies.

For online application and further information regarding the PROCOMPAS program refer to the PDF and go to procompas.tu-braunschweig.de/application


22.03.2016 11:40
Koopmeiners et al. in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Our manuscript titled "Biochemical and biocatalytic characterization of 17 novel halohydrin dehalogenases" has been accepted for publication in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7493-9).






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