Enzymatic reaction cascades

Biocatalysis & enzyme engineering

Bioprocess engineering

Synthetic biology

Automated Lab & microfluidics

Coatings

 

Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources

The Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources at the Technical University of Munich in Straubing deals with the development of chemical and biotechnological processes for the conversion of plant biomass into chemical raw materials, biofuels and fine chemicals. Protein biochemical (enzymes engineering, enzymatics), molecular biological (cloning, mutagenesis), microbiological (biotransformation, fermentation), chemical (organic synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis) and analytical (chromatography, spectroscopy, electrophoresis) methods are applied.

News

 

Dr Samuel Sutiono awarded with highly endowed Chorofas Prize

Dr Samuel Sutiono awarded with highly endowed Chorofas Prize

Dr. Samuel Sutiono (30) recently received the prestigious Chorafas Prize, endowed with 5,000 US dollars, for his outstanding research achievement as part of his doctoral thesis at the TUM Straubing Campus. The native Indonesian completed his dissertation at the Department of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber. Dr. Sutiono developed valuable biocatalysts for the production of fine chemicals.

Long distance defense

Long distance defense

Edilberto Medina Cabrera successfully defended his thesis entitled “Investigation and Optimization of Exopolysaccharide (EPS) Production by Microalgae” today. The examination took place with a time difference of seven hours and a distance of 11,200 km as the crow flies between Arequipa, Peru and Straubing via Zoom. Congratulations Edi!

Summa cum laude

Summa cum laude

Christoph Schilling not only successfully completed his doctorate at our chair, but was also awarded the highest distinction “summa cum laude” for his thesis entitled “Metabolic Engineering of Paenibacillus polymyxa DSM 365”. The Chair congratulates him and wishes him all the best for his furhter path.

The third dissertation of the year

The third dissertation of the year

Münster/Straubing. Another successful doctorate: Moritz Gansbiller successfully defended his dissertation. The title of his thesis was “Effect of exopolysaccharide structures and their modification on their rheological properties”. We wish him every success in Münster.

Successfull dissertation

Successfull dissertation

Straubing. On 18 April 2021, our former employee Hendrik Hohagen successfully defended his dissertation.

We wish Hendrik all the best on his further path in life!

TUM begins work at Perfecoat project

TUM begins work at Perfecoat project

TUM is part of the new BBI JU and EU Horizon 2020 Project PERFECOAT – High Performance Bio-based Functional Coatings for Wood and Decorative Applications
Project aims to develop and validate wood and decorative coatings with more than 25 % bio-based components. The project started May 1st 2021 with a duration of 36 months. TUM contributes their expertise on microbial polysaccharides and microbial fillers.
More information can be found on the project website https://perfecoat-project.eu/.

An excellent dissertation

An excellent dissertation

Straubing.On January 17, 2021, Samuel Sutiono was able to complete his doctorate with the title “Development of decarboxylases and dehydratases as valuable biocatalysts for the production of fine chemicals with “summa cum laude”.
We are very happy that he will stay part of our team.

Successfull PhD

Successfull PhD

Straubing. Tobias Gmelch has successfully completed his PhD with the title “Development of a cell-free enzyme cascade for the production of L-alanine”.

We wish him much success on his further path in life!

Open postitions &

new publications

We are currently looking for several new team members:

Contact

Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources

Schulgasse 16
D-94315 Straubing

Head

Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-300
Phone: +49 (0) 8161 71 35 91
Mail: sieber@tum.de

Team Assistant

Elisabeth Aichner

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-301
Mail: elisabeth.aichner@tum.de