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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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/.
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.
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!
We are currently looking for several new team members: