Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate

Samed Güner, M.Sc.
M. Sc. Marcel Mayer

Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-316
Fax: +49 (0) 9421 187-310

TUM Campus Straubing
Schulgasse 16
D-94315 Straubing

Schulgasse 16, Room: 1.A10



  • 2021–: PhD student at the chair for Chemistry of Biogenic Resources, TUM Straubing (Professor Volker Sieber)
  • 2019–2021: Visiting student at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich (Professor Uwe Sauer)
  • 2018–2021: Master of Science Molecular Biotechnology, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2015–2018: Bachelor of Science Biological Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt


I specialize in studying PHAs, which are a type of polyester that can be produced through fermentation using sustainable resources. Our main objective is to discover new enzymes that can synthesize PHAs and address the limitations found in current PHA materials. To achieve this, we employ techniques such as enzyme engineering, bioinformatics, and metabolic engineering. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with our project partners, and our focus is guided by the desired properties of the resulting materials.


Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources

Schulgasse 16
D-94315 Straubing


Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-300
Phone: +49 (0) 8161 71 35 91

Team Assistant

Elisabeth Aichner

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-301