Research Assistant and PhD student

Samed Güner, M.Sc.
Maximiliane Rau

Research Assistant and PhD student

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-287
Fax: +49 (0) 9421 187-310


TUM Campus Straubing
Schulgasse 16
D-94315 Straubing

Schulgasse 16, Room



  • Since 02/2024 PhD at the Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources
  • 07/2023 – 10/2023 Internship at MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology Marburg
    • Optimization of enzymes for the production of fine chemicals in E. coli
  • 2021 – 06/2023 M.Sc Molecular and Cellular Biology (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
    • Thesis: Engineering of a Xylulose-5-phosphate phosphatase for the production of ethylene glycol (MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, AG Erb)
  • 2017 – 01/2021 B.Sc Biologie (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, AG Reski)
    • Thesis: Genome Editing zur Charakterisierung zweier Galaktosyltransferasen von Physcomitrella patens


I am working on the optimization of enzymes to be used in cell-free cascades for the sustainable production of fine chemicals. For the optimization of the enzymes, (semi-)rational design or directed evolution will be combined with high-throughput methods such as microfluidics to cover a wide range of enzyme candidates. 







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