Research associate & doctoral student

Vivian Pascal Willers
Vivian Willers, M.Sc.

Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-318
Fax: +49 (0) 9421 187-130

TUM Campus Straubing
Schulgasse 16
Germany, 94315 Straubing

Schulgasse 16, Room 1.A07



  • Doctorate at the Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Raw Materials at the Technical University of Munich (since 2019)
  • Master Thesis at the Chair of Biochemistry II (2018)
    Subject: Kinetic studies of the small laccase Ssl1 from Streptomyces sviceus
  • Erasmus semester at the University of Bern in “Chemistry and Molecular Sciences” (2018)
  • Bachelor thesis at the Chair of Biochemical Plant Physiology at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (2016)
    Topic: Expression and purification of chimeric PEP carboxylases
  • Bachelor and Master studies in Biochemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf


I work on cell-free enzyme cascades, combining enzymes from different metabolic pathways to produce chemicals from biowaste or C1-Chemicals that can be derived from CO2. My focus is on the design and optimisation of these systems. In creating such enzyme cascades, I try to shorten natural metabolic pathways by introducing specific enzymes and to establish cofactor neutrality in the system. To optimise the systems, I characterise the respective enzymes and deal with possible interactions of these with other cascade components.


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