Biochemistry II

Fields of research

  • Protein engineering by rational design and directed evolution
  • Laboratory reconstruction of natural enzyme evolution
  • Functional annotation of enzymes

Research projects

  • Modification of catalytic activities and substrate specificities of (βα)8-barrel enzymes
  • Analysis of functional interactions of active sites in glutamine amidotransferases
  • Laboratory evolution of a simple enzyme fold


  • Texas A&M University, USA
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • EMBL Hamburg
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
  • University of Düsseldorf
  • University of Bayreuth

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