New coworkers


New PhD fellow: Subrata Pramanik

Subrata Pramanik Biotec

Subrata Pramanik starts as a PhD fellow in the Schwaneberg group on April 3rd, 2017 and is a part of the Computational Biology sub-division. His PhD project is a seed fund dealing with the structural and kinetic modeling of inhibitory ADAM10 and 17 in inflammation using empirical as well as simulation techniques.


New PostDoc: Richard Meurer

Richard Meurer Biotec

Richard Meurer has joined the group on March 1st as PostDoc. His current research topic is the development of in vitro high throughput screening platforms for directed evolution and cell-free metagenomics – iVDT2.


New PostDoc: Dr. Christoph Gertler

Christoph Gertler Biotec

Dr. Christoph Gertler just joined the Schwaneberg team as PostDoc on the 1st of February, 2017. He assists in the publication activity, organizes industry contacts and supports grant capture of the institute.


New PostDoc: Dr. Islam El-Awaad

Islam El-Awaad Biotec

Dr. Islam Elawaad is also one of the new PostDocs since February 1st. He is a part of the Biohybrid Systems sub-division, which is located in DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials. He is working on the ZykloBox project, which deals with sustainable production of cyclic dinucleotide derivatives using a cyclase toolbox.


New lab manager: Claudia Wichlatz

Claudia Wichlatz Biotec

From February 1st onwards, Claudia Wichlatz is the new lab manager in the DWI division of the Schwaneberg group. Her main duties are safety and security instruction, lab management and organization.


New PhD fellow: Ulrich Markel

Ulrich Markel Biotec

Ulrich Markel started as PhD fellow in the Schwaneberg group on January 1st, 2017 and is a part of the project Hyka-synBio (BMBF research award). His PhD topic is the directed evolution of biohybrid catalysts for the synthesis of industrially relevant commodity and fine chemicals.


New PhD fellows: Khalil Essani

Khalil Essani Biotec

Another new PhD fellow is Khalil Essani, who also started on January 1st, 2017. Directed evolution at high mutational loads is part of his main PhD project, which belongs to an ETN project called Predictive and Accelerated Metabolic Engineering Network – PAcMEN.