Recent Graduates

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Congratulations to our talented coworkers!

Dr. Ketaki Deepak Belsare

PhD thesis: Directed Evolution of P450cin for Mediated Electron Transfer

Graduation: 29th October, 2014

New position: PostDoc, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, USA

Dr. Tsvetan Kardashliev

PhD thesis: Directed Evolution of DNA Polymerases for Advancement of the SeSaM Mutagenesis Method and Biotransformations with P450 BM3 Monooxygenase

Graduation: 29th January, 2015

New position: PostDoc, D-BSSE, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Marcus Arlt

PhD thesis: Design of biohybrid catalysts for metathesis reactions

Graduation: 31st October, 2014

New position: PostDoc, DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany

Dr. Josiane Frauenkron-Machedjou

PhD thesis: Deciphering rationales that determine the resistance of a lipase towards non-conventional media

Graduation: 14th of July, 2015

New position: Advanced Training in "Life Science management"

Dr. Erik Arango Gutierrez

PhD thesis: Optimization of glucose oxidase towards oxygen independency and high mediator activity for amperometric glucose determination in diabetes analytics

Graduation: 19th December, 2015

New position: Scientist of downstream process development, Sandoz, Austria

Dr. Feng Cheng

PhD thesis: Protein engineering of a therapeutic enzyme arginine deiminase

Graduation: 26th of August, 2015

New position: Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioengineering Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Dr. Jing Zhao

PhD thesis: Directed evolution and computational analysis of ionic liquid resistant lipase variants

Graduation: 23rd of September, 2015

New position: Assistant Investigator, Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Christian Pitzler

PhD thesis: Novel Flow Cytometer-based Platforms for directed Evolution

Graduation: 7th of December, 2015

New position: PostDoc, Schwaneberg group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Dr. Alan Mertens

PhD thesis: Untersuchung verschiedener Ein- und Dreikomponenten-P450-Systeme für die Anwendung in der Biokatalyse

Graduation: 5th of November, 2015

New position: Strategic group development, Schwaneberg group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Dr. Nina Lülsdorf

PhD thesis: Protein engineering for polyethylene terephthalate degradation

Graduation: 26th January, 2016

New position: Technology & Process Transfer, Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG, Ravensburg, Germany

Dr. Gaorao Dhoke

PhD thesis: Computational analysis of mechanism and substrate specificity of an ADH from Candida parapsilosis

Graduation: 2nd June, 2016

New position: Senior associate scientist in Computational Chemistry, Invictus Oncology, Delhi, India

Dr. Georgette Körfer

PhD thesis: Development of a flow cytometer-based in vitro compartmentalization screening platform for directed protein evolution

Graduation: 26th July, 2016

New position: Project manager, Laundry & Home Care, Dalli Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Stolberg, Germany

Dr. Jianhua Yang

PhD thesis: Enabling directed evolution 3.0 by a promoter toolbox, casting epPCR and engineered polymerase

Graduation: 21st October, 2016

New position: Assistant professor, Tianjin Institute Of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China