Congratulations to Martin Thiele for his successful PhD defense!


It is our pleasure to announce that our PhD fellow Martin Thiele successfully defended his doctoral thesis on December 14th in the presence of his family, friends and colleagues.

His work "Boosting the performance of a protease with polymers and surfactants" includes the incorporation of a protease into dynamic nanoreactors, which were made of electrostatically bridged like-charged surfactants and polyelectrolytes. The mechanism of "bridging association" discovered in his work proposes a redesign of surfactant/polymer/enzyme formulations of modern detergents. Furthermore, Martin investigated the molecular understanding of polyelectrolyte-enzyme complexes which boost enzymatic activity in multi-component systems. His outstanding scientific achievements were published in Angewandte Chemie and ACS Catalysis.

Martin worked in the division of Computational Biology under the supervision of Dr. Mehdi Davari.

Congratulations and all the best for your future, Martin!


Impressions of Martin Thiele`s PhD Defence