Doctoral project: Marie Kristin Peters

Marie Kristin joined our institute to start her doctoral thesis on "Enzymatic conversion of industrially relevant macromolecules". Welcome!

Anna's review has been accepted

Anna's review entitled "Towards a sustainable biobased industry – Highlighting the impact of extremophiles" will be published in New Biotechnology. Congratulations! Krüger et al. 2017

Our new paper has been accepted

Our new paper entitled "Diversity of bacteria and archaea from two shallow marine hydrothermal vents from Vulcano Island" has been published in Extremophiles. Congratulations! Antranikian et al. 2017

Microbiology and Biotechnology Workshop

Our "Microbiology and Biotechnology Workshop" will take place at TUHH on May 11th 2017 together with the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, the Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering and our guests from Wageningen University.

Master project: Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro started his Master project. He is producing and characterizing deletion constructs of an endoglucanase. Welcome back!

BTA trainees

Jessica Müller, Patrick Langer and Svenja Stahl join the institute as BTA trainees. Welcome!

HOOU project MikiE: Viktoria Janzer

Viktoria joined our team working on our HOOU MikiE project. Welcome back!

Master project: Christin Hagedorn

Christin started her Master project focussing on xylan degradation pathways in thermophilic microorganisms. Welcome!

New TM homepage online

Our new TM homepage www.tuhh.de/tm/ is now online!

Microbe of the year 2017

The halophilic Archaeon Halobacterium salinarum is the microbe of the year 2017!

Skander's paper has been accepted

Skander's paper entitled "Parallel N- and C-Terminal Truncations Facilitate Purification and Analysis of a 155-kDa Cold-Adapted Type-I Pullulanase" has been accepted for publication in Protein J. Congratulations!

Christian's paper has been accepted

Christian's paper "Complete genome sequence of Thermus brockianus GE-1 reveals key enzymes of xylan/xylose metabolism" has been accepted for publication in Standards in Genomic Sciences. Congratulations! Schäfers et al. 2017

Skander's and Caro's paper has been accepted

Skander's and Caro's paper entitled "Boiling Water is not too Hot for Us! - Preferred Living Spaces of Heat-Loving Microbes" has been published in Front Young Minds. Congratulations! Elleuche et al. 2017

Foreword to the special feature of the Extremophiles journal

Prof. Antranikian contributed the forword to the special feature of the Extremophiles journal based on the 11th International Congress on Extremophiles held in Kyoto, Japan, September 12–16, 2016. Antranikian 2017

Caro's paper has been accepted

Caro's paper entitled "Characterization of two novel heat-active α-galactosidases from thermophilic bacteria" has been published in Extremophiles. Congratulations! Schröder et al. 2017

Master project: Michael Wolter

Michael started his Master project focussing on cellulolytic enzymes. Welcome!

Student project: Friederike Vogt

Friederike started her lab project. She is cloning and expressing genes encoding hydrolases with biotechnological relevance. Welcome!

BTA trainees

Marlén-Lara Meetz and Leonie Erdmann join the institute as BTA trainees. Welcome!

Project work: Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez started his project work. He is generating deletion constructs of an endoglucanase. Welcome!

Bachelor project: Ole Machholz

Ole started his Bachelor project: He will characterize hydrolytic enzymes. Welcome!

Three new BTA trainees join our institute

Lea Cleve, Madita Heitmann and Paul Lüken started their 4-month projects. Welcome!

New Book - Applied Biocatalysis: From Fundamental to Industrial Applications

Prof. Antranikian co-edited the book "Applied Biocatalysis: From Fundamental to Industrial Applications", which will be soon published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Hilterhaus et al. 2016

Our chapter on "Robust biocatalysts - routes to new diversity" is also part of this book!

Anna's book chapter on "Robust biocatalysts"

Anna's book chapter entitled "Robust biocataysts - routes to new diversity" will be published in the forthcoming book "Applied Biocatalysis: From Fundamental Science to Industrial Applications" edited by Liese A, Hilterhaus L, Kettling U and Antranikian G. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH. Congratulations! Krüger et al. 2016

Doctoral project: Marcel Suleiman

Marcel joined our institute in March to start his doctoral project on the "Identification of hydrolytic enzymes from extremophiles". Welcome!

Iceland's thermophilic microorganisms

Skander's review entitled "Manche mögen es heißer - Extremophile Mikroorganismen in Islands heißen Quellen" has been published in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau! Congratulations! Elleuche 2016

Foreword to the book: "Biotechnology of Extremophiles"

Prof. Antranikian contributed the forword to the book "Biotechnology of Extremophiles - Advances and Challenges", edited by P. Rampelotto. This book was just published at Springer. Our chapter on "Lipolytic Enzymes" is also part of this book!

Master project: Jaqueline Schreiber

Jaqueline started her Master project: She will clone genes encoding glycoside hydrolases and characterize the respective enzymes. Welcome!

Two new BTA trainees join our institute

Alina Krull and Feline te Heesen started their 4-month projects. Welcome!

Evolutionary developmental biology

Skander highlights recent research on the evolution of the teleostei's heart. The short commentary entitled "Eine Kopie des Elastin-Gens steuert die Entwicklung der glatten Muskulatur im Herz der Teleostei" will be published in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau! Congratulations! Elleuche 2016

Iryna's paper has been accepted

Iryna's paper entitled "Is it possible to optimize the protein production yield by the generation of homomultimeric fusion enzymes?" has been accepted for publication in SpringerPlus. Congratulations! Barshakh and Elleuche 2016

A new article on robust nanobiocatalysts

Our new article entitled "Development of novel robust nanobiocatalyst for detergents formulations and the other applications of alkaline protease" has been accepted for publication in Bioprocess. Biosyst. Eng. Congratulations!  Ibrahim et al. 2016

Mazen's paper has been accepted

Mazen's paper entitled "Influence of linker length variations on the biomass-degrading performance of heat-active enzyme chimeras" has been accepted for publication in Mol Biotechnol. Congratulations! Rizk et al. 2016

2 Conferences in August/September

Extremophiles 2016
11th International Congress on Extremophiles (Extremophiles 2016), September 12 - 16, 2016, Kyoto, Japan, organized by Prof. Haruyuki Atomi. Extremophiles 2016

Biocat2016
8th International Congress on Biocatalysis (Biocat2016), organized by Prof. Garo Antranikian, Hamburg, Germany, August 28 - September 1, 2016 Biocat 2016

A new research article on alkaline proteases

Our new article entitled "Enhancement of alkaline protease activity and stability via covalent immobilization onto hollow core-mesoporous shell silica nanospheres" has been published in Int. J. Mol. Sci. Congratulations! Ibrahim et al. 2016

Three new BTA trainees join our institute

Johannes Crumbach, Margarethe Gregersen and Kerstin Stähle started their 4-month projects. Welcome!

Bachelor project: Stefan Boersting

Stefan started his Bachelor project: He will characterize starch-degrading enzymes. Welcome!

Microbe of the year

In 2014, the VAAM selected the cyanobacterium Nostoc to be the "microbe of the year". The winner for 2015 is now online!

More information online

And on Facebook

Bachelor project: Iryna Barshakh

Iryna started her Bachelor project. She will characterize heat-active hydrolases. Welcome!

The functional roles of inteins

Skander discusses recent research on physiological roles of inteins. The short article entitled "Das Intein - Ein parasitäres genetisches Element oder ein essentieller Regulator?" will be published in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau. Congratulations! Elleuche 2015

Internship: Sheela Venkatesan

Sheela joins the institute for an internship project. She will work on marine biomass degrading enzymes. Welcome!

Three new BTA trainees join our institute

Ronja Brecht, Linus Frahm and Kerstin Stähle started their 4-month projects. Welcome!

A short article on Picrophilus torridus

Skander summarizes biocatalysts with industrial relevance from the thermoacidophilic archaeon Picrophilus torridus. The short article entitled "Picrophilus torridus - Eine Schatztruhe voller industriell relevanter Biokatalysatoren" will be published in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau. Congratulations! Elleuche 2015

A new research article on alkaline serine proteases

Our new article entitled "Detergent-, solvent- and salt-compatible thermoactive alkaline serine protease from halotolerant alkaliphilic Bacillus sp. NPST-AK15: Purification and characterization" has been published in Extremophiles. Congratulations! Ibrahim et al. 2015

Bachelor project: Mahsa Attahrahietehrani

Mahsa started her Bachelor project. She will characterize thermostable hydrolases. Welcome!

Internship: Robert Domin

Robert joins the institute for an internship project. He will work on preservation and recultivation techniques of anaerobic microorganisms. Welcome!

Wael's and Immo's paper has been accepted

Wael's and Immo's paper entitled "High-temperature biogas reactors to treat stillage from an industrial bioethanol process: Metabolic and microbial characterization" has been accepted in Eng. Life Sci. Congratulations! Sabra et al. 2015

A new review article in Current Opinion in Microbiology

Our review article entitled "Exploration of extremophiles for high temperature biotechnological processes" has been accepted for publication in Curr. Opin. Microbiol. Congratulations! Elleuche et al. 2015

Mara's paper has been accepted

Mara's paper entitled "Fast and reliable production, purification and characterization of heat-stable, bifunctional enzyme chimeras" has been accepted for publication in AMB Express. Congratulations! Neddersen and Elleuche 2015

Bachelor project: Inge Heuschkel

Inge Heuschkel joins the institute for her Bachelor project. She will characterize macroalgae-degrading enzymes. Welcome!

Amélie's paper has been accepted

Amélie's paper entitled "A hydrolase-based reporter system to uncover the protein splicing performance of an archaeal intein" has been accepted in Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Congratulations! von der Heyde et al. 2015

Caro's paper has been accepted

Caro's and Saskia's paper entitled "First glycoside hydrolase family 2 enzymes from Thermus antranikianii and Thermus brockianus with β-glucosidase activity" has been accepted for publication in Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. Congratulations! Schröder et al. 2015 

A book chapter on "Lipolytic Extremozymes"

Skander's and Caro's book chapter "Lipolytic Extremozymes from Psychro- and (Hyper-)Thermophilic Prokaryotes and their Potential for Industrial Applications" will be published in the forthcoming book "Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology Vol. 1: Biotechnology of Extremophiles" edited by PH Rampelotto. Congratulations! Elleuche et al. 2016 

Bachelor project: Sara Binder

Sara Binder joins the institute for her Bachelor project. She will characterize starch-degrading enzymes from metagenomes. Welcome!

Two new BTA trainees join our institute

Anna Gußmann and Melina Mohrdick started their 4-month projects. Welcome!

Doctoral project: Philip Busch

Philip starts his doctoral project on the "Identification of hydrolases from extremophiles". Welcome!

Our paper on pullulanases has been accepted

Our paper entitled "Cloning, expression and characterization of the recombinant cold-active type-I pullulanase from Shewanella arctica" has been accepted for publication in J. Mol. Catal. B Enz. Congratulations! Elleuche et al. 2015

Farah's paper on a serine-protease has been accepted

Farah's paper entitled "Characterization of a new, recombinant thermo-active subtilisin-like serine protease derived from Shewanella arctica" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic. Congratulations! Qoura et al. 2015

Student project: Iryna Barshakh

Iryna starts her lab project. She will generate heat-stable fusion chimeras for the efficient degradation of cellulolytic biomass. Welcome!

Christian's book chapter on "Heat-active Biocatalysts"

Christian's book chapter entitled "Biochemical Properties and Applications of Heat-active Biocatalysts" will be published in "Thermophilic Microorganisms, Publ. Caister Academic Press, Ed. Fu-Li Li". Congratulations! Schäfers et al. 2015

BTA trainee

Jana Käfer joins our institute as BTA traninee. Welcome!

Skander's review on fusion enzymes has been accepted

Skander's review entitled "Bringing functions together with fusion enzymes - From nature's inventions to biotechnological applications" has been accepted for publication in Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Elleuche 2015

A description of LE-cloning in Laborjournal

Skander explains how to fuse multiple genes by step-wise ligation into an expression vector. The LE-cloning has been developed in our lab to produce multifunctional biomass degrading enzymes. Elleuche 2014 

Student projects: Alexandra Mattern and Victoria Janzer

Alexandra and Victoria started their lab projects. Both are cloning and expressing genes encoding hydrolases with biotechnological relevance. Welcome!

New BTA applicants join our institute

Extremophiles Special Issue

A Special Issue on "Topics of the International Congress of Extremophiles" has been published in the journal Extremophiles. Chief-Editor G. Antranikian and Managing Editors H. Atomi and A. Oren were supported by Guest Editors E. Bonch-Osmolovskaya, H. Santos and M. Adams to collect articles covering hot topics in the field of Extremophiles. Research articles and reviews were written by invited speakers of the "10th International Conference on Extremophiles" to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

2 Congresses in September

Extremophiles 2014
10th International Congress on Extremophiles (Extremophiles 2014), September 7 - 11, 2014, Saint Petersburg, Russia, organized by Prof. Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya. Extremophiles 2014

Biocat2014
7th International Congress on Biocatalysis (Biocat2014), organized by Prof. Garo Antranikian, Hamburg, Germany, August 31 - September 4, 2014 Biocat2014

Mazen's paper has been accepted

Mazen's paper entitled "Generating bifunctional fusion enzymes composed of heat-active endoglucanase (Cel5A) and endoxylanase (XylT)" has been accepted in Biotechnology Letters. Congratulations! Rizk et al. 2015

Farah's paper has been accepted

Farah's paper entitled "Purification and characterization of a cold-adapted pullulanase from a psychrophilic bacterial isolate" has been accepted for publication in the Extremophiles. Congratulations! Qoura et al. 2014

Barbara's paper has been accepted

Barbara's paper entitled "Carbohydrate-active enzymes identified by metagenomic analysis of deep-sea sediment bacteria" has been accepted to the Extremophiles. Congratulations! Klippel et al. 2014

Master project Hari Spandana Kadimesetty

Hari Spandana Kadimesetty started her Master's project. She is cloning and expressing genes encoding biomass-degrading enzymes. Welcome!

Tabea's paper has been accepted

Tabea's paper entitled "Design and establishment of a vector system that enables production of multifusion proteins and easy purification by a two-step affinity chromatography approach" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Microbiological Methods. Congratulations! Marquardt et al. 2014

Immo's paper has been accepted

Immo's paper entitled "Microbial community composition and dynamics in high temperature biogas reactors using industrial bioethanol waste as substrate" has been accepted for publication in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Congratulations! Röske et al.

Special Issue Paper - JSM Biotechnol. Biomed. Eng.

Farah's paper "The psychrophile Shewanella arctica sp. nov: A new source of industrially important enzyme systems" has been accepted for publication in JSM Biotechnol. Biomed. Eng. Congratulations! Qoura et al. 2014

Saskia's paper has been accepted

Saskia's paper entitled "Biochemical characterization of a recombinant xylanase from Thermus brockianus, suitable for biofuel production" has been accepted for publication in JSM Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations! Blank et al. 2014

BTA trainees

Virgina Fredersdorf, Ann-Kathrin Holtzmann and Jan-Hendrik Klintworth join the institute as BTA trainees. Welcome!

Bachelor project Leonard Francke

Leonard Francke joins the institute for his Bachelor project. He will produce and characterize enzymes from thermophiles. Welcome!

Review in Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Our review "Extremozymes - biocatalysts with unique properties from extremophilic microorganisms" has been accepted in Current Opinion in Biotechnology! Elleuche et al. 2014

Bachelor project Henning Lübberding

Henning Lübberding started his Bachelor project. He is cloning and expressing genes encoding biomass-degrading enzymes. Welcome!

New Flyer

Our new flyer is available!! Flyer 

Alex's paper has been accepted

Alex's paper entitled "Isolation and biochemical characterization of a glucose dehydrogenase from a hay infusion metagenome" has been accepted in PLOSone. Congratulations! Basner et al. 2014

Bachelor project and BTA trainee

Judith Bartels joins the institute as BTA trainee. Welcome!

Jana Villbrandt started her Bachelor project. She is cloning and characterizing cold-active hydrolases. Welcome!

Caro's paper has been accepted

Caro's paper entitled "Characterization of a heat-active archaeal beta-glucosidase from a hydrothermal spring metagenome" has been accepted in Enz. Microb. Technol. Congratulations! Schröder et al. 2014

Bachelor project Johanna Rodriguez

Johanna Rodriguez started her Bachelor project. She is constructing metagenomic libraries from psychrophiles. Welcome!

Mahsa Attahrahietehrani's project has started

Mahsa Attahrahietehrani started her practical project entitled: "Intein-mediated cyclization of model proteins". Welcome!

Disputation Immo Röske in April

Immo Röske will give his talk entitled: "Mikrobiologische Charakterisierung und populationsdynamische Analysen von Biogasreaktoren zur Vergärung von Dünnschlempe im Hochtemperaturbetrieb". April 25th, 09.30 Uhr, Building: F (NIT), KAS 12, Room E08