Dr. rer. nat Carola Schröder


Research topics


  • Degradation of biomass - Improvement of efficiency
  • Activity- and sequence-based screening approaches
  • Identification and characterization of glycoside hydrolases
  • Hamburg Open Online University - Projecting innovative online lectures
  • Extremophiles - From origin of life to industrial application
  • Sustainable Biotechnology - Prospects of life science





Suleiman M, Schröder C, Klippel B, Schäfers C, Krüger A and Antranikian G (2019) Extremely thermoactive archaeal endoglucanase from a shallow marine hydrothermal vent from Vulcano Island. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, doi.org/10.1007/s00253-018-9542-z



Krüger A, Schäfers C, Schröder C, and Antranikian G (2018) Towards a sustainable biobased industry - Highlighting the impact of extremophiles, New Biotechnology; Volume 40, Part A, pp.144-153: doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.nbt.2017.05.002

Schröder C, Burkhardt C, Busch P, Schirrmacher G, Claren J and Antranikian G (2018) Characterization of a Theme C Glycoside Hydrolase Family 9 Endo-Beta-Glucanase from a Biogas Reactor Metagenome. The Protein Journal, 37


Krüger A, Schäfers C, Schröder C and Antranikian G (2017) Towards a sustainable biobased industry – Highlighting the impact of extremophiles. New Biotechnology. 40, 144-153

Elleuche S, Schröder C, Stahlberg N, Antranikian G (2016) „Boiling water is not too hot for us!” - Preferred living spaces of heat-loving microbes. Frontiers for Young Minds. 5:1


Schröder C, Janzer VA, Schirrmacher G, Claren J, Antranikian G (2016) Characterization of two novel heat-active α-galactosidases from thermophilic bacteria. Extremophiles:1-10.

Elleuche S, Esselun P, Grote R, Klippel B, Krüger A, Liese A, Ostrop M, Schäfers C, Schröder C, Antranikian G (2016) Meeting report: 8th International Congress on Biocatalysis (Biocat2016), Hamburg, Germany, 28 August–1 September, 2016. Catalysts 6, 160; doi:10.3390/catal6100160

Elleuche S, Schröder C, Antranikian G (2016) Lipolytic Extremozymes from Psychro- and (Hyper-)Thermophilic Prokaryotes and Their Potential for Industrial Applications. 351-374 in Rampelotto PH (ed.), Biotechnology of Extremophiles, Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology 1, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13521-2_12


Schröder C, Blank S, Antranikian G (2015) First glycoside hydrolase family 2 enzymes from Thermus antranikianii and Thermus brockianus with β-glucosidase activity” Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 3:76. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2015.00076

Elleuche S, Schäfers C, Blank S, Schröder C, Antranikian G (2015) Exploration of extremophiles for high temperature biotechnological processes. Curr Opin Microbiol. 25:113-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2015.05.011


Schröder C, Elleuche S, Blank S, Antranikian G (2014) Characterization of a heat-active archaeal β-glucosidase from a hydrothermal spring metagenome. Enzyme Microb Technol. 57:48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2014.01.010
Elleuche S, Schröder C, Sahm K, Antranikian G (2014) Extremozymes - biocatalysts with unique properties from extremophilic microorganisms. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 29:116-123. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2014.04.003

Blank S, Schröder C, Schirrmacher G and Antranikian A (2014) Biochemical Characterization of a recombinant Xylanase from Thermus brockianus, Suitable for Biofuel Production. JSM Biotechnol Biomed Eng. 2:1027.


Curriculum vitae


2014- PostDoc and project leader at the Institute of Technical Microbiology, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
PhD thesis at the Institute of Technical Microbiology, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany. Title: “Identification and characterization of recombinant glycoside hydrolases recovered from metagenomes for the application in biorefineries“
Diploma thesis at the Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. Title: “Characterization of a metagenome derived from glacial sediment“

Erasmus scholarship, University of Bergen, Norway


Studies in biology (focus in microbiology and biochemistry) at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

1984 Born in Essen, Germany