People

Volker Müller - Prof. Dr., Chair (C.V.)

 

 

N240-1.06

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29507
eMail: vmueller(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest

Beate Averhoff - apl. Prof. Dr. (C.V.)

 

N240-1.04

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29509
eMail: averhoff(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest

Dr. Mirko Basen - Group Leader

 

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

eMail: basen(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest/CV

Dr. Anja Wiechmann - Post Doc

 

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

eMail: A.Wiechmann(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest: Metabolic engineering  of Acetobacterium woodii to increase the portfolio of products produced from carbon dioxide (in the ERA/Net "Industrial Biotechnology"-Project: OBAC) Genetic engineering of acetogenic bacteria.

Dr. Kai Schuchmann - Post Doc

 

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

eMail: schuchmann(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Enzymology and energetics of the autotrophic metabolism of acetogenic bacteria. Elucidation and characterization of the enzymes for hydrogen activation and CO2 reduction.

Dr. Verena Hess - Post Doc

 

N240-1.23

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29511

eMail: V.Hess@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest: Metabolic engineering of acetogenic bacteria (in the ERA-Project: NET "Industrial Biotechnology" CO2CHEM). Energy metabolism of bacteria and archaea that live under energy limitations.

Karin Nitsche - Secretary

 

N240-1.07

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29508
Fax: +49-(0)69-798-29306
eMail: k.nitsche(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Ilona Rose - Technical Assistant

 

N240-1.23

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29511

eMail: I.Rose(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Oliver Schürmann - Technical Assistant

 

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

eMail: wolinella(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Karsten Brandt - PhD student

 

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

eMail: brandt(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

The role of the FOVO hybrid rotor in the ATP synthase of Acetobacterium woodii. The established heterologous expression system is used to do mutational studies within the unique hybrid rotor.

 

Martin Kuhns - PhD student

 

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

eMail: kuhns(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest: 

Biochemistry of the Rnf complex of Acetobacterium woodii. Analysis of structure and function of the different subunits.

Marie Schölmerich - PhD student

 

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

eMail: weghoff(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest: 

Biochemistry of acetogens. Identification of the bioenergetic coupling site in the thermophilic acetogen Thermoanaerobacter kivui.

Christian Öppinger - PhD student

 

 N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

eMail: oeppinger(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Establishment of a genetic system for the anaerobic acetogenic bacterium Acetobacterium woodii.

Julia Stahl - PhD student

 

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

eMail: stahl(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Metabolic adaptation of Acinetobacter baumannii to the human host: role of phospholipases in virulence and nutrition.

Kerstin Kruse - PhD student

 

N240-1.23

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29511

eMail: kruse(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Structure and function of components of the DNA-transporter of Thermus thermophilus focussing on the inner membrane machineries.

 

Dragan Trifunovic - PhD student

  

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

eMail: trifunovic(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Purification and characterization of the Rnf complex.

Sabine Zeidler - PhD student

  

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

eMail: zeidler(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Adaptation of the human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii to desiccation: Analysis of the molecular mechanisms enabling survival in  dry environments.

Helge Dietrich - PhD student

  

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

eMail: Dietrich(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Molecular and biochemical characterization of a novel hydrogen-dependent CO2-reductase.

Lisa Hitschler - PhD student

  

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

eMail: hitschler(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research interest:

Physiology and biochemistry of bioalcohol production in Thermoanaerobacter species

 

Dennis Litty - PhD student

  

N240-1.23

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29511

eMail: D.Litty(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

 

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Silke Andresen - Master student

  

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

 

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Jennifer Breisch - Master student

  

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

 

Research interest:

Functional analyses of the glycine betaine and choline-transporter of Acinetobacter baumannii.

Laura Henke - Master student

  

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

 

Research interest:

Development of a genetic system for Thermoanaerobacter kivui.

 

 

Niklas Hirth - Master student

 

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

 

Reseach interest:

Natural transformation and biofilm formation of Acinetobacter species.

 

Josephine Hubloher - Master student

  

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

 

Research interest:

Transcriptional analysis of genes encoding compatible solutes in Acinetobacter baumannii.

Alexander Katsyv - Master student

  

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

Research interest:

Lactate metabolism in Acetobacterium woodii: transcription control and biochemistry.

Patrick Kottenhahn - Master student

  

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

Research interest:

Establishing Acetobacterium woodii as production platform: homologous production of proteins.

Florian Kremp - Master student

 

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

Research interest:

Methanol metabolism in Acetobacterium woodii: genetics, regulation and biochemistry.

Michelle Kuntz - Master student

 

N240-1.21

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

Reseach interest:

Development of genetic tools for bioalcohol-producing Thermoanaerobacter species.

 

Mats Lechtenfeld - Master student

 

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

 

Research interest:

Glycine betaine metabolism in Acetobacterium woodii: genetics, regulation and biochemistry.

 

Ngoc-Dinh Ngu - Master student

 

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

 

Research interest:

Function and structure of a novel bifunctional mannitol dehydrogenase and its role in desiccation tolerance and infection

 

Fabian Schwarz - Master student

 

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

Research interest:

Purification and functional analysis of the HDCR of Thermoanaerobacter kivui.

Lars Westphal - Master student

 

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

Reseach interest:

Establishing Acetobacterium woodii as production platform: homologous production of proteins.

 

Julia Büllesbach - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

 

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Melissa Gür - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

 

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Sophie Klein - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

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Sina Kramer - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29598

 

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Vanessa Pahl - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.23

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29511

 

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Nils Peiter - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

 

Research interest:

Role of hydrogen-dependent carbon dioxide reductase in the metabolism of Thermoanaerobacter kivui

 

Jennifer Roth - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.20

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29314

 

Research interest:

Enzymology of glycolysis in Thermoanaerobacter sp. Strain X514 and purification of an abundant alcohol dehydrogenase

 

Kim Schabacker - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

 

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Vinca Seiler - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.22

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29589

 

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Katharina Spang - Bachelor student

  

N240-1.23

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29511

 

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Patricia König - Master student

 

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

Research interest:

The role of Mannitol and T6SS in adaptation of Acinetobacter baumannii to the hospital environement.

Katharina Pfefferle - Master student

 

N240-1.19

Phone: +49-(0)69-798-29510

 

Research interest:

Functional analyses of the phospholipases C of Acinetobacter baumannii.