Key Research Areas

  • Identification of new biocatalyst in metagenomes
  • Biocataslysis of oxidative enzymes
  • Optimisation of whole-cell biocatalytic processes


Since November 2009 Prof. Dr. Anett Schallmey has been heading the “Biocatalysis” Junior Research Group at the Chair of Biotechnology. The group deals with the application of enzyme-catalyzed reactions for the synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. This includes the identification and characterisation of new biocatalysts, enzyme optimization by protein design as well as preparative-scale biotransformations. The focus lies on the application of oxygenases and in the optimization of whole-cell biocatalytic processes.

From 1999 to 2004, Anett Kirschner studied biochemistry with a focus on biotechnology at the University of Greifswald. She completed her summa cum laude doctorate on “The recombinant Baeyer Villiger Monooxagenases from pseudomonas fluorescens – studies on the natural function and employment of organic synthesis” in a working group headed by Prof. Dr. Uwe Bornscheuer in Greifswald in 2007. Prior to her call as a junior professor she worked as a postdoc in the area of biocatalysis at the University of Groningen.


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