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Christian Leitner
Post-Doc, 04/17-04/18, Project OXIDISE
Tobias Obermann
MSc Candidate, 01-04/2018, Project OXIDISE
Martina Andlar
Marita Preims
Marita Preims
Photo of Daniel Kracher
Daniel Kracher
PhD, 03/15-01/17, Project INDOX
Christian Leitner
Christian Leitner
PhD, 03-06/14, Project INDOX
Su Ma
PhD, 02/14-01/16, Project BIOENERGY
Nadia Abdelbary
PhD, 10/10-03/11, Project JE_TZT
Wolfgang Harreither
PhD, 07/10-12/10, Project Biomin ACIB
Kittl Portait
Roman Kittl
PhD, 06/10-06/11, BOKU, TU Graz FP7
Christoph Sygmund
PhD, 10/10-12/11, BOKU, TU Graz FP7
Debing Jing
PhD, 03-12/09, BOKU, Erasmus MunduProgramme
Christoph Sygmund
PhD, 09/07-08/08, AB, FWF L395-B11, BOKU
Kittl Portait
Roman Kittl
PhD, 09/07-0808, AB, FWF L395-B11, BOKU

PhD Students

10. Surachai Techaoei Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2014 (Selbsterhalter)

9. Vanja Kaswurm Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011 (Vogelbusch GmbH)

Production of ascorbic acid by the 2,5-DKG pathway – an enzymatic cascade approach.

8. Daniel Kracher Jun. 2010 – Jun. 2012 (ACIB, Biomin Project 4.5.1)

Enzymatic degradation of zearalenone

7. Christian Schimper Jul. 2009 - Jun. 2012 (BOKU Grant)

Laccase action on specially modified wood fibers

6. Kawah Zahma Jul. 2009 - Jun. 2012 (FP7 Project 3D-Nanobiodevices, BOKU)

Optimisation of carbohydrate dehydrogenases for biofuel cells

5. Wolfgang Harreither Jun. 2007 – Jun. 2010 (BOKU, FWF L395-B11)

Cellobiosedehydrogenase for a glucose biosensor

4. Kitti Mueangtoom Feb. 2007 – Jan. 2010 (Uttaradit Rajabhat University)

Novel Laccases

3. Clara Salaheddin-Nasser Feb. 2007 – Jun. 2009 (AB, BOKU)

Site-directed mutagenesis and directed evolution on pyranose 2-oxidase

2. Ilabahen Patel Oct. 2006 – Sept. 2009 (Dept. of Chemistry, BOKU)      

Enzymatic modification of cellulose and cellulosic compounds

Poster prize: 24th International Carbohydrate Symposium, Blindern, Oslo, Norway, 27th Jul. – 1st Aug. 2008.

1. Prakit Sukyai Dec. 2004 – Oct. 2007 (Kasetsart University)

Immobilization of enzymes and redox mediators on solid supports and a novel regeneration system for NAD+


45. Natalia Pankiewicz   Oct. 2012 – Jun. 2013 (BOKU)
Directed evolution of M. thermophilum CDH

44. Li Ai    Jun. 2012 . Nov. 2013 (BOKU)
Oxidoreductases for biosensor applications

43. Paul Santner   Feb. 2010 – Jul. 2011 (BOKU)
Creation of oxygen converting M. thermophilum CDH variants

42. Christian Pillei   Dec. 2010 – May 2011 (BOKU)
Production and Screening of B. aclada laccase variants

41. Maider Remirez   Oct. 2010 – Jun. 2011 (Erasmus scholarship,
University of Navarra, Spain)
Development of a high-throughput screening assay for the directed evolution of M. thermophilum CDH

40. Stefan Scheiblbrandner, MSc  Oct. 2010 – Mar. 2011 (BOKU)
Electrochemical studies on maltose discriminating MtCDH variants.

39. Shima Tahvildar Khazaneh, MSc Aug. 2010 – Feb. 2011 (FH Technikum, Vienna)
Directed evolution of Botrytis aclada laccase for Os-complex mediated electron transfer.

38. Oliver Preimesberger, BSc  Jul. 2010 – Sept. 2010 (BOKU)
Characterisation of Botrytis aclada laccase variants

37. Elisabeth Maierhofer, BSc  Jul. 2010 – Sept. 2010 (BOKU)
Screening for laccases with high redox potential

36. Christoph Gonaus, MSc  May 2010 – Oct. 2010 (BOKU)
Mutagenesis of Botrytis aclada laccase

35. Terry Mastersson, BSc  Apr. 2010 – Jun. 2010 (Univ. Limerick, Ersamus)
Directed evolution of Myriococcum thermophilum

34. Lisa Inken Boitz, BSc  Mar. 2010 – May 2010 (TU Berlin, Vordiplom, Erasmus)
Optimization of a Pichia pastoris screening platform

33. Josef Schenkenfelder, MSc  Nov. 2009 – Mar. 2010 (BOKU, FWF)
Production and Purification of MtCDH variants

32. Bernadette Serro, MSc  Nov. 2009 - Apr. 2010 (BOKU, FWF)
Fast kinetic and ITC studies on MtCDH variants.

Presse Scholarship for the Master programme Umwelttechnologie und internationale Beziehungen at TU Vienna and Diplomatische Akademie. € 15000.-

31. Martina Setz, Internship, Cand. Jul. 2009 – Aug. 2009 (BOKU)
Establishing electrochemical routines at LBT

30. Monika Koroscik, MSc  Mar. 2009 – Aug. 2009 (Lodz Technical
University, Erasmus)
Purification and characterisation of Myriococcum thermophilum CDH variants

Stipendium des Vereins der Freunde der Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien: € 1000.-

29. Miriam Klausberger, MSc  Mar. 2009 - Aug. 2009 (BOKU, FWF L395-B11)
Purification, characterisation and cloning of glucose dehydrogenase from Glomerella cingulata.

KUWI scholarship 3 months – Stockholm, Sweden

28. Daniel Kracher, MSc   Feb. 2009 – Jul. 2009 (BOKU, FWF L395-B11)
Expression studies of Ceriporiopsis subvermispora and Myriococcum thermophilum CDH.

27. Fabian Berghamer, MSc  Nov. 2008 – Apr. 2009 (AB, P10, BOKU)
Enzymatic hydrolysis of milk proteins and yeast autolysis.

26. Roland Martzy, BSc   Jul. 2008 – Aug. 2008 (FWF L395-B11, Uni Wien)
Expression of Mycobacterium vanbaalenii laccase in Bacillus subtilis

25. Eva König, MSc    Jul. 2008 – Dez. 2008 (FWF L395-B11)
Rational design of linker variations in various cellobiose dehydrogenases

KUWI scholarship 2 months – Lund, Sweden

24. Alfons Felice, BSc   Jul. 2008 – Aug. 2008 (FWF L395-B11)
Charge mutants of Myriococcum thermophilum CDH

23. Melanie Narisco, MSc  Feb. 2008 – Aug. 2008 (FWF L395-B11)
Purification, characterization and cloning of cellobiose dehydrogenase from ascomycete fungi

UWI scholarship 3 months – Essex, England

22. Margarita Keinrath, MSc  Feb. 2008 – Aug. 2008 (FWF L395-B11)
Novel oxidoreductases from ascomycete fungi and site-directed mutagenesis of cellobiose dehydrogenase

KUWI scholarship 3 months – Lund, Sweden

21. Oliver Mann, MSc   Nov. 2007 – Jun. 2008 (AB, BOKU)
Purification and characterization of laccase from Lamprospora wrightii and Botrytis aclada

20. Manfred Augustin, MSc  Oct. 2007 – Mar. 2008 (FWF L395-B11)
Screening for cellobiose dehydrogenase in ascomycete fungi

19. Andrea Reiss, MSc   Oct. 2007 – Jun. 2008 (AB, BOKU)
Screening of Pyranose 2-oxidase mutants for enhanced galactose conversion

18. Gerald Posch, MSc    Mar.  2007 – Aug. 2007 (AB, BOKU)
Optimizing the production of pyranose 2 oxidase in E. coli with the novel expression systems pBAD and pCold

17. Petra Christian, DI   Nov. 2006 – Apr. 2007 (AB, BOKU)
Umsetzng von Aldosen mittels Pyranose 2-oxidase Mutanten

16. Andrea Graf, DI     Oct. 2007 – Apr. 2007 (AB, BOKU)
Screening of novel laccases from ascomycete fungi

15. Kawah Zahma, DI     Aug. 2007 – Feb. 2007 (AB, BOKU)
Purification and Characterization of a laccase from the extremophile organism Bacillus halodurans

14. Markus Auly, DI   Oct. 2006 – Apr. 2007 (BOKU)
Cellobiose Dehydrogenase aus Myriococcum thermophilum – heterologe Expression, Charakterisierung und Umsetzungen

13. Tran Thi Huyen, DI   Apr. 2006 – Apr. 2007 (AB, Lactoprot, BOKU)
Milchsäurefermentation von Molke zur Gewinnung von bioaktiven Peptiden

12. Thomas Maischberger, DI   Apr. 2006 – Oct. 2006 (AB, Lactoprot, BOKU)
Lactic acid fermentation on acid whey: growth and acid production of Lactobacillus sp.

11. Wolfgang Harreither, DI   Oct. 2005 – Jun. 2006 (BOKU, Lund University)
Steady-state kinetics of cellobiose dehydrogenase from Phanerochaete chrysosporium and immobilization of Myriococcum thermophilum CDH on electrodes

10. Johannes Zöchling, DI  Jul. 2005 – Mar. 2006 (AB, BOKU)
Directed evolution of P2O towards high conversion of galactose

9. Stefan Ertl, DI    submitted Sept. 2005 (AB, BOKU)
Optimization of fermentation strategies for the production of P2O

8. Christina Ganster, DI  submitted Sept. 2005 (BOKU)
Characterization of CDH from Cereporiopsis subvermispora

7. Oliver Spadiut, DI   submitted Jun. 2005 (AB, BOKU)
Approaching increased catalytic efficiency of pyranose 2-oxidase by genetic engineering.

6. Evelyn Dünhofen, DI   submitted Jun. 2005 (BOKU)
Fermentation, purification and characterization of cellobiose dehydrogense from Ceriporiopsis subvermispora.

5. Elvira Lackner, DI   submitted Sept. 2004 (BOKU)
Kinetic characterization of cellobiose dehydrogenase from Corynascus thermophilus

4. Martina Stückler, DI   submitted Feb. 2004 (BOKU)
Cellobiose dehydrogenase from thermophile ascomycetes

3. Christoph Gautsch, DI  submitted Feb. 2004 (BOKU)
Cellobiosedehydrogenase aus thermophilen Pilzen

2. Cornelia Jurecka, DI   submitted Nov. 2003 (BOKU)
Cellobiose-Dehydrogenase aus Sclerotium rolfsii

1. Johann Varga, DI   submitted Nov. 2002 (BOKU)
Fermentation, Reinigung und Charakterisierung der Cellobiosedehydrogenase aus Trametes pubescens und Charakterisierung der Cellobiosedehydrogenase aus Trametes villosa

Technicians (Apprentices)

4. Florian Kastner Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2014 (ACIB financed)

3. Viktoria Hell Jan. 2009 - Mar. 2012

2. Cindy Lorenz finished educational training in Jun. 2004,

working since Jul. 2004 as technician for the Research Centre Applied Biocatalysis, Graz.

1. Andrea Salamon finished educational training in Jun. 2002,

worked till Apr. 2003 on an ongoing project before becoming hired by Böhringer Ingelheim, Vienna.

Guest Researchers