Dr.-Ing Magdalena Mock

Research Group:

Applied Biocatalysis

Research Interests:

  • In vivo biocatalysis using microbial cell factories
  • Development of oxygenase-based whole-cell bioprocesses
  • Catalyst and process engineering

11/2018 - 04/2020

Scientist at the Department of Solar Materials, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

11/2014 - 10/2018

Disseration at the Department of Solar Materials, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

07/2013 - 02/2014

Diploma Thesis: Production of THCA synthase with Pichia pastoris on a technical scale, Laboratory of Chemical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund

02/2013 - 04/2013

Internship, BYK-Chemie GmbH (ALTANA) , Wesel

10/2006 - 02/2014

Studies of Biochemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University, Germany, Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur


  • Mock M., Schmid A. and Buehler K. (2017)
    Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: Development of a biocatalyst for the photoautotrophic production of value added compounds from CO2.
    2nd international solar fuels conference,
    6. – 10. July 2017, San Diego, California, USA


  • Maaß M., David C., Altmann S., Schmid A. and Bühler K. (2016)
    Cyanobacterial biofilms: Exploiting the potential of CO2 as a non-fossil carbon source for the production of high value compounds.
    Biofilms 7,
    26. - 28. June 2016, Porto, Portugal


  • Lange K., Schütz V, Czepnik M, Quentmeier A, Kayser O., Maaß M., Julsing M. K. and Schmid A. (2013)
    Biotransformation of cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) to tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) using cell free THCA synthase from Cannabis sativa.
    Biotrans 2013,
    21. - 25. July 2013, Manchester, United Kingdom


  • Rensmann L., Maaß M., Teubner N.C., Bühler B., Julsing M. K. and Schmid A. (2012)
    Enzyme titer and specific activity of recombinant human CYP450 1A1 and 2D6 in function of cell physiology in a whole-cell set-up.
    11th International symposium on cytochrome P450. Biodiversity and Biotechnology.,
    22. - 26. June 2012, Turin, Italy, http://p450-torino.it/