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Dr. Rohan Karande

Tel.: +49-341-235 48 22 71
Mail: rohan.karande@ufz.de


Working Group:

Catalytic Biofilms

Research Interests

I am fascinated by Nature`s designs as I believe similar principles can be used to solve numerous engineering issues. Nature`s solutions strongly motivate my research work for the application of miniaturization concepts for bioreactor development and their scale-up. I am currently working on developing a process idea based on a multistep reaction sequence using oxygenases to convert volatile, hydrophobic and toxic compounds. Additionally, I am part of a project developing efficient photobioreactors for the utilization of solar radiation and carbon dioxide for biomass generation and consequently biomaterial production.


since 2014

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

2012 - 2014

Post-doctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Chemical Biotechnology,
TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

2007 - 2012

Dissertation at the Laboratory of Chemical Biotechnology,
TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

2004 - 2007

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M. Sc.) with specialization in Biochemical Engineering
TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

1999 - 2003

Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (B.E)
Shivaji University (P.V.P Institute of Technology), Kolhapur, India

Index:

2019 (3)
2018 (1)
2016 (2)
2015 (3)

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2019 (3)

  • Heuschkel, I., Hoschek, A., Schmid, A., Bühler, B., Karande, R., Bühler, K., (2019):
    Data on mixed trophies biofilm for continuous cyclohexane oxidation to cyclohexanol using Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
    Data in Brief 25 , art. 104059
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  • Hoschek, A., Heuschkel, I., Schmid, A., Bühler, B., Karande, R., Bühler, K., (2019):
    Mixed-species biofilms for high-cell-density application of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 in capillary reactors for continuous cyclohexane oxidation to cyclohexanol
    Bioresour. Technol. 282 , 171 - 178
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  • Hoschek, A., Toepel, J., Hochkeppel, A., Karande, R., Bühler, B., Schmid, A., (2019):
    Light‐dependent and aeration‐independent gram‐scale hydroxylation of cyclohexane to cyclohexanol by CYP450 harboring Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
    J. Biotechnol.
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2018 (1)

  • Karande, R., Salamanca, D., Schmid, A., Buehler, K., (2018):
    Biocatalytic conversion of cycloalkanes to lactones using an in-vivo cascade in Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120
    Biotechnol. Bioeng. 115 (2), 312 - 320
    final draft (pdf)
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2016 (2)

  • Halan, B., Karande, R., Buehler, K., Schmid, A., (2016):
    Catalytic Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120ΔC biofilms thrive in a continuous pure styrene generated by multiphasic segmented flow in a capillary microreactor
    J. Flow Chem. 6 (1), 39 - 42
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  • Karande, R., Schmid, A., Buehler, K., (2016):
    Applications of multiphasic microreactors for biocatalytic reactions
    Org. Process Res. Dev. 20 (2), 361 - 370
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2015 (3)

  • Karande, R., Debor, L., Salamanca, D., Bogdahn, F., Engesser, K.-H., Buehler, K., Schmid, A., (2015):
    Continuous cyclohexane oxidation to cyclohexanol using a novel cytochrome P450 monooxygenase from Acidovorax sp. CHX100 in recombinant P. taiwanensis VLB120 biofilms
    Biotechnol. Bioeng. 113 (1), 52 - 61
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  • Salamanca, D., Karande, R., Schmid, A., Dobslaw, D., (2015):
    Novel cyclohexane monooxygenase from Acidovorax sp. CHX100
    Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99 (16), 6889 - 6897
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  • Willrodt, C., Karande, R., Schmid, A., Julsing, M.K., (2015):
    Guiding efficient microbial synthesis of non-natural chemicals by physicochemical properties of reactants
    Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 35 , 52 - 62
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2014

  • Karande R.*, Halan B.*, Schmid A. and Bühler K. (2014)
    Segmented flow is controlling growth of catalytic biofilms in continuous multiphase microreactors.
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 111(9):1831-1840, DOI-Link
    * These authors contributed equally to this work.

2011

  • Ruinatscha R., Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2011)
    Integrated one-pot enrichment and immobilization of styrene monooxygenase (StyA) using Sepabead EC-EA and EC-Q1A anion-exchange carriers.
    Molecules, 16(7):5975-5988, DOI-Link
  • Karande R., Schmid A. and Bühler K. (2011)
    Miniaturizing Biocatalysis: Enzyme catalyzed reactions in an aqueous/organic segmented flow capillary microreactor.
    Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 353(13):2511-2521, DOI-Link

2010

  • Karande R., Schmid A. and Bühler K. (2010)
    Enzyme catalysis in an aqueous/organic segment flow microreactor: ways to stabilize enzyme activity.
    Langmuir, 26(11):9152-9159, DOI-Link

Books

2017

  • Karande R., Schmid A. and Bühler K. (2017)
    Biopetrochemicals via biocatalysis by hydrocarbon microbes and their enzymes.
    in Kenneth Timmis Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology.
    Springer, Berlin, Germany


2014

  • Karande R. (2014)
    Development and Application of Microreactors for Biocatalytic Reactions

    Shaker Verlag GmbH, Herzogenrath, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8440-2833-1


Patent Applications

2018

  • Karande R., Hoschek A., Heuschkel I., Bühler K., Schmid A.
    "A composition of photoautotrophic microorganisms and chemoheterotrophic microorganisms in a biofilm"
    PCT/EP2018/074746, filed
  • Karande R., Salamanca D., Engesser K.-H., Buehler K. and Schmid A.
    Microorganisms and a method for the production of lactones and their secondary products by converting cycloalkanes
    WO/2018/046104

2016

  • Karande R., Salamanca D., Engesser K.-H., Buehler K. and Schmid A. (2016)
    Microorganisms and a method for the production of lactones and their secondary products by converting cycloalkanes
    WO/2018/046104

2011

  • Schmid A., Karande R. and Bühler K. (2011)
    Segmented Flow Biofilm Reactor.
    WO/2012/152337


Oral Presentations

2015

  • Karande R., Schmid A. and Buehler K. (2015)
    Application of multiphasic microreactors for bioprocess intensification
    IMTB, 10-13 May 2015, Opatja, Croatia

2013

  • Karande R., Schmid A. and Buehler K. (2013)
    Segmented flow biofilm membrane microreactor-a new reactor concept
    IMTB, 05-08 May 2013, Cavtat, Croatia

2012

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2012)
    Segmented flow microreactors.
    ESBES, 23. - 26. September 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

2011

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A.  (2011)
    Segmented flow capillary microreactors: a tool for bio-process intensification.
    DECHEMA - Bioverfahrenstechnik an Grenzflächen, 30. - 1.June 2011, Potsdam, Germany

2010

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2010)
    Segment flow capillary microreactors as alternatives to two phase enzymatic batch reactors.
    ESBES, 08. - 10. September 2010, Bologna, Italy

2009

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2009)
    Application of segmented flow microsystems to enzymatic catalysis.
    Kolloquium der Fakultät BCI, 11.Nov. 2009, Dortmund, Germany


Poster

2015

  • Halan B., Karande R., Schmid A. and Bühler K. (2015)
    Scale-up and scale-down of truly continous biofilm based bioprocesses.
    DECHEMA Himmelfahrtstagung, 11. - 13. May 2015, Hamburg-Bergedorf, Germany

  • Halan B., Karande R., Schmid A. and Bühler K. (2015)
    Industrial biotechnology for sustainable and energy efficient bioprocesses: miniaturized biofilm based
    continuous fine chemical synthesis.
    UFZ Energy Days, 24. - 25. February 2015, Leipzig, Germany

2011

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2011)
    Applications of segmented flow microreactors for biocatalysis.
    Biotrends, 8. - 9. December 2011, Dortmund, Germany

2010

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2010)
    Asymmetric enzymatic hydrogenation in an aqueous/organic flow capillary microreaktor.
    Bioprozessorientiertes Anlagendesign, 10. - 12. Mai 2010, Nürnberg, Germany

2009

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2009)
    Multiphase slug flow microreactor for enzyme based redox biocatalysis.
    Dechema, Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, 8. - 10. September 2009, Mannheim, Germany

2008

  • Karande R., Bühler K. and Schmid A. (2008)
    Asymmetric Enzymatic Hydrogenation in Capillary Microreactors.
    MSB, 9. - 13. March 2008, Berlin, Germany