|2021-present||Ph.D. student at UFZ Leipzig|
|2016-2019||Master of Science in Biotechnology; TU Berlin|
|2011-2015||Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering; OvGU Magdeburg|
In my Ph.D project I am working with the anaerobic growing Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain CBDB1. This organism uses halogenated, persistent environmental toxins as final electron acceptor in its respiration. This process is described as reductive dehalogenation and is catalysed by a membrane bound protein complex (OHR- complex). Anaerobic reductive dehalogenation is to date the most effective biological process to degrade these halogenated toxins.
Overall objective in my project is to make the OHR- complex from CBDB1 accessible for biotechnological applications. Therefor the complex should be biochemically and structurally described.