• Former Members

    Lukas Schäfer Master Thesis (2018)
    PhD Thesis (2022)
    Dr. Carl Simon Strittmatter Master Thesis (2018)
    PhD Thesis: "The metabolic versatility of Cupriavidus necator H16: Carboxylic acid catabolism and mixotrophy during glycerol utilization" (2022)
    M. Sc. Leon Hauschke Master Thesis (2021)
    M. Sc. Jan-Niklas Hengsbach Master Thesis (2021)
    M. Sc. Paul Behler Master Thesis (2021)
    Dr. Motakatla Venkateswer Reddy Humbold Research Scholar
    January 2017 until December 2020
    M. Sc. Ramona Wördemann Master Thesis (2020)
    Dr. Anna-Lena Altenhoff PhD Thesis: Microbial and enzymatic degradation of poly(cis-1,4-isoprene) - Towards a biotechological process for rubber waste recyling (2020)
    M. Sc. Phil Friebel Master Thesis (2020)
    M. Sc. Jonathan Meier Master Thesis (2020)
    M. Sc. Niclas Hiege Master Thesis (2020)
    M. Sc. Jens Behnen Master Thesis (2020)
    M. Sc. Jan de Witt Master Thesis (2020)
    M. Sc. Nadine Mikowsky Master Thesis (2020)
    M. Sc. Janina Lück Master Thesis (2020)
    Dr. Lars Wiefel Master Thesis (2010)
    PhD Thesis: "Enzymatic modification of the polymer and clarification of its solubility behaviour" (2016)
    PostDoc until July 2019
    Dr. Sylvia Oetermann Master Thesis (2015)
    PhD Thesis: "Microbial degradation of polyisoprenoids" (2019)
    PostDoc until July 2019
    Dr. Robin Vivod Master Thesis (2014)
    PhD Thesis: "Bacterial degradation of polyisoprenoids" (2019)
    Dr. Christina Meinert Master Thesis (2011)
    PhD Thesis: "Microbial degradation of organic sulfur compounds" (2017)
    PostDoc until March 2019
    B. Sc. Anna Rigamonti Guest Masterstudent April 2018 until April 2019
    B. Sc. Gabriela María Fuentes Reyes Student Assistent October 2018 until February 2019
    M. Sc. Marco Witthohn Master Thesis (2018)
    Dr. Jessica Eggers PhD Thesis: "A novel pathway for the intracellular poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) degradation - role of different PHB depolymerases and phasins of Ralstonia eutropha H16" (2014)
    PostDoc until December 2018
    M. Sc. Anna Coenen Master Thesis (2018)
    Research Assistant unti December 2018
    Dr. Christina Andreeßen Master Thesis (2012)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on precursor substrates for the microbial production of polythioesters" (2017)
    PostDoc until October 2018
    M. Sc. Alessandra Di Canito Guest Scientist April until August 2018
    M. Sc. Nils Püth Master Thesis (2018)
    Dr. Florian Meyer Master Thesis (2013)
    PhD Thesis: "The catabolism of ferulic acid and vanillin in Amycolatopsis sp. ATCC 39116" (2018)
    M. Sc. Philippa Hauschild Master Thesis (2018)
    Dr. Rodrigo Andler Osorio PhD Thesis: "Studies on bacterial and enzymatic degradation of rubber" (2018)
    M.Sc. Rense Jongsma MSc Thesis (2017)
    Research Assistant until April 2018
    Dr. Juliana Cardinali Rezende Guest Scientist March 2017 until March 2018
    Dr. Stephan Hetzler Diploma Thesis (2007)
    PhD Thesis: "Production of lipids from lignocellulosic biomass and their export" (2013)
    Post Doc until January 2018
    Dr. Stefan Uthoff Diploma Thesis (2004)
    PhD Thesis: "Enzymes of Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 involved in the reduction of fatty aldehydes and the degradation of wax esters" (2013)
    Post Doc until November 2017
    M. Sc. Gulsina Galant Master Thesis (2017)
    M. Sc. Karen Wohlers Master Thesis (2017)
    Dr. Daniel Heinrich Master Thesis (2013)
    PhD Thesis: "Microbial synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates from syngas" (2017)
    Dr. Ling Lin Guest Scientist May until August 2017
    Dr. Müslüm Altun Guest Scientist August 2016 until August 2017
    Eugenio Pettinato Master Thesis (2017)
    B. Sc. Emre Biller Student Assistent November 2016 until April 2017
    Dr. Matthias Raberg Diploma Thesis (2005)
    PhD Thesis: "A proteomic view on Ralstonia eutropha's versatile physiology" (2011)
    PostDoc until March 2017
    M. Sc. Christian-Marco Klask Research Assistent October 2013 until March 2014
    Master Thesis (2016)
    Research Assistent until March 2017
    M. Sc. Stephan Pienkoß Master Thesis (2017)
    Dr. Jan Hendrik Wübbeler Diploma Thesis (2004)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on the microbial catabolism of 3,3´-Dithiodipropionic acid" (2010)
    PostDoc until December 2016
    M. Sc. Victoria Heine Master Thesis (2016)
    M. Sc. Jessica Zampolli Guest Scientist May until October 2016
    M. Sc. Natalie Wolf Master Thesis (2016)
    Research Assistent until 2016
    Dr. Heba Abdelhamid Khairy PhD Thesis: "Catabolism of 4,4'-Dithiodibutyric acid in Rhodococcus erythropolis strain M12" (2016)
    Dr. Annika Röttig Master Thesis (2012)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on bacterial acyltransferases for the synthesis of neutral lipids" (2016)
    Dr. Sebastian Hiessl Master Thesis (2008)
    PhD Thesis: "Microbial catabolism of rubber and Gutta-percha" (2014)
    PostDoc until January 2016
    M. Sc. Julius Netzer Master Thesis (2015)
    M. Sc. Maria Garcia-Torreiro Guest Scientist January 2015 until July 2015
    Dr. Fabricio Coutinho de Paula Guest Scientist August 2014 until July 2015
    Shunsuke Sato Guest Scientist April 2013 until March 2015
    Dr. Daisuke Kasai Guest Scientist May 2014 until February 2015

    M.Sc. Sebastian Wolf

    Master Thesis (2014)
    M. Sc. Marco Krewing Master Thesis (2014)
    Dr. Ulrike Brandt Master Thesis (2009)
    PhD Thesis: "Metabolism of 2-mercaptosuccinate in strains of Variovorax paradoxus" (2014)
    PostDoc until December 2014
    Dr. Marc Schürmann

    Diploma Thesis (2009)
    PhD Thesis: "Bacterial catabolism of 3-sulfinopropionate" (2013)
    PostDoc until December 2014

    Dr. Elena Volodina

    PhD Thesis: "CoA-thioester dependent enzymes and pathways as a basis for the metabolic engineering of Ralstonia eutropha H16 - characterization of β-kethothiolases, a 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase and a propionate CoA-transferase" (2014)

    M. Sc. Christian Fleige Research Assistent until September 2014
    Dr. Björn Andreeßen PhD Thesis: "Biotechnological conversion of glycerol"
    PostDoc until August 2014
    M. Sc. Alessandro Presentato Guest Scientist October 2013 until June 2014
    M. Sc. Benjamin Johanningmeier Master Thesis (2014)
    Dr. Quan Luo PhD Thesis: "Studies on rubber and gutta percha degradation by Nocardia nova SH22a" (2014)
    Dr. Helge J. Janßen PhD Thesis: "Metabolic engineering and fermentative production of bacterial lipid based biofuels from renewable resources" (2014)
    M. Sc. Leonie Wenning Research Assistent March 2012 until February 2014
    M. Sc. Christina Waletzko Master Thesis (2013)
    M. Sc. Johannes Nolte Bachelor Thesis (2010)
    Master Thesis (2013)
    Research Assistent until May 2013
    Dr. Katja Adames

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    PhD Thesis: "Genome-wide transcriptome analyses of Ralstonia eutropha H16" (2010)
    PostDoc until February 2013

    M. Sc. Renata Pavlovic

    Master Thesis (2013)

    M. Sc. Jan Herzer

    Master Thesis (2012)
    Research Assistant until January 2013

    Dr. Nicole Lindenkamp

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on the impact of a propionate CoA-transferase and β-ketothiolases on polyester accumulation and composition in Ralstonia eutropha H16" (2012)

    M. Technol. Gopal R. Gopi

    Visiting Scientist July until December 2012

    Dipl.-Biotechnol. Anna Bücker

    Diploma Thesis (2012)

    M. Sc. Gabriel Glitsos

    Master Thesis (2012)
    Research Assistent until September 2012

    Agnieszka Smoter

    DBU-Scholarship holder March until August 2012

    Dr. Jens Kroll

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    PhD Thesis: "Bacterial plasmid addiction systems for biotechnology" (2010)
    PostDoc until August 2012

    M. Sc. Claudius Sandmeier

    Master Thesis (2012)

    Dipl.-Biol. Sandra Plett Research assistent February 2006 until April 2012
    Dr. Meral Yikmis

    Diploma Thesis (2005)
    PhD Thesis: "Molecular and biochemical analysis of rubber degradation by streptomyces" (2012)

    Dr. Chlud Kaddor

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    PhD Thesis: Ralstonia eutropha H16: a PTS view to the geome (2011)

    Dr. Kaichien Lin

    PhD Thesis: Studies on cyanophycin produced by recombinant bacteria and the related enzymes (2011)

    M. Sc. Gunda Hansen

    Master Thesis (2011)

    M. Sc. Jessica Grote

    Master Thesis (2011)

    M. Sc. Shanna Sichwart

    Master Thesis (2011)

    M. Sc. Yongzhen Xia

    Visiting Scientist October 2009 until October 2011

    Dr. Nicole Lange

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    PhD Thesis: "Biotechnologische Produktion von Terpenen mit rekombinanten Stämmen von Saccharomyces cerevisiae" (2011)

    Dipl.-Biol. Dimitar Kalkandzhiev

    Diploma Thesis (2011)

    Dr. Daniel Bröker

    Diploma Thesis (2001)
    PhD Thesis: "Molecular studies on rubber degradation by Gordonia species" (2007)
    PostDoc until February 2011

    Dr. Yasser M. H. Abd-El-Karem

    PhD Thesis: "Studies on cyanophycin metabolism in recombinant rhizobia and its impact on alfalfa symbiosis" (2010)

    Dr. Anna Bröker

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on the synthesis and accumulation of cyanophycin in transgenic yeasts" (2009)
    PostDoc until Dezember 2010

    Karina Euting

    Diploma Thesis (2010)

    Dipl.-Biochem. Beatrice Hirsch

    Diploma Thesis (2010)

    Dr. Alvin Brian Lange

    PhD Thesis: Studies on the biosynthesis and export of neutral lipids in Alcanivorax spp. (2010)

    M.Sc. Sony Adhi Susanto

    Research Assistent July 2008 until August 2010

    B. Sc. Benjamin Roberz

    Research Assistent February until July 2010

    Dr. Irma Carbajal-Rodrigues

    PhD Thesis: "Biosynthesis and biotechnological production of polythioesters" (2010)

    Dr. Efrain Manilla-Perez

    PhD Thesis: "Studies on the production of intra- and extracellular lipids in marine bacteria" (2009)

    Dr. Mohammad H. A. Ibrahim

    PhD Thesis: "Biotechnology of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) production by new mesophilic bacteria via high-cell-density large scale fermentation" (2009)

    Dr. Quyen Arenskötter

    Diploma Thesis (2005)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on poly(cis-1,4-isoprene) degradation by Actinoymcetes" (2009)

    Dr. Nadine Bruland

    Diploma Thesis (2003)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on the microbial catabolism of 3,3´-thiodipropionic acid" (2009)

    M. Sc. Marco Leupold

    Master Thesis (2009)

    M.Sc. Zhen Li

    Research Assistent January until August 2009

    Dr. Tran Hai

    Research Assistent Dezember 2008 bis März 2009

    Dr. Birten Cakmakli

    Visiting Scientist March 2008 until March 2009

    M. Sc. Stefan Krampe

    Master Thesis (2009)

    Dr. Okbin Kim

    Research Assistent April 2007 until January 2009

    Dipl.-Biol. Henrike Wernsmann

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    Research Assistent until November 2008 

    Dipl.-Biotechnol. Christian Jenke

    Diploma Thesis (2008)

    Dipl.-Biotechnol. Carina Schulte

    Diploma Thesis: (2008)
    Research Assistent until November 2008

    M. Sc. Kristina Kampmann

    Master Thesis (2008)

    M. Sc. Tobias Halbsguth

    Master Thesis (2008)

    Dipl.-Biol. Christian Jenke

    Diploma Thesis (2008)

    Sandra Kohaus

    Technical Assistent until May 2008

    Dipl.-Biol. Carmen Dudek

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    Research Assistent until March 2008

    Dr. Tim Stöveken

    Diploma Thesis (2003)
    PhD Thesis: "Bacterial wax ester synthases/acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferases: Biochemical characterization and biotechnological application of a novel enzyme family" (2008)
    PostDoc until Oktober 2007

    Dr. Christian Ewering

    Diploma Thesis (2001)
    PhD Thesis: "Biotechnologische Produktion von 2-Methylcitronensäure mit rekombinanten Stämmen Gram-negativer Bakterien der Gattungen Ralstonia und Pseudomonas" (2006)
    PostDoc until Dezember 2007

    Dipl.-Biol. Silke Hill

    Diploma Thesis (2007)

    Dipl.-Biol. Dirk Baumeister

    Diploma Thesis (2000)
    Research Assistent until  September 2007

    Marc Wältermann

    Diploma Thesis (2000)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on structure and formation of neutral lipid inclusions in prokaryotes"(2004)
    PostDoc until August 2007

    Britta Hilgenberg

    Diplomarbeit (2006)
    Research Assistent until  April 2007

    Mario Toups

    Diploma Thesis (2006)
    Research Assistent until March 2007

    Dipl.-Biotechnol. Mariya Sahatchieva

    Diploma Thesis (2007)

    Edyta Stec

    Diploma Thesis (2007)

    Susanne Marquardt

    Research Assistent until  March 2007


    Matthias Arenskötter

    Diploma Thesis (2000)
    PhD Thesis: "Studies on microbial poly(cis-1,4-isoprene) degradation by Gordonia species" (2004)
    PostDoc until Februar 2007

    Frank Reinecke

    Diploma Thesis (2001)
    PhD Thesis: "Genome sequence of the PHA-producing "Knallgas" Bacterium Ralstonia eutropha H16: Analysis with regard to PHA metabolism" (2007)

    Jens- Klaus Benölken


    Diploma Thesis (2006)

    Sören Warneke

    Diploma Thesis (2006)

    Tanja Elbers

    Diploma Thesis (2006)

    David Dietz

    Diploma Thesis (2006)

    Markus Pötter


    Diploma Thesis: (1999)
    PhD Thesis: "Phasins - important proteins for poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) granule formation:
    biochemical and molecularbiological studies on occurence and regulation in Ralstonia eutropha" (2004)
    PostDoc until June 2006

    Martin Obst


    Diploma Thesis (1999)
    PhD Thesis: "Extracellular biodegradation of cyanophycin" (2004)
    PostDoc until June 2006

    Henrike Knizia

    Diploma Thesis (2006)

    Rebecca Platzdasch


    Diploma Thesis (2006)

    Christian Flege

    Diploma Thesis (2006)

    Dipl.-Biol. Gregor Füser

    Diploma Thesis (2004)
    Research Assistent until December 2005

    Milena Wozniczka

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Isabelle Twilfer

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Christina Reers

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Liv Neumann

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Jan Hänisch

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Yasser Elbahloul

    PhD Thesis: "Physiological and metabolic optimization of cyanophycin biosynthesis in heterotrophic bacteria" (2005)

    Ebaid Ibrahim

    PhD Thesis: "Molecular and biochemical analysis of rubber degradation by moderate thermophilic actimycetes" (2005)

    Torsten Stölting

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Ingo Voss

    Diploma Thesis (1999)
    PhD Thesis: "Optimierung der biotechnologischen Produktion von Cyanophycin in rekombinanten Stämmen von Ralstonia eutropha durch metabolic engineering" (2005)
    PostDoc until June 2005

    Kenny Kuchta

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Stefanie Kellner

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Pia Dahm

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Rainer Kalscheuer

    Diploma Thesis (1998)
    PhD Thesis: "Molekulargenetische und biochemische Untersuchungen zur Biosynthese von Wachsestern und Triacylglyceriden in Bakterien" (2003)
    PostDoc until März 2005

    Karolin Biermann

    Diploma Thesis (2005)

    Simone Diniz

    PhD Thesis: "Biotechnological production of cyanophycin using recombinant Pseudomonas sp. strains" (2004)

    Timo Stiefermann

    Diploma Thesis (2004)

    Helena Müller

    Diploma Thesis (2004)

    Karsten Rose

    Diploma Thesis (1999)
    PhD Thesis: "Molecular and biochemical analysis of rubber degradation by Streptomyces and related genera" (2004)

    Khaled Elbanna

    PhD Thesis: "Biotechnological, taxonomical and enzymatic studies on the biodegradability of microbial polythioesters" (2004)

    Rainer Plaggenborg

    Diploma Thesis (2000)
    PhD Thesis: "Molecular characterization of ferulic acid catabolism in bacteria with potential applications in biotechnological vanillin production" (2004)