Faculty of Chemistry - Biofilm Centre

06/04/2017

Philip Weyrauch wins poster prize

Philip Weyrauch was awarded with the Microbiology Best Scientific Poster Prize in the Environmental and Applied Microbiology Forum category with the poster “Elucidation of a dearomatising reductase reaction involved in anaerobic degradation of naphthalene” at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2017, Edinburgh, UK.

In the presented work we elucidated the 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthoyl-CoA reductase reaction in cell free extracts of sulphate-reducing naphthalene degraders by testing different electron donors. Our data indicate that the reduced ferredoxins required for this reaction are delivered via a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase and that the downstream pathway proceeds via β-oxidation-like reactions with water addition to hexahydro-2-naphthoyl-CoA.

23/03/2017

Successful defense

On 23 March 2017, Hubert Müller successfully defended his doctoral thesis on the topic: "Long-distance electron transfer by cable bacteria in aquifer sediments".

01/12/2016

PhD thesis completed

On 1st December 2016, Philip Weyrauch successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Mikrobieller Abbau von Naphthalin unter anaeroben Bedingungen” – “Microbial degradation of naphthalene under anaerobic conditions”.