News archive 2017

2017/12/14: Protein environment makes catalyst efficient

Congratulations to Oliver Lampret on his publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society on the "Interplay between CN- Ligands and the Secondary Coordination Sphere of the H-Cluster in [FeFe]-Hydrogenases"

2017/12/06: Enzymes produces hydrogen by using a trick

Congratulations on the publication "Proton-Coupled Reduction of the Catalytic [4Fe-4S] Cluster in [FeFe]-Hydrogenases" in Angewandte Chemie.

2017/11/03: Enhanced research and exchange with Japan

We are delighted about the conclusion of the cooperative agreement with the Institute for Protein Research at Osaka University, our long-established cooperation partner from Japan.

2017/10/05: Publication in Chemical Science

Congratulations to Leonie Kertess on her publication in Chemical Science on the "Influence of the [4Fe-4S] cluster coordinating cysteines on active site maturation and catalytic properties of C. reinhardtii [FeFe]-hydrogenase".

2017/09/22: ERASynBio meeting

After the ERASynBio meeting some attendees recovered by going on a bike tour through the mountains of the Ahr area.

2017/09/20: Researchers from Bochum host the Sun2Chem ERASynBio meeting

The meeting, which included collaborators from the University of Oxford (Great Britain) and the CEA Cadarache research center (France), was held in Bad Neuenahr.

2017/09/18: Congratulations to Dr. David Adam

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates David Adam on obtaining his doctoral degree!

2017/08/30: Excursion to Phänomenta

The chair Plant Biochemistry and the Photobiotechnology work group go on an excursion to the interactive exhibition Phänomenta in Lüdenscheid.

2017/08/01: Federal Ministry funds German-Sino research laboratory

The work group successfully applied for a call by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and received funding for their project "Sino-German lab for algae bioenergy".

2017/07/19: Mechanism clarified

Congratulations to Martin Winkler on his publication in Nature Communications about "Accumulating the hydride state in the catalytic cycle of [FeFe]-hydrogenases"

2017/07/15: Photosynthesis Gordon Research Conference

Anne Sawyer presents her research work during a flash talk and in a poster session of the "Photosynthesis Gordon Research Conference" in Maine (USA).

2017/07/11: Evolution of a bacterial enzyme in green algae

Green algae produce hydrogen, a potential energy source of tomorrow. But how did they acquire the enzymes for that purpose?
We congratulate Vera Engelbrecht on her publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta about "The structurally unique photosynthetic Chlorella variabilis NC64A hydrogenase does not interact with plant-type ferredoxins".


2017/06/20: Congratulations to Dr. Siv Mattke

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates Siv Mattke on obtaining her doctoral degree!

2017/06/15: Review in Photosynthesis Research

We congratulate Anne Sawyer and Martin Winkler on their review in Photosynthesis Research about "Evolution of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ferredoxins and their interactions with [FeFe]-hydrogenases".

2017/04/11: Publication in PNAS

Together with collaborators in Oxford we are proud of our publication in PNAS about "Frequency and potential dependence of reversible electrocatalytic hydrogen interconversion by [FeFe]-hydrogenases".

2017/03/27: This is how green algae assemble their enzymes

For almost a decade, researchers from Bochum have been developing biotechnological methods for hydrogen production. Green algae might be the key.
We congratulate Anne Sawyer on her publication in The Plant Journal about "Compartmentalisation of [FeFe]-hydrogenase maturation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii".