Congratulations to Stefanie Brands on her successful PhD defense!

24/06/2021
 

We are delighted to announce that our PhD fellow Stefanie Brands successfully graduated on June 18th 2021.

Her work is entitled “Engineering of Prodigiosin Ligase PigC towards Production of Short-Chain Prodiginines”. Stefanie investigated the engineering of Prodigiosin Ligase PigC towards production of short-chain prodiginines through directed evolution as well as the molecular understanding of substrate binding and the role of gatekeeping residues in PigC access tunnels. Her studies resulted in three publications: “A colourimetric high-throughput screeningsystem for directed evolution of prodigiosinligase PigC”, “Understanding substrate binding and the role of gatekeeping residues in PigC access tunnels” and “KnowVolution of prodigiosin ligase PigC towards condensation of short-chain prodiginines

Stefanie worked in the Molecular Bioeconomy division under the supervision of Dr. Joelle Ruff and Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg.

The whole Schwaneberg group congratulates Stefanie for her achievement and wishes all the best for her future. Well done, Steffi!

  Stefanie Brands with PhD hat. Copyright: © BIO VI Stefanie presents her PhD hat after successful defense.