Congratulations to Maximilian Nöth for his successful defense!


We are pleased to announce that Maximilian Nöth has successfully defended his doctoral thesis in the presence of family, friends and colleagues.

His PhD thesis is entitled "Engineering of biocatalytic microgels and bifunctional peptides for biohybrid systems". During his PhD, Maximilian developed biohybrid µ-gelzymes through immobilization of cytochrome P450 BM3 monooxygenase in stimuli-responsive microgels. Furthermore, he designed a toolbox concept for universal material functionalization based on bifunctional peptides.

Maximillian’s PhD thesis resulted in three publications: “A peptide-based coating toolbox to enable click chemistry on polymers, metals, and silicon through sortagging“, “MicroGelzymes: pH-Independent Immobilization of Cytochrome P450 BM3 in Microgels“, and “Biocatalytic microgels (μ-Gelzymes): synthesis, concepts, and emerging applications“.

Maximilian was part of the Biohybrid Systems and Computational Biology departments and accomplished his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Felix Jakob, Dr. Mehdi D. Davari, and Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg. The entire Schwaneberg group congratulates Maximilian on his success and wishes him all the best for his future.