Congratulations to Malte Wittwer for his successful defense!


We are pleased to announce that Malte Wittwer has successfully defended his doctoral thesis.

His PhD thesis is entitled "Adhesion peptide-based on-cell catalysis and steps toward whole-cell biocatalysis in organic (co)-solvents". During his doctoral thesis, Malte investigated the decoration of Escherichia Coli with microgels to enable whole cell catalysis in organic solvents.

Malte’s PhD thesis resulted in three first author publications: Chemogenetic Evolution of a Peroxidase-like Artificial Metalloenzyme, Chemogenetic engineering of nitrobindin toward an artificial epoxygenase, and Engineering and emerging applications of artificial metalloenzymes with whole cells.

Malte was part of the Next Generation Biocatalysis division and accomplished his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Johannes Schiffels and Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg. The entire Schwaneberg group congratulates Malte on his success and wishes him all the best for his future.