How does evolution produce biochemical diversity? Group leader Georg Hochberg is dedicated to better understand the principles of molecular evolution.

New Max Planck Research Group "Evolutionary Biochemistry"


How does evolution produce biochemical diversity? Group leader Georg Hochberg is dedicated to better understand the principles of molecular evolution.

On July 17, the Marburg iGEM team accepted an invitation from Mayor Thomas Spies. The young scientists presented their current project for the international student competition iGEM and talked about how the project could be sustainably supported in the future.

 

iGEM-Team 2019 meets local politicians

On July 17, the Marburg iGEM team accepted an invitation from Mayor Thomas Spies. The young scientists presented their current project for the international student competition iGEM and talked about how the project could be sustainably supported in the future.
 

How do enzymes efficiently filter carbon dioxide, and why do some of them work faster and better than others? Our Researchers have discovered the prerequisite for the CO2 binding capacity of highly efficient enzymes. They also succeeded in developing novel enzymes for  CO2 conversion - a major step towards applicability of synthetic photosynthesis.
 

Nature`s Fantastic Four

How do enzymes efficiently filter carbon dioxide, and why do some of them work faster and better than others? Our Researchers have discovered the prerequisite for the CO2 binding capacity of highly efficient enzymes. They also succeeded in developing novel enzymes for  CO2 conversion - a major step towards applicability of synthetic photosynthesis.  

Hydrogenase enzymes mediate production and consumption of hydrogen (H2). However, their sensitivity to oxygen (O2) and heat restricts their use in technology. Scientists from Seigo Shima`s group have successfully solved the crystal structure of [Fe]-hydrogenase in its activated form, providing chemists with indispensable information for designing robust and powerful H2 catalysts.

And … Action!
Atomic crystal structure of activated [Fe]-hydrogenase resolved

Hydrogenase enzymes mediate production and consumption of hydrogen (H2). However, their sensitivity to oxygen (O2) and heat restricts their use in technology. Scientists from Seigo Shima`s group have successfully solved the crystal structure of [Fe]-hydrogenase in its activated form, providing chemists with indispensable information for designing robust and powerful H2 catalysts.

Hydrogen gas (H2) is proposed as a clean energy carrier for the future world, and there is intensive research on hydrogenases, enzymes that catalyze H2 production and consumption. Scientists from MPI’s Shima group were able to construct an active semisynthetic [Mn]-hydrogenase, providing a new way for designing and building new robust and efficient H2-activtion catalysts.

[Mn]-hydrogenase: A new step towards redesigning hydrogenases

Hydrogen gas (H2) is proposed as a clean energy carrier for the future world, and there is intensive research on hydrogenases, enzymes that catalyze H2 production and consumption. Scientists from MPI’s Shima group were able to construct an active semisynthetic [Mn]-hydrogenase, providing a new way for designing and building new robust and efficient H2-activtion catalysts.
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Shankar Chandrashekar Iyer

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Transcriptional regulation by sigma factor phosphorylation controls polymyxin resistance and swarming behavior in Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Bartosz Turkowyd

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STUDIES OF SINGLE-MOLECULE DYNAMICS IN MICROORGANISMS

Dr. Natividad Ruiz

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Powering LPS transport across the bacterial cell envelope with ABCs

Prof. Dr. Ming-Daw Tsai

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Probing the cofactor specificity, pH effect, and temperature effect of archaeal ketol-acid reductoisomerase by cryo-EM

Martin Schwalm

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Attempts towards the microbiological production of the second generation biofuel octanol

Hanna Müller Esparza

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Characterization of DNA interference by a minimal Type I-F CRISPR-Cas system

Carolina Duarte de Freitas

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Characterization of swarm-colony development reveals the release of a distinct cell type facilitating dissemination of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Prof. Dr. ir. Eveline Peeters

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Transcriptional regulators in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius: homologies and differences with bacterial regulators

upcoming Seminars & Events

Carolina Duarte de Freitas

Characterization of swarm-colony development reveals the release of a distinct cell type facilitating dissemination of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Sep 24, 2019 15:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Prof. Dr. ir. Eveline Peeters

Transcriptional regulators in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius: homologies and differences with bacterial regulators
Sep 30, 2019 13:15
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Dr. Andreas Gahlmann

Visualizing Bacterial Physiology at High Resolution using Single-Molecule Tracking and Lattice-Light Sheet Microscopy
Oct 8, 2019 13:15
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Dr. Chris Murawski

Faculty of 1000 at Max Planck Institutes
Oct 9, 2019 13:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Gabriele Stoffel

Investigating and manipulating the reaction mechanism of reductive carboxylases
Oct 17, 2019 15:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall
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