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.
On May 29, Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister of State for Science and the Arts, and Dr. Ulrike Mattig, Head of Department for Non-University Research Institutions, visited the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology at the Lahnbergen in Marburg.

Hesse's Science Minister Angela Dorn visits the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

On May 29, Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister of State for Science and the Arts, and Dr. Ulrike Mattig, Head of Department for Non-University Research Institutions, visited the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology at the Lahnbergen in Marburg.
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Astrid Stubbusch

at 11:00

The Clockwork of Epigenetic Aging in Mammals

Prof. Dr. Ralf Koebnik

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What would be a microbe’s life without SWEETs: TALEs from Xanthomonas

Prof. Dr. Michael Seeger

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Surfing in the storm: Revealing biochemical networks of Burkholderiales to deal with toxic compounds and heavy metals

Anne Löchner

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Quorum sensing- and contact-dependent inhibition-based population control in synthetic microbial communities

Dominik Beuter

at 15:15

Construction of enzyms with synthetic allosteric regulation to control metabolic pathways of Escherichia coli

Dr. Patrick Yizhi Cai

at 13:15

Synthetic genomics: from genetic parts to genomes

Prof. Dr. Felix Willmund

at 15:00

Specific integration and regulation of the prokaryotic-type protein synthesis machinery in chloroplasts of plants

Cesar Sanchez

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How to get published in Nature Communications and other Nature journals

Gita Naseri

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Plant-derived regulators and their application in COMPASS optimization method

Prof. Jue D. (Jade) Wang

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Diversity and Evolution of (pp)pGpp Targets in Bacteria

Dr. Nina Odermatt

at 14:30

A new yeast endosymbiont - implanting E. coli into S. cerevisiae

Dr. Misha Kudryashev

at 11:00

"Structure of bacterial secretion systems by cryo-EM"

Prof. Dr. Sven Krappmann

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Protecting the offspring – Linking developmental pathways of Aspergillus fumigatus to toxic compounds

upcoming Seminars & Events

Lucia Vidakovic

Dynamics of bacterial biofilm predation
Aug 13, 2019 14:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium II/2019

Aug 26, 2019 13:15
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Dr. Sider Penkov

Metabolic Control of Development and Adaptations to the Biochemical Environment in the Nematode C. elegans
Aug 28, 2019 16:00
Neubau Chemie, Room: Seminar Room E 173

Shankar Iyer Chandrashekar

Transcriptional regulation by sigma factor phosphorylation controls polymyxin resistance and swarming behavior in Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Sep 6, 2019 13:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Bartosz Turkowyd

STUDIES OF SINGLE-MOLECULE DYNAMICS IN MICROORGANISMS
Sep 9, 2019 11:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall
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