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PhD #6: Synthesis of proteins and nutrients

Open Position PhD #6

Microorganisms have the ability to assimilate different C1 molecules including methanol, formate or CO2 into  their  biomass.  Methanol  is  a  promising  intermediate  chemical  as  it  can  be  produced  from  CO2  and hydrogen streams or by direct electrolysis of CO2. It can serve as base chemical, fuel or as a substrate for microbial fermentation. Methylotrophic yeasts like Hansenula polymorphacan grow on methanol as sole carbon  source  and  using  metabolic  engineering  approached  various  chemical  compounds  can  be  produced.


PI: Matthias STEIGER
Co-PIs: Stefan PFLÜGL, Thomas KONEGGER