The deadly touch: protein denaturation at the water-air interface and how to prevent it

This paper describes the challenges owing to the air-water interface during specimen preparation and methods to prevent it.

High cell densities in a chemically defined medium

High cell density cultivation of Δgor/ΔtrxB E. coli in a chemically defined minimal medium with an enhanced iron concentration. Link to paper.

Open science via bioRxiv - Analysis and Engineering of Substrate Shuttling by the Acyl Carrier Protein (ACP) in Fatty Acid Synthases (FASs)

Paper submitted on collaborative MegaSyn project between the labs of Gerhard Hummer and Martin Grininger through bioRxiv.

Otto-Bayer-Preis 2018 geht an Dr. Tobias Erb

Wissenschaftler des Max-Planck-Instituts für terrestrische Mikrobiologie wird für herausragende Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der „Künstlichen Photosynthese“ geehrt. Link

MegaSyn Herbstmeeting 2017

The meeting was held at Schlosshotel Mespelbrunn with a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Markus Nett, TU Dortmund.

Fatty acid Synthase Engineering

Nature Chemical Biology cover publication about fatty acid synthase engineering! See publications for more information.
See also comment by Timm Maier in Nature News and Views.

MegaSyn Kick-off Meeting

MegaSyn kick-off meeting in Bad Homburg. Still we have to focus on administrative issues, but research projects have started and will soon deliver interesting data!

MegaSyn has started!