The third day of the 830th Hamburg port anniversary was blessed by perfect weather for paddling. Our ITB raced on this day, the 12.05.2019, in the yearly dragon boat race against other companies. In our glorious team, the Hydrophilic Dragonases, we not only mobilised people from the ITB, but also friends from the Institute of Multiphase Flows and the TUHH rowing club RuderING. Together, we trained and had thrilling matches against the other teams. It was always by an arm’s length when we didn’t win match. In the triumphant challenge of the hydrophilic Dragonases against the dragons from C. Steinweg, both were seperated in front of the finishing line only by a dragons sniff, namely 0.3 seconds.
Altogether, we reached the 5th place and had a lot of fun. The Hydrophilic Dragonases will now undergo an engineering optimization for one year to reach the next generation of dragonases with enhanced flow properties and improved paddling rates.
Results from the third day of the Hamburg Harbour Cup:
1. Platz Deutsche Bank Dragons Hamburg (Deutsche Bank AG)
2. Platz Sauberdrachen (Stadtreiningung Hamburg)
3. Platz BASF Dragons (BASF Coatings GmbH)
4. Platz Die Aichberger BGHM
5. Platz Hydrophilic Dragonases (Institut für Technische Biokatalyse, TUHH)
6. Platz C. Steinweg
7. Platz Orange Vikings (Ohly GmbH)
Daniela Eixenberger will work on the technological development for intelligent biocatalytic reactors in which for example “smart” materials can be used.
Dr. Ayad Dawood joins us as the new group leader of the ITB group ‘Reaction Sequences’.
Franziska Rohweder replaces our former secretary Ulrike Zimmermann who held this position for 25 years. Franziska Rohweder will staff the secretary’s office from Monday to Wednesday.
Jennifer Lehmann will work on the development and organisation of an online learning program that is part of the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU). Additionally, she will help in the organisation of diverse Kinderforscher school projects.
The innovation alliance protP.S.I. released their website. In this alliance, several TUHH institutes are involved. The research focuses on proteins under pressure to improve biocatalytic processes.
The website can be found here:
A recent news report by the German-language television network 3sat focused on the long-term effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska from 1989. They published an article with a news clip. In the clip, Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese was consulted as expert discussing the effects of oil spills on the microbial communities and their role in oil degradation.
The news article can be read on the website of 3sat.
Prof. Dr. Liese appears at around 1 min into the news clip.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative wrote a portrait article about our PhD student Steffen Hackbusch.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese gave a lecture at the conference for STEM teachers (Konferenz für MINT-Lehrkräfte) in Hamburg on June 27, 2018. The lecture was titled “Biokatalyse an der Grenze von Chemie, Biologie und Verfahrenstechnik” (~”Biocatalysis at the interface between Chemistry, Biology and Process Engineering”).
In the scope of this conference, the lecture was recorded and was now made available online to watch.
The Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU) stands for the idea of the availability of cross-university online learning material with academic standard for people with interest in academic education. In this HOOU interview, Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese was asked about his passion: teaching bioprocess engineering.