New open position!

We have a new open position in our institute. The research will be focused on the use of the red macroalgae Palmaria palmata as source of valuable natural pigments: phycobiliproteins. During this project, enzymatic processes will be developed and optimized to achieve the highest phycobiliproteins extraction yields.

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Searching for the perfect plasticizer

Project partners from the Technical University of Hamburg, the University of Bielefeld and the chemical company BASF are working on bio-based solutions for sustainable, bio-based plastics as an alternative to petrochemical products. They collaborate in a project called “Bio-Plasticizer” to lay the foundations for further development.

https://biooekonomie.de/foerderung/foerderbeispiele/die-suche-nach-dem-perfekten-weichmacher

Save the date: Curiosity Cube @ TUHH am 01.07. und 04.07.2022

Spannende Experimente in einem bunten Container: Der Curiosity Cube ist ein mit moderner Labortechnik ausgerüsteter Schiffscontainer der Firma Merck, der durch die USA und Europa reist, um das Interesse junger Menschen an MINT-Themen zu wecken. Schüler*innen zwischen 8 und 13 Jahren können im Curiosity Cube interaktive wissenschaftliche Experimente (auf Deutsch) durchführen. Hier gibt es weitere Informationen zur Curiosity Cube Tour 2022: https://thecuriositycube.com.

Weitere Details zu Inhalten, Uhrzeiten und Anmeldung werden folgen. Melden Sie sich für Fragen gern bei franziska.rohweder@tuhh.de. Aktuelle Informationen dazu gibt es auch auf www.kinderforscher.de.

Neuer Studiengang Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen @TUHH: digitale Studienorientierung am 30./31.05. und 03.06.2022

Informationen für Schüler*innen oder Klassen zum neu geschaffenen Studiengang “Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen” an der TUHH (ab Wintersemester 2022/23), aktuelle Einblicke in Forschungslabore und das Technikum der TUHH sowie direkten Austausch mit Professor*innen und Studierenden gibt es in einer digitalen Studienorientierung am

  • Montag, den 30.05.22 von 16:00 – 17:30 Uhr
  • Dienstag, den 31.05.22 von 16:00 – 17:30 Uhr und
  • Freitag, den 03.06.22 von 9:00 – 10:30 Uhr

Über den folgenden Zoom-Link können Interessierte an den Infoveranstaltungen teilnehmen:

https://tuhh.zoom.us/j/82561661972?pwd=Vmhkc2o3ZnZRNFIvSVBUMDF6R3krUT09
Meeting-ID: 825 6166 1972
Kenncode: 548637

Hier können Sie sich den Flyer mit Informationen zur Veranstaltung sowie mit anklickbaren Links zur TUHH und zum neuen Studiengang herunterladen:

Informationen zum neuen Studiengang sowie zu dieser und anderen Veranstaltungen finden Sie auch im Instagram-Account @chemie_und_bioingenieurwesen.

Save the date! Dechema Virtual Talks: Marine Biotechnology

“Chances and Opportunities for Marine Biotechnology and Bioeconomy”

1st Talk: 12 May 2022, 15:00-16:30h
2nd Talk: 19 May 2022, 15:00-16:30h

Online eventRegistration here

Marine resources play a significant role in addressing many of the challenges that our society is facing nowadays, including climate change, growing population, limited resources or energy crisis. Pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients, food supplements, animal feeds and biofuels, among many other products, are nowadays derived from marine organisms. Therefore, the sustainable use of marine resources is of great importance for a successful transition to a Circular Bioeconomy.

In our two virtual talks, we will take a detailed look at the Chances and Opportunities for Marine Biotechnology and Bioeconomy with a focus on two of the most valuable marine organisms: micro- and macroalgae. Diverse topics such as cultivation techniques, processing technologies, novel derived products, market needs and existing bottlenecks, among many others, will be covered in our virtual talks.

Program and Speakers

1st Talk: Microalgae – 12 May 2022 15:00

  • Welcome

Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese, Head of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, Hamburg University of Technology, and Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte, Member of the United Nations German Ocean Decade Committee

  • Unlocking the Real Potential of Marine Biotechnology

Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir, Head of Research Unit Marine Natural Products Chemistry and Director of GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

  • CO2 Valorization with Microalgae in Open Photobioreactors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Weuster-Botz, Chair of Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Design, Technical University of Munich

  • Microalgae as Sustainable Ingredients for our Today’s and Tomorrow’s Foods

Alexandra Mosh, Managing Partner at Naturcosmo GmbH and Vice President of EABA – European Algae Biomass Association

  • Roundtable discussion

2nd Talk: Macroalgae – 19 May 2022 15:00

  • Welcome

Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese, Head of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, Hamburg University of Technology, and Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte, Member of the United Nations German Ocean Decade Committee

  • Marine Macroalgae – Sustainable Sourcing for a Blue Economy

M. Sc. Sinah Kammler, PhD Student at the Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics, Hamburg University of Technology

  • Exploring Unique Compounds from Marine Macroalgae

Dr. Ana Malvis Romero, Group Leader of the Environmental Biotec Group at the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, Hamburg University of Technology

  • Value Adding to Seaweed and their Sustainable Use for Lifestyle and Health

Levent Piker, Co-founder of CRM – Coastal Research & Management, Kiel

  • Roundtable discussion
  • Closing remarks

Prof. Dr. Garabed Antranikian, Head of the Center for Biobased Solutions, Hamburg University of Technology

New open position!

We have a new open position in our institute. The research will be focused on the use of macroalgae biomass as source of formic acid and proteins by the application of the OxFA-process and the development of a protein purification method. The project will be performed in cooperation with the research group of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jakob Albert at the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (Hamburg University).


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Position for Ukrainian researcher in need

You are a Ukrainian PhD Student or PostDoc from the working area of Biocatalysis / Biochemical Engineering / Inline Analytics NMR or FTIR / Dissemination in STEM and you would like to continue your research in Germany? Please send us a message (biocatalysis@tuhh.de). #StandWithUkraine#ScienceForUkraine


You are welcome to join as family (kids are more than welcome) our international team at the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis at TUHH. We will make sure that on short notice funding is secured and accommodation for the researcher and his/her family provided. 


Additionally, we will provide support in the application of the Philipp Schwartz initiative (deadline: 18 March 2022) from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation or Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – German Research Foundation fellowship for researchers at risk.