Institute Excursion: Sunburn, Mud and Cheerfulness

For this year’s institute excursion, we went to the Wadden Sea. It is a world heritage site and the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world.

The mud flat hiking tour began in Sahlenburg (Cuxhaven) and lead to the island Neuwerk. On the island, we had a great lunch and afterwards leisure time. Some people used the time for sunbathing and others for the exploration of the island. There were even some who went for a dive in the now water-filled Wadden Sea.

Fun fact: Neuwerk is an exclave of Hamburg and is listed as a district of Hamburg-Mitte. Therefore, we went from Hamburg-Harburg to Hamburg-Mitte and back to Hamburg-Harburg.

Excursion to Ohly an ABF Ingredients Company. Paving the way for future collaborations!

Ohly is part of the ABF Ingredients Company and one of the world’s leading suppliers of yeast products such as bakers yeast and yeast extracts.
This was a joint excursion between the ITB and the DEST (DECHEMA Studierendengruppe). An introduction between Ohly and the ITB of the TUHH took place with company and institute presentations, respectively. The highlight was the given tour of their production site where we got an impressive view of their large scale yeast fermentation and purification processes.

Ohly will offer collaborative bachelor and master projects as well as internships!

Congratulation! Kim Schlipköter wins the poster prize of the “Himmelfahrtstagung” 2018.

The “Himmelfahrtstagung” is a 3-day annual conference happening the week before Ascension Day. The conference is organized by the Dechema e.V. and is one of the main events for Bioprocess and Biochemical engineers in Germany.
During the conference, Kim Schlipköter presented her poster which is titled “Connection of Heterogeneous Biocatalysis and Homogeneous Chemocatalysis to Synthesize Fatty Alcohols”. Its excellent design and content convinced the jury of the “Himmelfahrtstagung” 2018 to award her with the coveted poster prize.