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2017.12.06

Enzymes produces hydrogen by using a trick

Congratulations on the publication "Proton-Coupled Reduction of the Catalytic [4Fe-4S] Cluster in [FeFe]-Hydrogenases" in Angewandte Chemie.

 

2017.11.03

Enhanced research and exchange with Japan

We are delighted about the conclusion of the cooperative agreement with the Institute for Protein Research at Osaka University, our long-established cooperation partner from Japan.

 

2017.10.05

Congratulations to Leonie Kertess on her publication in Chemical Science on the "Influence of the [4Fe-4S] cluster coordinating cysteines on active site maturation and catalytic properties of C. reinhardtii [FeFe]-hydrogenase".

 

2017.09.22

After the ERASynBio meeting some attendees recovered by going on a bike tour through the mountains of the Ahr area.

 

 

 

 

 

2017.09.20

Researchers from Bochum host the Sun2Chem ERASynBio meeting

The meeting, which included collaborators from the University of Oxford (Great Britain) and the CEA Cadarache research center (France), was held in Bad Neuenahr.

 

2017.09.18

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates David Adam on obtaining his doctoral degree!

 

2017.08.30

The chair Plant Biochemistry and the Photobiotechnology work group go on an excursion to the interactive exhibition Phänomenta in Lüdenscheid.

 

2017.08.01

BMBF funding: cooperation with China

The work group successfully applied for a call by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and received funding for their project "Sino-German lab for algae bioenergy".

For more information, please visit Sigal4NRG

 

2017.07.19

Mechanism clarified

How enzymes produce hydrogen

Congratulations to Martin Winkler on his publication in Nature Communications about "Accumulating the hydride state in the catalytic cycle of [FeFe]-hydrogenases" .

 

2017.07.15

Anne Sawyer presents her research work during a flash talk and in a poster session of the "Photosynthesis Gordon Research Conference" in Maine (USA).

 

2017.07.11

Evolution of a bacterial enzyme in green algae

Green algae produce hydrogen, a potential energy source of tomorrow. But how did they acquire the enzymes for that purpose?

We congratulate Vera Engelbrecht on her publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta about "The structurally unique photosynthetic Chlorella variabilis NC64A hydrogenase does not interact with plant-type ferredoxins".

 

2017.06.20

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates Siv Mattke on obtaining her doctoral degree!

 

2017.06.15

We congratulate Anne Sawyer and Martin Winkler on their review in Photosynthesis Research about "Evolution of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ferredoxins and their interactions with [FeFe]-hydrogenases".

 

2017.04.11

Together with collaborators in Oxford we are proud of our publication in PNAS about "Frequency and potential dependence of reversible electrocatalytic hydrogen interconversion by [FeFe]-hydrogenases".

 

2017.04.03

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates Melis Düner on obtaining her doctoral degree!

 

2017.03.27

This is how green algae assemble their enzymes

For almost a decade, researchers from Bochum have been developing biotechnological methods for hydrogen production. Green algae might be the key.

We congratulate Anne Sawyer on her publication in The Plant Journal about "Compartmentalisation of [FeFe]-hydrogenase maturation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii".

 

2016.12.22

At the Christmas celebration this year the Photobiotechnology work group enjoyed bowling and completed this evening with a delicious dinner.

 

2016.10.24

We are delighted about the joint publication "Electrochemical investigations of the mechanism of assembly of the active-site H-cluster of [FeFe]-hydrogenases" in JACS, which is a result of a collaboration with our partners in Oxford.

 

2016.09.19

Successful project meeting of the French-English-German research association Sun2Chem in Oxford, Great Britain.

 

2016.09.11

Anja Hemschemeier gives an invited talk at the "19th International Conference on Oxygen Binding and Sensing Proteins" in Hamburg.

 

2016.08.25

The excursion of the chair Plant Biochemistry and the Photobiotechnology work group takes the researchers to the water ski park in Duisburg.

 

2016.07.28

Anne Sawyer, Anja Hemschemeier and Christina Marx present a poster about current research results at the international congress "Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas" in Kyoto (Japan). Melis Düner gives a talk about "The Role of the Soluble Guanylate Cyclase CYG12 in the Acclimation of Chlamydomonas to Anaerobiosis".

 

 

2016.07.01

We are happy about the joint publication with collaborators from Osaka and the RUB "A structural view of synthetic cofactor integration into [FeFe]-hydrogenases", which was published in the journal Chemical Science.

 

2016.05.31

We congratulate Anja Hemschemeier on her inaugural lecture where the habilitation certificate was solemnly awarded to her.

 

2016.05.30

Synthesis of hydrogen

When enzymes assemble themselves in the test tube

We congratulate Jens Noth on his publication in the journal Angewandte Chemie about "[FeFe]-Hydrogenase with chalcogenide substitutions at the H-cluster maintains full H2 evolution activity".

 

2016.05.02

The Photobiotechnology work group successfully supports the organization of the statussymposium of the funding initiative "Functional Macroscopic Systems" of the Volkswagen foundation.

 

2016.02.09

We congratulate David Adam on his publication in ChemSusChem about "Sunlight dependent hydrogen production by photosensitizer/hydrogenase systems".

 

2016.02.09

We congratulate Anja Hemschemeier on her authorisation to teach awarded to her by the faculty council.

 

2016.01.25

Accession to the Ruhr h2 Network

Thomas Happe becomes a member of the advisory board of the Ruhr h2 Network, which promotes the potential of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

 

2015.10.19

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates Julian Esselborn on obtaining his doctoral degree!

 

2015.09.07

Kick-off meeting of the ERASynBio initiative Sun2Chem with collaborators of the CEA Cadarache research center and the University of Oxford in France.

 

2015.08.30

Anja Hemschemeier gives a talk and presents research results in a poster session at the Botanikertagung "From Molecules to the Field" in Weihenstephan.

 

2015.07.27

Anne Sawyer gives a talk about microalgae as solar-cell factories at the international "CAS Conference Synthetic Biology II" at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

 

2015.07.15

Crystallography-expert Prof. Genji Kurisu from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University Osaka (Japan) visits the Photobiotechnology work group.

 

2015.07.06

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates Jens Noth on obtaining his doctoral degree!

 

2015.07.01

WAZ (22.08.2015) Cooperation is supposed to lay foundation for cutting-edge research in Herne

Foundation of the project office SolarBioproducts Ruhr. Within the cooperation with the business development agency Herne new and innovative research ideas are generated and determined for industrial application.

 

2015.04.21

The Photobiotechnology work group congratulates Danuta Krawietz on obtaining her doctoral degree!

 

2015.04.14

We are happy to announce the joint publication with our collaborators in Oxford "How Formaldehyde Inhibits Hydrogen Evolution by [FeFe]-Hydrogenases: Determination by 13C ENDOR of Direct Fe-C Coordination and Order of Electron and Proton Transfers", which was published in the journal JACS.

 

2015.03.15

Domesticating photosynthesis - 1.2 million euros for new EU project "Sun2Chem"

Semi-artificial chloroplasts to manufacture biotechnologically relevant products.

 

2014.08.27

A more efficient hydrogen production

Researchers from the RUB and the MPI Mülheim redirect electrons to hydrogen evolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014.07.15

We are excited to announce our joint publication with collaborators in Mülheim an der Ruhr "New redox states observed in [FeFe] hydrogenases reveal redox coupling within the H-cluster", which was published in the journal JACS.

 

2014.07.15

Our automated liquid-handling system is now available for anaerobic high throughput experiments.

 

2014.06.08

Anja Hemschemeier gives a talk at the "16th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas" in California, USA about "Hypoxia signaling in Chlamydomonas".

 

2014.04.01

We are pleased that Anja Hemschemeier and Thomas Happe´s article "Metalloprotein Mimics - Old Tools in a New Light" has been published in the journal Trends in Biotechnology.

 

2013.10.28

Algae in Zero-Gravity - RUB-Researchers check a bioreactor for space travel on a parabolic flight

Researches of the RUB, the University of Bremen and the Karlsruher Institute for Technology work at "ModuLES – Modulares Lebenserhaltungs- und Energiesystem".

 

2013.10.01

We are happy about the publication by Julian Esselborn and our collaborators in Mülheim an der Ruhr and CEA France "Spontaneous activation of [FeFe]-hydrogenases by an inorganic [2Fe] active site mimic", which was published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

 

2013.07.04

We are excited to announce our Nature publication "Biomimetic assembly and activation of [FeFe]-hydrogenases", which is a result of a collaboration with partners from Grenoble, Paris and Mülheim an der Ruhr.

 

2013.06.25

We are happy about the publication by Anja Hemschemeier and colleagues "Hypoxic survival requires a 2-on-2 hemoglobin in a process involving nitric oxide", which was published in PNAS.

 

 

 

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  • Prof. Dr. T. Happe
  • AG Photobiotechnology
    Dep. Plant Biochemistry
    Ruhr-University Bochum
    building: ND room: 2/169
    Universitätsstrasse 150
    44801 Bochum
    Germany
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