Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy



L. Frantzeskakis, K.J. Courville, L. Plücker, R. Kellner, J. Kruse, A. Brachmann, M. Feldbrügge and V. Göhre (2017) The plant-dependent life cycle of Thecaphora thlaspeos: a smut fungus adapted to Brassicaceae. Mol. Plant-Microb. Interact. accepted for publication.
--> BOOST Fund Project PlaMint

Hussner A, Stiers I., Verhofstad MJJM, Bakker ES, Grutters BMC, Haury J, van Valkenburg JLCH, Brundu G,Newman J, Clayton JS, Anderson LWJ, Hofstra D (2017) Management and control methods of invasive alien aquatic plants: a review. Aquatic Botany, 136:112–137
--> SEED Fund Project AquaPro

Heck, A. & Drepper, T. (2017) Engineering photosynthetic α-proteobacteria for the production of recombinant proteins and terpenoids. In: Modern topics in the phototrophic prokaryotes – environmental and applied aspects (P. C. Hallenbeck, ed.), Springer doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46261-5
--> BOOST Fund Project BIOExpressPro

Moudříková, Š., Nedbal, L., Solovchenko, A., & Mojzeš, P. (2017). Raman microscopy shows that nitrogen-rich cellular inclusions in microalgae are microcrystalline guanine. Algal Research, 23, 216-222.
--> BOOST Fund Project AlgalFertilizer


Bösch, K., Frantzeskakis, L., Vraneš, M., Kämper, J., Schipper, K., & Göhre, V. (2016). Genetic Manipulation of the Plant Pathogen Ustilago maydis to Study Fungal Biology and Plant Microbe Interactions. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), (115), e54522-e54522.
--> SEED Fund Project PlaMint

Damm, T., Commandeur, U., Fischer, R., Usadel, B., and H. Klose (2016) Improving the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass by polysaccharide modification Process Biochemistry 51(2): 288–296.
--> BOOST Fund Project EnZiP and BOOST Fund Project OrCaCel

Freier, L., Hemmerich, J., Schöler, K., Wiechert, W., Oldiges, M., von Lieres, E. (2016) Framework for Kriging-based iterative experimental analysis and design: optimization of secretory protein production in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Eng Life Sci 16(6):538–549
--> BOOST Fund Project BIOExpressPro

Geiser E., Ludwig F., Zambanini T., Wierckx N. and Blank L.M. (2016) Draft Genome Sequences of Itaconate-Producing UstilaginaceaeGenome Announc. vol.4 no. 6 e01291-16.
--> BOOST Fund Project PectiLyse

Geiser E., Reindl M., Blank L.M., Feldbrügge M., Wierckx N., Schipper K. (2016) Activating intrinsic CAZymes of the smut fungus Ustilago maydis for the degradation of plant cell wall components. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Jun 17. pii: AEM.00713-16.
--> SEED Fund Project UstiLyse and BOOST Fund Project PectiLyse

Hemmerich, J., Rohe, P., Kleine, B., Jurischka, S., Wiechert, W., Freudl, R., Oldiges, M. (2016) Use of Sec signal peptide libraries from Bacillus subtilis for the optimization of cutinase secretion in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Microb Cell Fact 15:208 doi:10.1186/s12934-016-0604-6
--> BOOST Fund Project BIOExpressPro

Lenders, M.H.D., Beer, T.,  Smits, S.H.J. und Schmitt, L. (2016) In vivo quantification of the secretion rates of the hemolysin A Type I secretion system. Sci Reports 6:33275 doi:10.1038/srep33275
--> BOOST Fund Project BioBreak

Lotz, J., Schwalbach, M., Naumann, U. (2016) A Case Study in Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of Parameter Calibration                                                                                                                                                                                  
--> BOOST Fund Project BeProMod

MacKellar, D., Lieber, L., Norman, J.S., Bolger, A., Tobin, C., Murray, J.W., Oksaksin, M., Chang, R.L., Ford, T.J., Nguyen, P.Q., Woodward, J., Permingeat, H.R.,  Joshi, N.S., Silver, P.A., Usadel, B., Rutherford, A.W.,  Friesen, M.L., Prell, J. (2016) Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus does not fix nitrogen. Sci Rep 6:20086 doi:10.1038/srep20086
--> BOOST Fund Project BIOExpressPro

G. T. T. Nguyen, G.T.T., Erlenkamp, G., Jäck, O., Küberl, A., Bott, M., Fiorani, F., Gohlke, H., Groth, G., (2016) Chalcone-based Selective Inhibitors of a C4 Plant Key Enzyme as Novel Potential Herbicides. Scientific Reports 6, doi: 10.1038/srep27333
--> BOOST Fund Project C4-PSH

Safiran, N., Lotz, J., Naumann, U. (2016) Algorithmic Differentiation of Numerical Methods: Second-Order Adjoint Solvers for Parameterized systems of Nonlinear Equations                                                                                                                                                                                  
--> BOOST Fund Project BeProMod

Sarkari P., Feldbrügge M. and Schipper K. (2016) The corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis as an alternative expression system for biopharmaceuticals. In: Fungal Biology. Gene expression systems in fungi: advancements and applications. Edited by M. Schmoll and C. Dattenböck. Springer Book Series.
--> SEED Fund Project UstiOpt

Stock J., Terfrüchte M., Schipper, K. (2016) A reporter system to study unconventional secretion of proteins avoiding N-glycosylation in Ustilago maydis. Springer Protocols
--> SEED Fund Project UstiOpt

Solovchenko, A., Verschoord, A.M., Jablonowskic, N.D., Nedbal, L. (2016) Phosphorus from wastewater to crops: An alternative path involving microalgae. Biotechnology Advances doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2016.01.002
--> BOOST Fund Project AlgalFertilizer

Witzel, C.P. and Finger, R. (2016): Economic evaluation of Miscanthus production - A review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 53: 681-696
--> White Paper MisCas


Diener, M., Kopka, B., Pohl, M., Jaeger, K. and Krauss, U. (2015) Fusion of a Coiled-Coil Domain Facilitates the High-Level Production of Catalytically Active Enzyme Inclusion Bodies. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501001
--> BOOST Fund Project CatIBs

Dick, M., Weiergräber, O., Classen, T., Bisterfeld, C., Bramski, J., Gohlke, H. and Pietruszka, J. (2015)  Trading off stability against activity in extremophilic aldolases. Sci. Rep. 2015
--> SEED Fund Project FlowCom

Domröse, A., Klein, A., Hage-Hülsmann, J., Thies, S., Svensson, V., Classen,T., Pietruszka, J., Jaeger, K., Drepper, T., Loeschcke, A.  Efficient recombinant production of prodigiosin in Pseudomonas putida DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00972
--> SEED Fund Project LIPANO

Bisterfeld, C., Küberl née Kullartz, I., Dick, M., Pietruszka, J. (2015): A Fluorogenic Screening for Enantio- and Diastereoselectivity of 2-Deoxy-d-ribose-5-phosphate Aldolases. Synlett DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1560723
SEED Fund Projekt FlowCom

Grande, P., Viell, J., Theyssen, N., Marquardt, W., Domínguez de María, P., Leitner, W. (2015) Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass using the OrganoCat process. Green Chem., 2015,17,3533
--> BOOST Fund Project OrCaCel

Kiefler, I., Bringer, S., Bott, M. (2015): SdhE-dependent formation of a functional Acetobacter pasteurianus succinate dehydrogenase in Gluconobacter oxydans-a first step toward a complete tricarboxylic acid cycle. AMB 99(21), 9147-9160.
--> BOOST Fund Project GLUFACT

Klose, H., Günl, M., Usadel, B., Fischer R. and U. Commandeur (2015): Cell wall modification in tobacco by differential targeting of recombinant endoglucanase from Trichoderm reesei. BMC Plant Biol. 15:54.
--> BOOST Fund Projekt EnZIP

Lang, V., Usadel, B. and G. Obermeyer (2015): De novo sequencing and analysis of the lily pollen transcriptome: an open access data source for an orphan plant species. Plant Mol Biol. 2015 Jan, 87 (1-2): 69-80.
--> BOOST Fund Project PNP-EXPRESS

Loeschcke, A. and S. Thies (2015): Pseudomonas putida-a versatile host for the production of natural products. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol.; 99 (15): 6197-214.
--> SEED Fund Project LIPANO

Lotz, J., Naumann, U., Hannemann-Tamás, R., Ploch, T. and A. Mitsos (2015): Higher-order Discrete Adjoint ODE Solver in C++ for Dynamic Optimization. Procedia Computer Science, 256-265.
--> BOOST Fund Project BEProMod

Luchterhand, B., Fischöder, T., Grimm, A.R., Wewetzer, S., Wunderlich, M., Schlepütz, T., and J.Büchs (2015): Quantifying the sensitivity of G. oxydans ATCC 621H and DSM 3504 to osmotic stress triggered by soluble buffers. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 2015, 42(4), 585-600.
--> BOOST Fund Project GLUFACT

Meyer M., Schweiger, P. and U. Deppenmeier (2015): Succinic semialdehyde reductase Gox1801 from Gluconobacter oxydans in comparison to other succinic semialdehyde-reducing enzymes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol., 99, 3929–3939.
--> BOOST Fund Projekt GLUFACT

Moseler, A., Allera, I., Wagner, S., Nietzelb, T.,  Przybyla-Toscano, J., Mühlenhoffe, U., Lille, R., Berndt, C., Rouhier, N., Schwarzländer, M. and A.J. Meyer (2015): The mitochondrial monothiol glutaredoxin S15 is essential for iron-sulfur protein maturation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PNAS, 2015, 112(44), 13735–13740.
--> SEED Fund Project CoSens

Torra, J., Burgos-Caminal, A., Endres, S., Wingen, W., Drepper, T., Gensch, T., Ruiz-Gonzáleza,,R. and S. Nonell (2015): Singlet oxygen photosensitisation by the fluorescent protein Pp2FbFP L30M, a novel derivative of Pseudomonas putida flavin-binding Pp2FbFP. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 280-287.
--> BOOST Fund Projekt BIOExpressPro

Van Summeren-Wesenhagen, P. and J. Marienhagen (2015): Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for the synthesis of the plant polyphenol pinosylvin. Applied and environmental microbiology. 81, 3, 840-849.
--> BOOST Fund Project PNP-EXPRESS

Van Summeren‑Wesenhagen, P., Voges, R., Dennig, A., Sokolowsky, S., Noack, S., Schwaneberg, U. and J. Marienhagen (2015): Combinatorial optimization of synthetic operons for the microbial production of p‑coumaryl alcohol with Escherichia coliMicrob Cell Fact, 14:79.
--> BOOST Fund Project PNP-EXPRESS

Voiniciuc, C., Schmidt, M., Berger, A., Yang, B., Ebert, B., Scheller, H., North, H.-M., Usadel, B. and M. Günl (2015): MUCI10 produces Galactoglucomannan that maintains Pectin and Cellulose architecture in Arabidopsis seed mucilage. Plant Physiol. 169(1):403-420.
--> BOOST Fund Project EnZIP

Voiniciuc, C., Günl, M., Schmidt, M. and B. Usadel (2015): Highly Branched Xylan Made by IRX14 and MUCI21 Links Mucilage to Arabidopsis Seeds. Plant Physiol. 169(4): 2481-2495.
--> BOOST Fund Project EnZIP

Winzer, F., Witzel, C.P., Kraska, T., Finger, R. and Pude, R. (2015): Möglichkeiten der Kaskadennutzung von Miscanthus zur Erhöhung der Ressourceneffizienz. Mitt. Ges. Pflanzenbauwiss., 27, 23-24.

--> White Paper Project MisCas


Kosciow, K., Zahid, N., Schweiger, P. and U. Deppenmeier (2014): Production of a periplasmic trehalase in Gluconobacter oxydans and growth on trehalose Journal of Biotechnology, 189, 27-35.
--> BOOST Fund Project GLUFACT

Noack, S. and W. Wiechert (2014): Quantitative metabolomics: a phantom? Trends in Biotechnology, 32, 597-656.

Paulus, J.K., Förster, K. and Groth, G. (2014): Direct and selective small-molecule inhibition of photosynthetic PEP carboxylase: New approach to combat C4 weeds in arable crops. FEBS Letters,588, 12, 2101-2106.
--> BOOST-Fund Project C4-PSH

Terfrüchte, M., Jöhnk, B., Fajardo-Somera, R., Braus, G. ,Riquelme,  M., Schipper, K. and M. Feldbrügge (2014): Establishing a versatile Golden Gate cloning system for genetic engineering in fungi. Fungal Genet. Biol., 1-10.

Zeiser, J., Mühlenbeck, L.H., Schweiger, P. and U. Deppenmeier (2014): Characterization of a periplasmic quinoprotein from Sphingomonas wittichii that functions as aldehyde dehydrogenase.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98, 20167-2079.


Feldbrügge, M., Kellner, R. and K. Schipper (2013): The biotechnological use and potential of plant pathogenic smut fungi.  Appl. Microbiol. Biotech., 3253-3265.

Geiser, E., Wierckx, N., Zimmermann, M. and L. M. Blank (2013): Identification of an endo-1,4-beta-xylanase of Ustilago maydis. BMC Biotech., 1-8