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Jennifer Engel

Ph.d.-studerende

Education

Ph.D. Student (since 01.04.2016)
Aarhus University, Denmark (since 01.08.2018)
Research group: Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara
University of Technology Hamburg, Germany (01.04.2016 – 31.07.2018)
Research group: Technical Biocatalysis, Prof. Andreas Liese
Characterisation of a convergent cascade for epsilon-caprolactone synthesis
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara

M.Sc. in Biochemistry (01.10.2013 – 22.01.2016)
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
Investigation of oxidative enzymes from marine habitats
Research group: Biotechnology and enzyme catalysis, Prof. Uwe T. Bornscheuer,
Advisors: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis, Jan Muschiol
• Screened potential substrates for newly discovered cytochrome P450 monooxygenases
• Collaborated with a small group of researchers
• Employed various laboratory techniques, including GC-MS, TLC


B.Sc. in Biochemistry (01.10.2010 – 24.09.2013)
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
Untersuchung von homologen P450 Hydroxylasen in Bezug auf die Umsetzung der Pimaricinvorstufe 4,5-de-epoxypimaricin (Investigation of homologous P450 hydroxylases in relation to conversion of the pimaricin precursor 4,5-de-epoxypimaricin)
Research group: Biotechnology and enzyme catalysis, Prof. Uwe T. Bornscheuer,
Advisor: Dr. Javier Santos Aberturas
• Used intergeneric conjugation techniques between Streptomyces sp. and E. coli
• Utilized various laboratory techniques, including, PCR, gel electrophoresis, plasmid preparation, protein overexpression and purification, HPLC analysis


Experience

Research associate (since 01.04.2016)
Aarhus University, Denmark (since 01.08.2018)
University of Technology Hamburg, Germany (01.04.2016-31.07.2018)
• Kinetic characterisation of Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases
• Establishment of kinetic models
• Design of Experiments
• Supervision of technical assistant interns and Master thesis
• Management of Bioprocess Engineering practical course

Temporary staff (01.04.2014 – 31.01.2015)
Bakery “Junge Die Bäckerei”, Greifswald, Germany
• Sale, product preparation and presentation

Student researcher (01.10.2013 – 28.02.2014)
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
Research group: Biotechnology and enzyme catalysis, Prof. Uwe T. Bornscheuer,
Advisor: Dr. Javier Santos Aberturas
• Prepared and screened mutant libraries of a class II glutamine amidotransferase

Student researcher (01.07.2012 – 30.06.2013)
Environmental laboratory, Hanshagen, Germany
• Chemical analysis of sewage (BOD5)

International Experiences

Research Stay (01.04.2017 – 14.05.2017)
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Research group: Biocatalysis
• Protein engineering of a Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase

Skills

Computer LiteracyGeneious®, PyMOL Molecular Graphics System, ORIGIN®, MATLAB®, DesignExpert®, Microsoft Office
Languages: German (native speaker)
English (verbal and written full professional proficiency)
Spanish (verbal and written proficiency)
Danish (beginner skills)