PhD Student in Photo Biocatalysis (Early Stage Researcher) - ESR2

University of Graz
October 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Whole-cell amination of ketones at the expense of light and ammonia
Roles and Responsibilities

The main part of your work will be carried out at the University of Graz (Austria, with Prof. Kroutil), and a secondment placement (6 months) will take place at the University of Porto (Portugal, Prof. Paula Tamagnini).

Additionally a secondment placement at a company is foreseen (3 months). The PhD project is funded for three years and would start by April 2018 or later.

Your PhD degree will be awarded on the basis of successful completion of the research work from two universities (Graz, Austria and Porto, Portugal). You will also be required to participate in the training and workshop organized by the ITN- EJD. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellow, you are also expected to contribute your time in the dissemination of your project's result through public engagement and other scientific platforms.

This PhD research will focus on:

i) concepts and whole cell catalyst development for light-driven reductive amination using e.g. transaminases or/and amine dehydrogenases in vivo; 

ii) testing substrate scope; 

iii) improvement of efficiency by engineering of the electron transport.

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