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• scholarships for PhD and postdoctocal studies
• scientific student projects

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Scholarships for PhD and Postdoctoral studies

The graduate school "Biocatalysis in non-conventional media (BioNoCo)" is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It is located at RWTH Aachen University with Forschungszentrum Jülich and Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf as associated partners.
The graduate school offers education and research in a stimulating environment within the highly competitive area of White Biotechnology. Joint supervision in at least two different teams, interdisciplinary research and close collaboration within the international community promote high level qualification and open interesting career opportunities.
The successful applicants are expected to hold a high level Masters or Diploma degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, (bio–)chemical engineering or a neighbouring area. Employment equity is one of our aims. Open p
ositions are now available under Vacancies.

PhD scholarships
1 Lipase-variants for catalysis in supercritical fluids
2 Characterization of the influences of non-conventional media on stability and activity of biocatalysts

Identification of solvent influences on the structure of biocatalysts using bacterial lipases as a model

4 Analysis of factors influencing enzyme activity and stability in the gas phase to allow high throughput screening for stabilised enzymes
5 New biocatalysts for the asymmetric reduction of imines
6 Optimisation of enantioselective enzymatic synthesis of readily racemising products
7 Enzyme entrapment in synthetic hydrogels for use in organic solvents
8 Thermodynamically driven analysis of the equilibrium position in reactive multi-phase systems
9 Electrochemical regeneration of cofactors in gel-stabilised aqueous-organic two-phase systems
10 Protein engineering to increase enzyme stability in emulsions
13 Enzymatic cascade reactions
24 Evaluation of fluorescence-reporters for the analysis of inactivation processes during biocatalysis in non-conventional media
26 Influences of non-conventional media on bimolecular carboligase reactions catalyzed by tiamin-diphospate (ThDP)-dependent enzymes
26a Characterization of the influences of non-conventional media on stability and activity of biocatalysts
27 Semi-rational and evolutionary development of carbonyl reductase from Candida parapsilosis (CPCR) for asymmetric synthesis in organic-aqueous biphasic systems
30 Process optimization for oxidoreductions in organic solvents
33 Automated high-throughput determination of intrinsic enzyme reaction kinetics for monophasic medium selection
35 Switchable microgels for enzyme catalyzis in emulsions
36 Enzyme-catalyzed biotransformations in deep-eutectic-solvents
37 Deciphering rationales behind the evolutionary stabilization of an enzyme in non-conventional solvents
39 Reaction kinetics identification for the analysis of reaction mechanisms of ThDP-dependent enzymes
40 Enzyme-catalyzed biotransformations in deep-eutectic-solvents
41 Influence of recombinant enzyme on host cell metabolic activity and expression
42 Measurement and Modelling of the Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Ionic Liquid Containing Systems
50 Computational analysis of non-conventional media on the selectivty of biocatalysts
51 Chemo-enzymatic multi-step strategies in non-conventional media: From proof-of-concept to process development.
Postdoctoral scholarships
12 Metagenomic screening
13 Enzymatic cascade reactions