Optimized oxidoreductases for medium and large scale industrial biotransformations
Project Secretariat
Dr Marta Pérez-Boada
E-mail: MPBoada@cib.csic.es
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Biological Research Centre (CIB)
Calle Ramiro de Maeztu 9, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Phone: 34 918373112
Fax: 34 915360432
Mobile: 34 650080476
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about us
Tudresden IhziTechnische Universität Dresden, Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau, Germany (TUD-IHIZ)

Martin Hofrichter
Contact information
M. Hofrichter, Department of Bio and Environmental Sciences,
Markt 23, D-02763 Zittau, Germany;

Phone: 49 3583 61 2721,
Secretary 49 3583 61 2700,
Fax: 49 3583 61 2734,
E-mail: hofrichter@ihi-zittau.de

The International Graduate School of Zittau (IHIZ) -a former state university in Saxony in the triangle where Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic meet- has become, since January 2013, a central unit of the Dresden University of Technology, the only excellence university in East Germany. IHIZ was founded in 1993 and is especially dedicated to the joint education of German and foreign Master and PhD students (http://www.ihi-zittau.de/cms/en/558/Concept/).

Description of the group

Encapsulated UPO
The Department of Bio- and Environmental Sciences consists of five research groups (Mycology & Enzymology, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Process Engineering, Hydrology) and has, at the moment, 27 members (4 technicians, 4 Master-, 13 PhD students, 2 postdocs, 2 senior scientists, 2 professors). Moreover, more than 40 visiting scientists from 12 countries have worked over the last years at the department. The research line of the department deals with the functional biodiversity of fungal enzymes, with special emphasis on the biodegradation of natural polymers and the biotransformation of small organic compounds. During the last years, the scientific interest has focused onto unspecific peroxygenases and other new types of extracellular fungal enzymes (DyPs, LichPODs, GH78 hydrolases).

Harald Kellner

Christiane Liers

Rene Ullrich
Martin Hofrichter (professor, head of the department) leads the participation of the group in INDOX, in collaboration with Christiane Liers (assistant professor). The following members of the group will be also involved in the project: René Ullrich (PhD, senior scientist), Harald Kellner (PhD, postdoc), Marzena Poraj-Kobielska (PhD, postdoc), Sebastian Peter (PhD, postdoc), Martin Kluge (PhD student), Marek Pecyna (PhD student), Alexander Karich (PhD student) and Ulrike Schneider (technician).

Main role in INDOX
Within the project, TUD-IHIZ will focus on fungal peroxygenases, DyP-type and lichen peroxidases, the search for new biocatalysts of these types, the characterization of these enzymes as well as on the evaluation of their oxygen transfer and oxidation potential. TUD-IHIZ is the leader of WP1 and will study different aspects of these novel peroxidases.
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Project Coordinator
Prof. Angel T. Martínez
Biological Research Centre (CIB, CSIC)
Calle Ramiro de Maeztu 9, E-28040 Madrid, Spain.
E-mail: ATMartinez@cib.csic.es
Phone: 34 918373112
Fax: 34 915360432

Angel T. Martínez is Research Professor of CSIC at the group of Biotechnology for Lignocellulosic Biomass of CIB. He is member of ACS, ASM and TAPPI, with around 250 publications mainly related to oxidoreductases and microbial biotechnology.

His experience is supported by participation in more than 55 national and international research projects, in most of them as head researcher. Regarding EC Framework Programmes, he has coordinated projects of Industrial Biotechnology from FP3 to FP7, such as PEROXICATS (KBBE-2010-4-265397), BIORENEW (NMP2-CT-2006-026456), PELAS (QLK3-1999-00590), PITCH (QLK5-1999-01357) and AIR2 (CT93-1219).
Official webpage of indox [ industrialoxidoreductases ]. Optimized oxidoreductases for medium and large scale industrial biotransformations. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement nº: FP7-KBBE-2013-7-613549. © indox 2013. Developed by garcíarincón