Dr. Thomas Drepper

University

Duesseldorf

department: Dept. of Biology, Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, campus FZ Jülich

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University of Duesseldorf, Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, campus FZ Jülich, Bacterial Photobiotechnology Group

Research Interests

Purple non-sulphur bacteria (Rhodospirillaceae) have been widely used in genetic studies of physiology and regulation of essential metabolic pathways, including photosynthesis, CO2 fixation, nitrogen assimilation, and hydrogen metabolism. Rhodobacter capsulatus has been extensively analyzed and its genome is completely sequenced which makes this organism one of the best-characterized representatives of photosynthetic prokaryotes. Because of its unique physiological properties, R. capsulatus exhibits a tremendous potential for various applications in sustainable biotechnology.

To find out more, visit the website of the Bacterial Photobiotechnology Group.

Students (co-)supervised

Andreas Domröse
Anita Loeschcke (alumna)
Marcus Wingen (alumnus)