Prof. Dr. Jörg Pietruszka



department: Dept. of Chemistry, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, campus FZ Jülich


University of Duesseldorf, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Campus FZ Juelich. Head of the Institute

Research interests

  • Natural Product Synthesis
  • Organoboron Chemistry
  • Biocatalysis
  • Assay Development
  • Enantioselectivity Screening

The biotechnological production of valuable synthons, such as enantiopure or selectively functionalized small molecules, can be achieved with isolated enzymes, but also with whole cell biocatalysts. Non-natural substrates are especially challenging. Often it is necessary to change the selectivity of the biocatalysts and adapt its activity without reducing the overall stability. Biocatalyst screening and assay development is important to overcome limitations and increase the applicability of biocatalysts as catalyst in various processes and making it a truly sustainable method in organic synthesis.

To find out more, visit the website of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.

Students (co-)supervised

Benjamin Berntsson
Sidra Hassan (alumna)
Irene Kullartz (alumna)
Kamila Morka (alumna)
Katharina Neufeld (alumna)
Melanie Schölzel (alumna)
Sebastian Schulz (alumna)
Stephanie Schumacher (alumna)
Torsten Sehl (alumnus)
Sanel Suljic (alumnus)
Marco Teiber (alumnus)
Agne Tubeleviciute (alumna)
Franca Wahrendorff, née Tolksdorf (alumna)