Franca Wahrendorff née Tolksdorf

Project

Production and evaluation of novel bacterial laccases

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Area: biocatalysis
Project Start: 1.05.2011
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jörg Pietruszka, Prof. Dr. Vlada Urlacher, Dr. Katja Koschorreck
University: Duesseldorf

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Franca defended her thesis in April 2015 and is an alumna of the CLIB-GC.

About the project

Laccases are well-known biocatalysts for the oxidation of phenolic compounds and are considered to be some of the most promising enzymes for future industrial applications. Although widely distributed in nature, only fungal laccases are applied in biotechnological processes so far.

Within this project eight bacterial laccases were investigated. For homomolecular coupling reactions gallic acid and its derivatives were selected in a manner that dimerization by C-C and C-O coupling can occur, resulting in formation of ellagic acid.

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