Martha Zakrzewski

Project

Analysis of metagenome data sets from different habitats for the presence of sequences encoding industrially exploitable enzymes by means of bioinformatics

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Area: polyomics
Project Start: 1.04.2009
Supervisor(s): Dr. Andreas Schlüter, Prof. Dr. Alfred Pühler, Prof. Dr. Jens Stoye
University: Bielefeld

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Alumna

Martha defended her thesis on 12 October 2012. She then joined the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia as a postdoctoral fellow.

Project overview

In metagenomics, the collective genomes of natural microbial communities are directly isolated from the environment and sequenced. Metagenomes form a promising source of novel enzymes with biotechnological applications. In this PhD project, a pipeline for the identification of metagenome fragments encoding target enzymes was implemented. Enzymes in the focus of the project are laccases. Using this pipeline, novel laccase genes were identified in metagenomes taken from soil and ocean.

Analysis of metagenome data sets from different habitats for the presence of sequences encoding industrially exploitable enzymes by means of bioinformatics.

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Martha’s project presentation.
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