High demands are set upon the optical purity of building blocks for the production of many fine chemicals. Due to the high natural selectivity of biocatalysts, biotransformations appear as favourable methods for the purpose of chiral syntheses. Major research interests are the development of new biocatalytic systems and reaction engineering methods to intensify whole cell biotransformations of hydrophobic, unstable and/or toxic substrates up to the technical scale.

Finished research projects