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Stefan Wolfgang Grotzinger

PhD Students

Introduction

Sixth-year PhD student studying the usability of genomes from uncultured microorganisms living at the extreme conditions of the Red Sea brine pools (up to 68˚C and salt saturation) to produce functional extremozymes (proteins which are stable under extreme conditions). His research combines computational methods (development of annotation methods to increase annotation reliability), and experimental methods to verify the annotation, such as microbiological work on the hypersaline expression system Halobacterium salinarum, biotechnological investigations and optimizations of this system as well as biochemical analysis of protein function. He received his Master of Science (Biochemistry) from the Technical University of Munich, Munich (Germany) and is more than happy to take you on an off-road adventure.