Redox-engineered photosystems and tailor made electron pathways for in vitro photobiocatalysis

Fellow: ESR8
Home Institution: Ruhr University Bochum – Germany
Academic Secondment: Wageningen University & Research – the Netherlands
Industrial Secondment: GlaxoSmithKline – England


This research will focus on:

i) Method for low-cost one-step isolation and isotropic immobilization of photosystems on electrodes;

ii) Photobiocatalytic platform: development of redox modified protein scaffolds for direct electron transfer between photosystems and reductases based on FNR model system with WUR (ESR 9);

iii) In vitro application for light-driven synthesis of perillyl alcohol and caprolactone as proof-of-concept.