Whole-cell amination of ketones at the expense of light and ammonia

Fellow: ESR2
Home Institution: University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität) – Austria
Academic Secondment: University of Porto – Portugal
Industrial Secondment: Subitec GmbH – Germany


This research will focus on concepts and whole cell catalyst development for light-driven reductive amination using e.g. transaminases or/and amine dehydrogenases in vivo, testing substrate scope, and in the improvement of efficiency by engineering of the electron transport.