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Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical engineering

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Oliver Kayser

Mail: Oliver Kayser

Chair Technichal Biochemistry

Emil-Figge-Str. 66, Room G1-6.10

44227 Dortmund

Phone: +49 231 755 7487

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Oliver Kayser © TU Dortmund

Research interest

  • Biosynthestic pathways of secondary natural products in plants
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Metabolomics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Medicinal Plant Biotechnology
  • Applications for white biotechnology and pharmaceutical biotechnology

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born 1967 in Recklinghausen, Deutschland
  • 1986 - 1991: Pharmacy study at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Deutschland
  • 1991 - 1992: Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • 1992 - 1997: PhD Thesis at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 1998 - 2003: Habilitation at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 2003 - 2010: Professor for Natural Product Biosynthesis at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Since 2010: Professor of the Chair Technical Biochemistry, TU Dortmund, Germany
2023
Towards the heterologous production of rare cannabinoids - Bioengineering studies and rational protein design
Dissertation by Fabian Johannes Thomas
Plant-based aromatic prenyltransferases for activation of phenolic compounds
Dissertation by Sophie Thomsen-Schmidt
2022
Evaluation of plant callus cultures to elucidate the metabolic degradation of pesticides in plants
Dissertation by Leonie Hillebrands
Diversity and beneficial mechanisms of endophytic maytansine in Gymnosporia heterophylla defense and studies on biological activities of 20-hydroxymaytenine and related natural products
Dissertation by Thanet Pitakbut
2019
Molecular biological elucidation of late tropane alkaloid biosynthesis
Dissertation by Kathrin Laura Kohnen-Johannsen
Transcriptomic analysis of Radula marginata Taylor for identification of key genes in the biosynthesis of cannabinoid-like compounds
Dissertation by Tajammul Hussain
2018
Phytochemical and biological investigation of Jatropha pelargoniifolia roots native to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dissertation by Hanan Y. Aati
2017
2016
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