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Welcome to the homepage of the Institute of Technical Microbiology at Hamburg University of Technology.

This homepage will inform you on our activities regarding education and research. It will also give you an insight into the fascinating world of extremophiles. These microorganisms thrive in the most demanding and extreme ecological niches on Earth. Our research is dedicated to life under extreme conditions. We aim to isolate, characterize and apply extremophilic microorganisms which can grow at temperatures from the freezing point of water up to 103°C, at pH values lower than 4 or higher than 9 or at salt concentrations of up to 30%.
Biocatalysts from extremophilic microorganisms will lead to the development of innovative environmetal-friendly processes and products. The efficient bioconversion of renewable resources will significatly contribute to sustainable white biotechnology.

You are invited to take a look at our research activities and to learn more about the huge biotechnological potential of extremophilic microorganisms and their biocatalysts.


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Garo Antranikian

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Foreword to the book: "Biotechnology of Extremophiles"

Prof. Antranikian contributed the forword to the book "Biotechnology of Extremophiles - Advances and Challenges", edited by P. Rampelotto. This book was just published at Springer. Our chapter on "Lipolytic Enzymes" is also part of this book!

Master project: Jaqueline Schreiber

Jaqueline started her Master project: She will clone genes encoding glycoside hydrolases and characterize the respective enzymes. Welcome!

Two new BTA trainees join our institute

Alina Krull and Feline te Heesen started their 4-month projects. Welcome!

Evolutionary developmental biology

Skander highlights recent research on the evolution of the teleostei's heart. The short commentary entitled "Eine Kopie des Elastin-Gens steuert die Entwicklung der glatten Muskulatur im Herz der Teleostei" will be published in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau! Congratulations! Elleuche 2016

Iryna's paper has been accepted

Iryna's paper entitled "Is it possible to optimize the protein production yield by the generation of homomultimeric fusion enzymes?" has been accepted for publication in SpringerPlus. Congratulations! Barshakh and Elleuche 2016

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Foreword to the book: "Biotechnology of Extremophiles"

Prof. Antranikian contributed the forword to the book "Biotechnology of Extremophiles - Advances and Challenges", edited by P. Rampelotto. This book was just published at Springer. Our chapter on "Lipolytic Enzymes" is also part of this book!

Master project: Jaqueline Schreiber

Jaqueline started her Master project: She will clone genes encoding glycoside hydrolases and characterize the respective enzymes. Welcome!

Two new BTA trainees join our institute

Alina Krull and Feline te Heesen started their 4-month projects. Welcome!

Evolutionary developmental biology

Skander highlights recent research on the evolution of the teleostei's heart. The short commentary entitled "Eine Kopie des Elastin-Gens steuert die Entwicklung der glatten Muskulatur im Herz der Teleostei" will be published in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau! Congratulations! Elleuche 2016

Iryna's paper has been accepted

Iryna's paper entitled "Is it possible to optimize the protein production yield by the generation of homomultimeric fusion enzymes?" has been accepted for publication in SpringerPlus. Congratulations! Barshakh and Elleuche 2016