The GFGSB speaker Prof. Dr. Matias Zurbriggen (University of Düsseldorf) and Prof. Dr. Beatrix Suess (TU Darmstadt) as deputy speaker presented the award together to Dr. Christoph Diehl. In his doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, he researched the optimisation of the CETCH cycle. This artificial metabolic pathway for the efficient binding and conversion of CO2 was developed in the Department of “Biochemistry and Synthetic Metabolism” led by Prof. Dr. Tobias Erb. Using the CETCH cycle as an example, Dr. Christoph Diehl showed how such networks can be optimised using machine learning approaches, expanded in a modular way and operated flexibly by realising synthetic reaction sequences.
The is composed of members of DBG (German Botanical Society), DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), GBM (Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and GDCh (German Chemical Society) and endowed with 500 € prize money, which was donated by Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner (Furtwangen University). joint working group synthetic biology