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Prof. Dr. Dirk Tischler
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Mikrobielle Biotechnologie
Dirk Tischler, born in 1982, studied applied natural science at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany, and completed his doctoral studies on styrene monooxygenases under supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Schlömann in 2012. He continued as junior group leader in the field of industrial biotechnology with emphasis on the prediction of novel biocatalysts and pathways from (meta)genome of soil bacteria. In January 2018 he became Junior Professor for Microbial Biotechnology and turned in 2019 to Professor for Microbial Biotechnology at Ruhr University Bochum.
To beaver away!
Dirk Tischler is a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and was accepted into its Young Leader Circle in 2014. In 2020, he was appointed Ambassador of the American Society for Microbiology. Also in 2020, Professor Tischler was elected into the Board of the common specialist group "Biotransformations" of the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology e.V. (DECHEMA) and the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM).
For his doctorate thesis, he was awarded the Bernhard von Cotta Award from the Friends and Supporters of TU Bergakademie Freiberg as well the Junior Scientist Award of the Dresden Industry and Science Discussion Group. 2013 Dirk Tischler received a Max Buchner Research Foundation scholarship to conduct research on artificial evolution of styrene monooxygenases. In 2018, he was awarded a further scholarship of the Max Buchner Research Foundation for establishing chemo-enzymatic cascades.
The research focus on Professor Dirk Tischler is on the identification and application of novel biocatalysts, mostly related to redox biochemistry.