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The Institute´s research activities can be classified in principle into biocatalysis and a part which can be described as "Advanced compounds, techniques and procedures". Additional highlights are due to the long-term experience in modern Carbohydrate Chemistry as well as the synthesis of higly functionalised natural products and biologically active analogues in enantio- and diastereomerically pure form. Advanced compounds: in the field of drugs,auxiliaries for glycobiology, molecular sensors for biochemistry and food technology, advanced techniques and procedures: biocatalysis,enantioselective chemical catalysis, glyotechnology. The institute is the administrative centre of Spezialforschungsbereich "Biocatalysis". Biocatalysis means using the special properties of the catalysts of Nature, the enzymes, such as: high selectivity, mild reaction conditions and the minimisation of wastes in order to solve problems in the fields of chemistry, technology and ecology.

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Enzymes Chemical Compounds
Glycine Hydroxymethyltransferase Chemical Compounds
Substrates Chemical Compounds
Transaminases Chemical Compounds
Catalysts Engineering & Materials Science
Lipase Medicine & Life Sciences
amidase Chemical Compounds
Amines Chemical Compounds

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Julia Blesl


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Rolf Breinbauer


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Karl Dax



Research Output 1981 2019

Capsaicin Metabolite Synthesis by Fungal Cytochrome P450

Willim, M., Bachler, T., Schweda, B., Migglautsch, A. K., Glieder, A., Breinbauer, R. & Winkler, M., 14 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearch


Astria, E., Thonhofer, M., Ricco, R., Liang, W., Angela, C., Tarzia, A., Alt, K., Hagemeyer, C., Rattenberger, J., Schröttner, H., Wrodnigg, T. M., Amenitsch, H., Huang, D., Doonan, C. & Falcaro, P., 20 Feb 2019, In : Materials Horizons. p. online

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Cytochrome P450 mediated hydroxylation of ibuprofen using Pichia pastoris as biocatalyst

Rinnofner, C., Kerschbaumer, B., Weber, H., Glieder, A. & Winkler, M., 2019, In : Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 17, p. 525-528 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Pichia pastoris

Activities 1993 2019

Cytochrome P450 mediated hydroxylation of ibuprofen using Pichia pastoris as biocatalyst

Claudia Rinnofner (Speaker), Bianca Kerschbaumer (Contributor), Hansjörg Weber (Contributor), Anton Glieder (Contributor), Margit Winkler (Contributor)
Apr 2019 → …

Activity: Talk or presentationPoster presentationScience to science

Novel Cyclopentanoid Inhibitors of Protein O-GlcNAcase

Patrick Weber (Speaker), Arnold Stütz (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Wahnsinn in der Wissenschaft

Rolf Breinbauer (Speaker)
14 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture or debateScience to science


DSM Science & Technology Awards (South)

Kateryna Lypetska (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

EFMC-YMCS 2018 Poster Prize

Anna Katharina Migglautsch (Recipient), 7 Sep 2018

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Ernst-Späth Preis

Herfried Griengl (Recipient), 18 May 1994

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

The Witkop–Winterfeldt oxidation

Martin Peters


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

A simple synthesis of funczionalized 3-methyl-1-pyridinyl-1H-imidazolium salts

Martin Peters


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1985 2021