doc.fund Catalytic mechanisms and Applications of Oxidoreductases (CATALOX)

The doc.fund program “CATalytic mechanisms and AppLications of OXidoreductases" (CATALOX) is an international and interdisciplinary training program for doctoral students of Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology at the Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz, Austria.

CATALOX connects the mechanistic understanding of redox enzymes on a molecular level with research on their synthetic application. Oxidoreductases are highly important biocatalysts for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The PhD projects are highly multidisciplinary between chemistry, biosciences and engineering and cover a wide range of topics from the generation of novel enzyme activities by protein engineering to the process intensification of multi-enzyme cascade reactions. Focus of the proposed research projects is on enzymes that utilize NAD(P) coenzymes and heme or flavin cofactors in their reactions. 

CATALOX was approved as 1 out of 6 Austrian consortia for a 4-year funding period starting in 10/2019 by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The program is part of the cooperation between Graz University of Technology and University of Graz within the NAWI Graz framework. It includes a close collaboration to the Austrian Centre for Industrial Biotechnology to discuss the utility of our scientific discoveries for applications. The doc.funds program also offers a broad selection of translational education opportunities and provides graduates with the best education to become leading experts in a knowledge-based society.
For detailed information and submission of applications please visit here.

The Faculty included supervisors from both Universities:


Robert Kourist
Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Biochemistry - TU Graz


Peter Macheroux
Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Biochemistry - TU Graz


Bernd Nidetzky
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering - TU Graz


Wolfgang Kroutil
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Chemistry - Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry - University of Graz


Karl Gruber
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Molecular Biosciences - University of Graz


Rolf Breinbauer
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Organic Chemistry - TU Graz


Heidrun Gruber-Wölfler
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Process and Particle Engineering - TU Graz


Anton Glieder
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology - TU Graz

 


Silvia Glück
Mag. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Chemistry - Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry - University of Graz


Margit Winkler
Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology - TU Graz

 

 

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Applications to the program are currently accepted.
For detailed information and submission of applications please follow this link.

The PhD students be admitted to the Doctoral School of Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology or the Doctoral School Chemistry NAWI Graz.