We will welcome the following scientists from Berlin:

  • Prof. Holger Dobbek (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): structural biology
  • Prof. Matthias Driess (Technische Universität Berlin): transition metal catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis
  • Prof. Silke Leimkühler (Universität Potsdam): Molybdoenzymes, biochemistry
  • Prof. Oliver Lenz (Technische Universität Berlin): structure/function of hydrogenases
  • Prof. Christian Limberg (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): bioinorganic chemistry
  • Prof. Ulla Wollenberger (Universität Potsdam): protein electrochemistry



Thursday the 15th of September
8:50-9:00 Introduction words
9:00-9:30 Matthias Driess Peculiar Facts About Bioinspired [Fe2S2] Clusters
9:30-9:50 Amélie Kochem Binuclear bioinspired copper complexes
9:50-10:10 Matteo Sensi Direct electrochemistry and photochemistry of FeFe-hydrogenases
10:10-10:30 Elodie Anxolabéhère Electrochemical O2 reductive activation with Fe complexes
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Holger Dobbek How to energize an electron? Strategies for “uphill” electron transfers.
11:30-11:50 Silviu Balaban Light-harvesting self-assembling tetrapyrroles
11:50-12:10 Pierre Rousselot Chemical modification of laccase towards the design of new biocatalysts
12:10-12:30 Maryam Seif-Eddine EPR evidence for the utilization of demethylmenaquinols by Escherichia coli nitrate reductase A
12:30-14:00 Lunch & Posters
14:00-14:30 Christian Limberg Activation of O2 at Lewis acidic Ligand-Nickel(II) units
14:30-14:50 Marianne Ilbert Unusual features for a single-domain cupredoxin with a green copper site
14:50-15:10 James Isaac Binuclear Copper complexes based on a 1,8-naphthyridine ligand used as models for copper oxygenases.
15:10-15:30 Jean-Marc Latour Nitrene transfer: redox self-adaptation of the catalyst.
15:30-15:50 Leonard Stoica Setting pyranose oxidase free from oxygen interferences – a new alternative for glucose determination
15:50-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-16:50 Silke Leimkuehler Rhodobacter capsulatus formate dehydrogenase catalyzes the reversible conversion of formate to CO2
16:50-17:10 Meriem Merrouch Reactivity of CO Dehydrogenases with O2.
17:10-17:30 Julia Rendon Local structures of the molybdenum cofactor in Nitrate Reductase probed by 14,15N pulsed EPR (HYSCORE) spectroscopy
17:30-17:50 Emmanuel Oheix Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity of 2-Hydroxo and 2-mercaptopyridine-N-oxide complexes of molybdenum VI


Friday the 16th of September
9:00-9:30 Ulla Wollenberger Bioelectrocatalytic reactions of molybdoenzymes immobilized on chemically modified electrodes
9:30-9:50 Xinxin Xao Symmetric supercapacitor/biofuel cell hybrid device using enzyme-modified nanoporous gold: an autonomous pulse generator
9:50-10:10 Ivgen Mazurenko Influence of electrostatic interactions between enzymes and carbon nanotubes on the direct electron transfer: comparative study of two bilirubin oxidases
10:10-10:30 Till Siepenkoetter Nanoporous gold electrodes with tuneable pore sizes for bioelectrochemical applications
10:30-12:00 Concluding remarks, coffee break + discussions


Poster list

Presenting Author Title
1 Ricardo Navarro Amador Light-harvesting hybrid devices for the Photoproduction of Chemical Energy
2 Sébastien Dementin Maturation of the active site of CODH
3 Eugénie Fournier Structural and Dynamic study of ACC Oxidase using Site-directed Spin Labelling and EPR spectroscopy
4 Kafia Oulmi The catalytic mechanism in chronoamperometry at planar electrodes: theory and simulation.
5 Felix Bacher Development of New Binuclear Mixed Valence Cu(II)/Cu(III) Complexes: Combination of Theoretical and Experimental Methods
6 Kamal Zeamari EPR study of the periplasmic nitrate reductase
7 Bénédicte Burlat In-depth characterization of a sulfur-based radical delocalized onto the pyranopterin ring of the molybdenum-cofactor of the periplasmic nitrate reductase
8 Pierre Ceccaldi The issue of H2 storage : Electrochemical study of the hydrogen dependent carbon dioxide reductase
9 Cristina Gutierrez-Sanchez Coupling Surface Plasmon Resonance spectroscopy to Electrochemistry to rationalize interfaces for enzymatic O2 reduction by Myrothecium verrucaria bilirubin oxidase
10 Marianthi Kafentzi Ligand Effects modify the Chemical and Physical Properties of High Valent Heterobimetallic bis (µ-oxido) Cu-Ni complexes