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Dr. Nadine Zumbrägel

Dr. Nadine Zumbrägel was the first recipient of the GDCh-Preis für Biokatalyse 2020 in recognition of her outstanding work that made it possible to integrate biocatalysis into the synthesis of heterocycles.

Dr. Nadine Zumbrägel is scientist with a strong focus on biocatalysis for the development of sustainable synthetic routes. She has experience in the field of catalyst design, reaction optimization, process development as well as establishment of chemoenzymatic (one-pot) cascades.

Professional experience

since 05.2020 Scientist / Project leader Biotransformation at Bayer AG
Project lead with focus on screening of industrial relevant biotransformation processes and enzyme discovery

04.2019 – 04.2020 Postdoctoral Researcher Biotransformation at Bayer AG
Project lead with focus on the development of industrial relevant biotransformation processes from screening and optimization to process development

11.2014 – 12.2014 Industrial internship at imusyn GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover with focus on biotechnology and Design of Experiments

Academic career
10.2015 – 02.2019 Doctoral thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) in biocatalysis/organic synthesis in the workgroup of Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger at Bielefeld University with focus on biocatalysis, preparative organic synthesis, biochemistry and process development (summa cum laude)

10.2017 – 12.2017 Research stay in the workgroup of Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Sasai at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University in Japan with focus on vanadium catalysis

10.2013 – 08.2015 Studies M. Sc. Biochemistry at Hannover Medical School (final grade: 1.4)
Master thesis in the lab of Prof. Dr. Matthias Preller (MHH) with focus on preparative organic synthesis of biologically active compounds and structure-activity-studies

10.2010 – 08.2013 Studies B. Sc. Biochemistry at Leibniz University Hannover (final grade: 1.1)
Bachelor thesis in the lab of Dr. Tanja Arndt (MHH) with focus on biochemistry

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