CRC 1316 Transient Atmospheric Plasmas: From Plasmas to Liquids To Solids

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 B1 B2 B4 B5 B7 B8 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 INF MGK PR

B8: Non-thermal plasma-driven biocatalysis

Principal Investigators: J. Bandow, Ch. Jung


Bandow, Julia
(Principal Investigator)

Dirks, Tim

Jung, Christoph
(Principal Investigator)

Poggemann, Hanna-Friederike



Plasma-driven biocatalysis is a novel concept in which plasma-mediated in situ-generation of reactant is used to drive highly selective enzymatic syntheses. The applicability of plasma-driven biocatalysis is currently limited to the utilization of hydrogenperoxide by a handful of enzymes. The project goals are to identify novel plasma-biocatalysts with biotechnological potential and to accommodate their operating window by supplying optimal reactant concentrations and to establish a proof-of-principle for the utilization of other plasma-generated species in biocatalytic processes.



  • Yayci Abdulkadir, PhD thesis - 07/2020
    Plasma-driven biocatalysis
  • Cindy Juric, Bachelor thesis - 06/2018
    Identification of peroxidases in environmental samples for plasma-driven biocatalysis
  • Tristan Hoffmann, Bachelor thesis - 08/2018
    Plasma stability of the copper-zinc superoxide dismutase of Escherichia coli
  • Nathalie Gibas, Master thesis - 09/2018
    Identification and characterisation of peroxidases for plasma-driven biocatalysis
  • Sabrina Klopsch, Bachelor thesis - 09/2019
    Undisclosed title
  • Tim Dirks, Master thesis - 09/2019
    Untersuchung der plasma-induzierten Aktivierung von Hsp33 aus Escherichia coli
  • Marco Krewing, PhD thesis - 07/2019
    Impact of low-temperature plasmas on microorganisms and biomolecules
  • Tim Dirks, PhD thesis - 06/2023
    Plasma-driven biocatalysis and the investigation of plasma-protein interactions
  • Freya Jockenhövel, Bachelor thesis - 09/2020
    The chaperedoxin CnoX and its plasma-induced activation
  • Ivan Bobkov, Bachelor thesis - 10/2020
    Effects of pre-adaptation and mutagenesis on the susceptibility of Escherichia coli to cold atmospheric plasma
  • Tim Dirks, Bachelor thesis - 07/2017
    Investigation of the plasma-induced activation of Escherichia coli Hsp33
  • Denise Rittmann, Bachelor thesis - 10/2022
    Undisclosed title
  • Lukas Jasper, Bachelor thesis - 06/2023
    Bio Catalysis
  • Hanna-Friederike Poggemann, PhD thesis - ongoing

Further reading

  • The role of VUV radiation in the inactivation of bacteria with an atmospheric pressure plasma jet,
    S. Schneider, J.W. Lackmann, D. Ellerweg, B. Denis, F. Narberhaus, J. Bandow, and J. Benedikt,
    Plasma Process. Polym. 9, 561-568 (2012)
  • Inactivation of microbes and macromolecules by atmosphericpressure plasma jets,
    J.W. Lackmann and J.E. Bandow,
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98, 6205-13 (2014)