Some of our research projects

Leonie Schütz

I´m not in the lab anymore, as I´m currently writing my thesis. My project is about engineering activity of DNA methyltransferases with various cofactor analogues for DNA labeling. In cooperation with the group of Giulia Rossetti at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, I am performing computational simulations to dock cofactor-methyltransferase interactions. Results from these in silico experiments are then used to optimize catalytic activities by organic synthesis of new cofactor analogues or site-directed mutagenesis of proteins.


Michael Eiden



Kerstin Glensk

Much of my work involves protein expression and purification and doing restriction modifications assays.