CLAUDIA SCHMIDT-DANNERT

Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics

PhD, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Technical University of Braunschweig, 1994

schmi232@umn.edu
cbs.umn.edu/schmidt-dannert-lab/home

Research Interests

Exploring and utilizing biosynthetic machineries to enable sustainable synthesis of valuable compounds for use as fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and chemical building blocks. Developing systems to carry out multi-enzyme biocatalysis in vitro and in recombinant hosts for the synthesis of chemicals. Design and fabrication of genetically programmable, self-organizing protein-based functional materials.

Bio

Claudia Schmidt-Dannert is interested in exploring and utilizing biosynthetic machineries to enable the discovery sustainable synthesis of valuable compounds for use as fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and chemical building blocks. Her lab is developing and studying systems to carry out multi-enzyme biocatalysis in vitro and in recombinant hosts for the synthesis of chemicals. By mixing and matching enzymes with desired catalytic activities identified from different sources, the Schmidt-Dannert lab is designing cascades of enzymatic reactions for the synthesis of compounds of interest.