AGYA Member

Skander Elleuche

Biology

Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Gene Fusion Techniques, Biomass-Degrading Enzymes, Intein


About me

My personal motivation to become a member of the AGYA was my continuous thirst for knowledge and my scientific and inherent curiosity to broaden my view for research fields outside my own specialization. I am highly interested in looking beyond the boundaries by getting in touch with scientists of closely and distantly related topics, which will be inspiring and helpful for my studies.

My field of research, as a Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Technical Microbiology at Hamburg University of Technology, includes gene fusion techniques, enzymatic biomass degradation, protein and intein engineering and bioenergy. I am sure that the cumulative experiences and knowledge of so many talented people sharing a great passion for science will open new horizons for innovative scientific activities and approaches which will profoundly influence my professional and personal development.


Current projects

     

  • Member of the AGYA Working Group Energy, Water & Environment: We plan to come up with a catalogue of Arab and German opinions on controversial technologies. My major interest in this context is a focus on biology related topics such as "Bioenergy" and "GMOs".
  • Research project on the environmental friendly degradation of biomass using tailor-made biocatalysts from extremophiles: The decline of fossil fuels has shifted the focus of interest to alternative energy. In the field of "Technical Microbiology", we are designing and establishing tools to engineer natural and artificial biocatalysts for the efficient degradation of plant-based biomass to be applicable as a source for bioenergy. Our main goal is to develop superior, multifunctional enzymes by genetic and posttranslational fusion approaches.
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Academic Career

2016 Habilitation in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology, Hamburg University of Technology; Germany
2012 - BBS (Beauftragter für Biologische Sicherheit) and SB (Sicherheitsbeauftragter), Institute of Technical Microbiology, Hamburg University of Technology; Germany
2011 - Assistant to the Chief Editor, Editorial Office of the journal Extremophiles
2011 - Head of the Office of the International Society of Extremophiles (ISE)
2011 - Project leader, Institute of Technical Microbiology, Hamburg University of Technology; Germany
2009 - Post-doc, Institute of Technical Microbiology, Hamburg University of Technology; Germany
2009 Post-doc, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg-August University Göttingen; Germany
2006 - 2009 PhD, Ruhr-University Bochum; Germany. Lab work was done at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg-August University Göttingen; Germany
2006 Diploma in Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum; Germany

Selected Publications

     

  • Barshakh, I., Elleuche, S. (2016). Is it possible to optimize the protein production yield by the generation of homomultimeric fusion enzymes?, SpringerPlus 5, 316.
  • Rizk, M., Antranikian, G., Elleuche, S. (2016). Influence of linker length variations on the biomass-degrading performance of heat-active enzyme chimeras, Mol. Biotechnol. 58, 268-279.
  • Neddersen, M., Elleuche, S. (2015). Fast and reliable production, purification and characterization of heat-stable, bifunctional enzyme chimeras, AMB Express 5, 33.
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Contact

Miltenyi Biotec GmbH

Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 68 51429 Bergisch Gladbach Germany


skander.elleuche(at)rub.de

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