Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim

Dr. Lukas Reisky

Dr. Lukas Reisky is the first recipient of the prize for bioconversion of renewable raw materials. The GDCh is honoring his excellent work in the field of marine biomass conversion, a topic that offers great potential. The award ceremony will take place at WiFo 2021.

Education

2000 – 2009 Gymnasium Haus Overbach, Jülich Degree: Abitur (1.5)

10/2009 – 09/2012 RWTH Aachen University: B.Sc. Biology
Specialization: Microbiology and Genetics Mark: Excellent (1.3)

10/2012 – 03/2013 Imperial College, London
Semester abroad, Main subject: Molecular biology

10/2012 – 02/2015 RWTH Aachen University: M.Sc. Biology
Specialization: Microbiology and Genetics Mark: Excellent (1.0)

11/2015 – 12/2018 University of Greifswald
PhD thesis in the group of Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer Mark: Summa cum laude


Practical Experience

10/2011 – 01/2012 RWTH Aachen University
Student assistant: Supervision of the practical course in microbiology

04/2012 – 09/2012 Forschungszentrum Jülich
Bachelor thesis in the group of Prof. Roland Freudl
Title: Impact of heterologous folding factors on the efficiency of protein secretion of the Gram-positive bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum

01/2013 – 03/2013 Imperial College, London
Research internship at the Center for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection in the group of Prof. Sivaramesh Wigneshweraraj

10/2013 – 03/2014 Bayer Technology Services, Leverkusen
Research internship in the department for Biochemistry and Biocatalysis

05/2014 – 01/2015 Bayer Technology Services, Leverkusen
Master thesis in the department for Biochemistry and Biocatalysis
Title: Enzymatic synthesis and hydrolysis of urethane bonds

11/2015 – 12/2018 University of Greifswald
PhD thesis in the group of Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer
Title: Discovery and characterization of novel carbohydrate- active enzymes from marine bacteria

since 03/2019 Covestro Deutschland AG, Leverkusen
Expert for Enzyme Technology


Awards and Scholarships


2011 – 2014 Dean’s List of the RWTH Aachen University in the respective
years

05/2012 – 07/2012 UROP scholarship of the Excellence Initiative of the RWTH
Aachen University

11/2012 Schöneborn Award for best graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences of the RWTH Aachen University

10/2013 – 09/2014 Deutschlandstipendium, sponsored by the Bayer Science and
Education Foundation

09/2015 Springorum Commemorative Coin of the RWTH Aachen University for excellent Master degree

04/2018 DAAD congress scholarship for participation in the Gordon Research Conference Biocatalysis 2018

12/2020 Excellence Award of the VAA Foundation

Foto Cordula Feck