Max Fürst

Max Fürst

Principal Investigator

University of Groningen

In June 2022, Maximilian Fürst (Max) has started as an assistant professor at the University of Groningen (UG or RUG) in the Netherlands. His research group will investigate the development and application of methods in computational protein design and high-throughput screening. Main targets of interest are enzymes that synthesize or modify cofactors, nucleotides, and nucleic acids, useful for applications in biotechnology, synthetic biology, and pharma.

Before that, Max did a postdoc with Phil Holliger at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, developing high-throughput enzymatic screens to engineer DNA polymerases for synthetic biology applications. He obtained his PhD at the UG in 2019 working on protein engineering of monooxygenases for biocatalysis. His thesis can be obtained here.

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  • Computational Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Protein Design
  • Enzyme Engineering
  • Biocatalysis
  • Protein thermostability