Dominik Kopp
PhD candidate

Dominik did his Master’s degree in Biology at the University of Freiburg, Germany where he worked on small RNAs which regulate photosynthesis in Cyanobacteria. He continued his work on industrially-relevant microorganisms, constructing genetic libraries for high throughput screening at a biotech start up company in Basel, Switzerland. Dominik joined the Sunna group to work on the biosynthesis of precursors for polymers by using a variety of immobilised enzymes from different thermophiles. Spent coffee grounds, a mainly unused waste product rich in polysaccharides are being used as a renewable biomass source for the pathway. When Dominik is not in the lab, he is probably on his mountain bike, surfing or taking pictures.

publications: researchgate