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Dr. Sonja Meyer zu Berstenhorst
Scientific assistant/ Scientific project and teaching coordinator

Building: 15.8
Floor/Room: 417



Project manager & lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience


Head of Cloning and Protein Expression at Crelux GmbH, Martinsried


Postdoctoral fellow at the group of Prof. Dr. Fahlke
Neurophysiology, Medical University Hannover (MHH)

Academic Stages


Doctoral defence at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)
» Untersuchungen zum peroxisomalen Import von Isocitrat-Lyasen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae «


Doctoral studies at the group of PD Dr. Stahmann
Institute for Biotechnology 1, Forschungszentrum Jülich


Diploma thesis at the group of Prof. Dr. Mendel
Molecular and Cell Biology of Plants, TU Braunschweig
» Entwicklung und Etablierung eines bakteriellen Nachweissystems zur Molybdatbindung von Proteinen «


Diploma studies in biology at
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
and Wellcome Trust Biocentre, Dundee (Scotland) [ERASMUS grant]


Diploma studies (until prediploma) in biology at
University of Münster (WWU)




Awards & Scholarships


ERASMUS grant for diploma research at University of Dundee





P. M. Kusen, G. Wandrey, V. Krewald, M. Holz, S. M. zu Berstenhorst, J. Büchs, J. Pietruszka, J. Biotechnol. 2017, 117-125; 'Light-controlled gene expression in yeast using photocaged Cu2+'

P. Kusen, G. Wandrey, C. Probst, A. Grünberger, M. Holz, S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, D. Kohlheyer, J. Büchs, J. Pietruszka, ACS Chem. Biol., 2016, 11(10), 2915-2922; 'Optogenetic regulation of tunable gene expression in yeast using photo-labile caged methionine'

K. Morka, J. Pietruszka, S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, J. Biotechnol. 2014, 191, 176-186; 'Comparative expression of lipase CAL-A in the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kluyveromyces lactis and Hansenula polymorpha to investigate a possible host influence'

K. Neufeld, S. M. zu Berstenhorst, J. Pietruszka, Anal. Biochem. 2014, 456, 70-81; 'Evaluation of coumarin-based fluorogenic P450 BM3 substrates and prospects for competitive inhibition screenings'

T. Drepper, U. Krauss, S. M. zu Berstenhorst, J. Pietruszka, KE. Jaeger, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2011, 90(1), 23-40; 'Lights on and action! Controlling microbial gene expression by light'

S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, P. Homann, K.-P. Stahmann, Encyclopedia Microbiol. 3rd ed. 2009, 549-561; 'Vitamins and vitamin-like compounds, microbial production'

M. Wirth, L. Schumacher, S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2008, 191-204; 'The 5’ untranslated region of the human glucosamine-6-phosphate isomerase mRNA harbors an internal ribosome entry site (IRES)'

S. Detro-Dassen, M. Schänzler, H. Lauks, S. M. zu Berstenhorst, D. Nothmann, D. Torres-Salazar, P. Hidalgo, G. Schmalzing, C. Fahlke, J. Biol. Chem. 2008, 283(7), 4177-4188; 'Conserved dimeric subunit stoichiometry of SLC26 multifunctional anion exchangers'

J. Kuper, S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, B. Vödisch, RR. Mendel, G. Schwarz, DH. Boxer, FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 2003, 218, 187-193; 'In vivo detection of molybdate-binding proteins using a competition assay with ModE in Escherichia coli'



Posters & Presentations

S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, C. Fahlke, Brainstorming II 2006 (Hannover); poster & talk: 'The interesting family of SLC26 transporters'

S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, K.-P. Stahmann, Annual Conference VAAM 2006 (Jena); poster & talk: 'A new peroxisomal targeting signal within a structural domain of isocitrate lyase'

S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, K.-P. Stahmann, International Meeting on Topogenesis of Organellar Proteins 2004 (Bochum); poster: 'Persoxisomal targeting of isocitrate lyase'

S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, K.-P. Stahmann, 29th FEBS Congress 2004 (Warsaw, PL); poster: 'Persoxisomal targeting of isocitrate lyase'

S. Meyer zu Berstenhorst, R. R. Mendel, GRC on Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes 2001 (Oxford, GB); poster: 'In vivo detection of molybdate-binding proteins'

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