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Barbara Konrad (neè Steiner) (finished 2018)

Structural and biochemical characterization of berberine bridge enzymes from Arabidopsis thaliana

Thesis Committee
Peter Macheroux (Supervisor)
Karl Gruber
Wolfgang Kroutil

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  Barbara Konrad (neè Steiner)
Institute of Biochemistry
Technische Universität Graz
Petersgasse 12/2
8010 Graz

web: http://www.biochemistry.tugraz.at


  • Daniel, B. et al: Structure of a Berberine Bridge Enzyme-Like Enzyme with an Active Site Specific to the Plant Family Brassicaceae. PLOS One 2016; 11 (6), 0156892

  • Daniel, B., et al.: Oxidation of Monolignols by Members of the Berberine Bridge Enzyme Family Suggests a Role in Plant Cell Wall Metabolism. J. Biol. Chem 2015, 290(30), 18770-18781.

  • Zafred, D., et al.: Rationally engineered flavin-dependent oxidase reveals steric control of dioxygen reduction. FEBS J 2015, Epub ahead of print

    Curriculum vitae

    Born in Austria
    External DK student, selected through DK hearing 2013, starting date: 01.04.2013


    2013 - 2018 PhD Program “DK Molecular Enzymology”, Graz University of Technology, Austria
    2006 - 2010 Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Graz, Austria
    2010 - 2013 Master of Science in Biochemistry and molecular Biomedicine, Graz University, Austria

    Posters and oral presentations

    09/ 2016 Retreat at Semmering 2016, Joint retreat with DK Biomolecular Technology of Proteins, Vienna, Semmering, Austria, poster presentation
    09/ 2016 8th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting 2016, Graz, Austria, poster presentation
    07/ 2016 16th Doc Day - NAWI Graz Doctoral School of Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Graz, Austria, poster presentation
    06/ 2016 Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB 2016 Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, poster presentation
    01/ 2016  Graduate Seminar 2016 DK Molecular Enzymology, Graz, Austria, oral presentation
    05/ 2015 3rd Plant Genomics Congress, Utilizing next generation sequencing as a tool for progressing plant research, London, UK, poster presentation
    08/ 2014 Lignin 2014 - biosynthesis and utilization, Umeå plant science centre, Sweden, poster presentation
    07/ 2014 18th International Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins, Phetchaburi, Thailand, poster presentation
    05/ 2014 Graduate Seminar 2014, DK Molecular Enzymology, Graz, Austria, oral presentation
    07/ 2013 10th Doc Day NAWI Graz Doctoral School of Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Graz, Austria, poster presentation
    09/ 2012 4th Annual Meeting of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology 2012; University of Technology, Graz, Austria, poster presentation

    Teaching Activities

    2013 University assistant at the Institute of Biochemistry, Teaching assistant for Biochemistry I (CHE.154_1), Biochemistry II (CHE.192), Molecular biology laboratory course (CHE.193), Immunological Methods (MOL.407) at the Graz University of Technology

    Research Stay

    05/ 2015 – 10/ 2016 Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


    07/2016 16th Doc Day NAWI Graz Doctoral School Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Graz, Austria, best poster award

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