Members of the Spormann Laboratory (Present)


Alfred M. Spormann
Principal Investigator
Chemical Engineering and Civil/Environmental Engineering

Janus Haagensen
Research Assistant
February, 2008
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phenotypic diversity and bistability in Vibrio cholerae


Anutthaman Parthasarathy
Postdoctoral Fellow
October, 2012
Civil & Environmental Engineering
I am a biochemist by training. My specialisation is in anaerobic enzymology and metabolism. i have worked on amino acid catabolism in mesophiles and extremophiles, protein purification, protein spectroscopy, CoA biochemistry and hexane degradation from 2005-12. At the Spormann lab, i am working on the heterologous overproduction of the vcrA (reductive dehalogenase) in E. coli with the aim of obtaining pure protein for crystallisation trials.

Joerg Deutzmann
Postdoctoral Fellow
October, 2012
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bioelectrosynthesis
Enrichments on Cathodes


Anne-Kristin Kaster
Postdoctoral Fellow
March, 2011
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Reductive dehalogenation


Maeva Fincker
PhD Student
April, 2012
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ann Lesnefsky
PhD Student
April, 2011
Environmental Engineering

Bioelectrosynthesis


Koshlan Mayer-Blackwell
PhD Student
October, 2010
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Holly Sewell
PhD Student
September, 2010
Civil & Environmental Engineering

External electron transfer mechanisms for cathodic electron uptake


Simone Haag
Visiting Researcher
September, 2013