Daniel Hafki

Position: PhD Student

Room no.: CP-02-132

Telephone no.: +49 231-755-8833


Member of the group since: 03/2019

University Degree: M. Sc. in Chemistry, TU Dortmund University


Earlier positions: Bachelor and Master studies in the working group of Prof. Dr.
Martin Hiersemann on photochemically induced cycloaddition/ring expansion to

Expertise: organic synthesis, molecular biology, photoswitchable proteins

Off-Lab activities: music, cooking, meeting friends, football

Research projects: The regulation of enzymatic activity by photochemical excitation
is of great importance for molecular biology and biotechnology. In this project, a light
switchable T7 RNA polymerase with inserted LOV (light oxygen voltage) domain is
prepared. The activity of the photo-switchable Protein is measured, and the Protein is
structurally analyzed.