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2021-03-06 17:59 by TS

Heis­en­berg Pro­fess­or­ship for Dr. Jan-Hendrik Hehem­ann

Too many carbohydrates, especially the simple, sweet sugars, can make you fat. Complex sugars like fiber, on the other hand, are an important factor for our health. Unlike simple sugars, we cannot easily digest these fibers in vegetables and grains. They are thought to work like a lubricant that moves our food more quickly through our bodies. This way the body has less time to extract energy and thus, we stay slim. Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Hehemann from the University of Bremen suspects that complex sugars – so-called polysaccharides – from ocean algae could have a similar function in the marine carbon cycle. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is now supporting his work with a Heisenberg Professorship.

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2019-11-19 10:30 by TS

A new publication

Something old, something new in the Ocean’s Blue

The discovery of a forgotten metabolic pathway adds a new dimension to the global carbon cycle.

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2019-07-18 09:40 by TM

A new publication

A new publication in Nature Chemical Biology: Members of the POMPU team discovered an enzymatic cascade for the degradation of the algal polysaccharide ulvan.

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-019-0311-9
further information (german)

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2018-02-21 08:31 by TM

The first publication ...

The first publication of the research unit FOR 2406 in Nature Chemical Biology describes cytochrome P450 monooxygenases from marine bacteria that catalyze the oxidative demethylation of algal polysaccharides.

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