Institute of Microbiology

Erb, Tobias Jürgen, Dr.

Tobias Jürgen Erb

ETH Zürich
Dr. Tobias Jürgen Erb
Institut für Mikrobiologie
HCI F 437
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zuerich

Phone: +41 44 632 36 54


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SHORT CV (for more information click here, for full CV click here)

2012-now SNF-AMBIZIONE Fellow & Junior Group Leader at the Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich (CH)
2011-2012 ETH-Fellow with Julia A. Vorholt, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich (CH)
2009-2011 DFG-Postdoctoral Fellow with John A. Gerlt, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US)
2005-2009 Doctorate in Microbiology with Georg Fuchs, University of Freiburg (D)
05-08/2007 Visiting scholar at the Ohio State University (US), invited by Birgit E. Alber
1999-2005 Diploma in Biology & Magister scientiarum in Chemistry with Georg Fuchs, University of Freiburg (D)

RESEARCH INTERESTS (for more information click here)

Physiology of Archaea & Bacteria, Microbial one-carbon metabolism        
Mechanisms and Evolution of CO2-fixing enzymes        
Natural & synthetic CO2-fixation pathways        

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (for more publications click here , for Pubmed list click here)

Rosenthal, R.G., Ebert, M.-O., Kiefer, P., Peter, D.M., Vorholt, J.A. and *Erb, T.J. (2014) Direct evidence for a covalent ene adduct intermediate in NAD(P)H-dependent enzymes. Nature Chem. Biol. 10:50-55

Schada von Borzyskowski, L., Rosenthal, R.G., *Erb T.J. (2013) Evolutionary history and biotechnological future of carboxylases. J. Biotechnol. 168:243-51

Erb TJ, Evans BS, Kyuil C, Warlick BP, Sriram J, Wood BM, Sweedler JV, Tabita FR, Gerlt JA (2012). A RubisCO-like protein links SAM metabolism and isoprenoid biosynthesis. Nature Chem. Biol. 8:926-923

*Erb TJ , Kiefer P, Hattendorf B, Günther D, Vorholt JA (2012) GFAJ-1 is an arsenate resistant, phosphate dependent organism. Science 337:467-70

*Erb TJ (2011) Carboxylase and Carboxylase-like Proteins in Natural and Synthetic pathways. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 77:8466-8477

*Erb TJ , Brecht V, Fuchs G, Muller M, Alber BE (2009) Carboxylation mechanism and stereochemistry of crotonyl-CoA carboxylase/reductase, a carboxylating enoyl-thioester reductase. PNAS 106:8871-76

Erb TJ , Berg IA, Brecht V, Muller M, Fuchs G, Alber BE (2007) Synthesis Of C5-dicarboxylic acids from C2-units involving crotonyl-CoA carboxylase/reductase: The ethylmalonyl-CoA pathway. PNAS 104:10631-6




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