Dr. Franziska Lederer
Former Marie Curie Fellow

Department of Biotechnology

Phone: +49 351 260 - 2051, 3602

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Current Research Actvities

The group is currently synthesizing new magnetic carrier materials and functionalizes them with stabilizing chemicals. In the laboratory, methods for the synthesis of peptides are being developed in order to carry out experiments with a large number of different peptides and under low cost conditions. The interaction of the peptides with target particles should also be optimized and target material be examined in detail for its chemical and physical properties. Current projects can be found under the following link.

Press Releases

Foto: Dr. Franziska Lederer leitet seit 1.10.2018 die Nachwuchsgruppe "BioKollekt" am HZDR ©Copyright: André Wirsig/HZDR

‘Bio-fishing’ for rare earths: How protein fragments can be used for the recycling of electronics waste

Without important key elements such as copper or rare earth metals, the electronics industry would grind to a halt and electricity would cease to flow. End-of-life products like discarded energy-saving lamps, mobile phones and computers could provide an important secondary source for these valuable elements; howe­ver, they are difficult to reco­ver. Unless, that is, small protein fragments are used to ‘fish’ them out – a technique described by researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in an article published in the specialist magazine Research in Microbiology.

Latest Publications

  • Lederer, F.L. (2019)
    "Bioangeln zum Recycling Seltener Erden – Selektive Trennung von Mineralen durch Phagen-gebundene Peptide", GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift 2/2019, 27-29.
  • Lederer, F.L., Braun, R., Schöne, L.M., Pollmann, K. (2019)
    "Identification of peptides as alternative recycling tools via phage surface display – How biology supports Geosciences", Minerals Engineering 132, 245-250.
    DOI-Link: 10.1016/j.mineng.2018.12.010
  • Braun, R., Bachmann, S., Schönberger, N., Matys, S., Lederer, F., Pollmann, K. (2018)
    "Peptides as biosorbents – Promising tools for resource recovery", Research in Microbiology 169, 649-658.
    DOI-Link: 10.1016/j.resmic.2018.06.001