Environmental Chemistry of Biomolecules
My research interests focus on the stability and fate processes of biomolecules and macromolecular pollutants in the aquatic environment. Coming from a traditional micropollutant background, I am now curious to investigate structurally larger molecules. I am fascinated by the functionality of biological compounds ranging from enzymes to toxins and their behavior in the environment. In particular, I aim to develop a better understanding of how structural changes of such macromolecules affect their functions (e.g., properties of toxicity, catalysis, inhibition). In my laboratory and field research, I am following molecular transformation and functional changes of bio-&-macromolecules in natural and engineered systems.