Dr. F. (Frank) Hollmann

T: +31 15 27 81957
E: F.Hollmann@remove-this.tudelft.nl
Room C2.
Van der Maasweg 9
2629 HZ Delft
The Netherlands





  • 2008-present
    Assistant professor, Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry group, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 2006-2008
    Research Manager Biotechnology, Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH, Essen, Germany
  • 2005-2006
    Postdoctoral Fellow: Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany
  • 2004
    PhD: Institute of Biotechnology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1999
    MSc: Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bonn, Germany

Research interests

  • Organic synthesis using enzymes
  • Redox biotransformations (enantiospecific oxidations, oxyfunctionalizations and reductions
  • Novel (cofactor) regeneration approaches for oxidoreductases
  • Unconventional reaction media
  • Read more about Frank's research interests here.

Key publications

  • Churakova, E., Kluge, M., Ullrich, R., Arends, I.W.C.E., Hofrichter, M., Hollmann, F. Specific photobiocatalytic oxyfunctionalization reactions (2011) Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, 50 (45), pp. 10716-10719.
  • Hollmann, F., Holtmann, D., Arends, I.W.C.E. Enzymatic reductions for the chemist (2011) Green Chemistry, 13 (9), pp. 2285-2313.
  • Hollmann, F., Arends, I.W.C.E., Buehler, K., Buehler, B. Enzyme-mediated oxidations for the chemist (2011) Green Chemistry, 13, pp. 226-265.
  • Mifsud Grau, M., Van der Toorn, J.C., Otten, L.G., Macheroux, P., Taglieber, A., Zilly, F.E., Arends, I.W.C.E., Hollmann, F. Photoenzymatic reduction of C=C double bonds (2009) Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 351, pp. 3279–3286.
  • Hollmann, F., Taglieber, A., Schulz, F., Reetz, M.T. A light-driven stereoselective biocatalytic oxidation (2007) Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, 46 (16), pp. 2903-2906. dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200605169




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