Prof. Dr.Bernd Rehm(Professor of Microbiology)website
MSc, PhD
phone: +64 6 350 5515 ext 7890
fax: +64 6 350 5688
Research Interests:
My research focuses on microbial biosynthesis of polymers and biosurfactants as well as on the self-organisation biological nanostructures produced by microorganisms. The biosynthesis of alginates, polyhydroxyalkanoates (bioplastics, biopolyester) and rhamnolipids and the formation of intracellular polymer granules are investigated. These studies involve the application of a broad spectrum of imaging techniques as well as different analytical methods including the identification and molecular characterization of biosynthesis genes and their gene products.

Selected Publications

B. H. A. RehmBacterial polymers: biosynthesis, modifications and applicationsNature Reviews Microbiology8578-5922010paper
K. Grage, A. C. Jahns, N. Parlane, R. Palanisamy, I. A. Rasiah, J. A. Atwood and B. H. A. RehmBacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoate Granules: Biogenesis, Structure, and Potential Use as Nano-/Micro-Beads in Biotechnological and Biomedical ApplicationsBiomacromolecules10 (4)660–6692009paper
V. Peters and B. H.A. RehmProtein engineering of streptavidin for in vivo assembly of streptavidin beadsJournal of Biotechnology134 (3-4)266-2742008paper
A. Mirshafiey, S. Cuzzocrea, B. Rehm, E. Mazzon, F. Saadat and M. SotoudeTreatment of Experimental Arthritis with M2000, a
Novel Designed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
Scandinavian Journal of Immunology61 (5)435–4412005paper