mk2 Biotechnologies

mk2 Biotechnologies is a spin-off project at the Chair of Biopolymer Chemistry. The project is based on a recombinant peptide and protein synthesis and purification platform, which allows for the synthesis of high purity amino acid chains with arbitrary properties. This includes arbitrary chain length, charge, polarity and hydrophobicity.

The project is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund through the program EXIST Forschungstransfer and aims to commercialize the platform technology by developing new peptide-based solutions for several challenges in the fields of cosmetics, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and others.

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Open positions

We offer regularly internships, research positions (e.g. bachelor and master) and similar. If you are interested working with us, please apply via Email to Marco.Giuman[at]


Master thesis in synthesis and purification of fusion proteins via affinity chromatography



Hello there! We are looking for interested students in the field of peptide biosynthesis. The scientific focus is set on the optimization of purification parameters. The tasks may include:

  • Synthesis of recombinant plasmids
  • Molecular cloning
  • Optimization of expression parameters
  • Purification of fusion proteins
  • Screening of various purification-materials

Relevant fields of study: molecular biotechnology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and similar