Research Stay Abroad – Congratulations to Torsten

CRC 1333 researcher M. Sc. Torsten Giess from our project INF has successfully applied for funding to do research in South Africa. The CRC board approved his application for funding within the CRC 1333 funding program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers “Research Stay Abroad”.

Torsten will be staying there for two months at Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch, South Africa) in the working group of  Prof. Johann Rohwer and will be working on his research project: “Towards FAIR NMR in catalysis: Extension and application of NMRpy, nmrML and EnzymeML“

At the biochemistry department of Stellenbosch University, Johann Rohwer applies NMR techniques for real-time measurements and kinetic model construction of metabolite pathways in vivo, in situ, and in vitro. In the course of this project, his group developed the open-source Python library NMRpy for the analysis of these experiments.

In cooperation with Deven Estes, Torsten’s research goal is to extend the powerful NMRpy toolbox towards chemistry in general and catalysis in particular. To this end, he will integrate two standardized data exchange formats:  nmrML for NMR data, and EnzymeML for catalytic data.  This will enable FAIR reporting of NMR experiments, with special focus on catalytic reactions. Finally, he will embed the resulting toolkit into the INF project to make it available to the whole CRC 1333.

We wish Torsten all the best for his research in South Africa!