Tom Schreiber | AIChE

Tom Schreiber

IPB Halle

During my PhD in the lab of Ulla Bonas (2010-2015, MLU Halle) I worked in the field of plant pathogen interactions, with particular interest in type 3 effector proteins of the transcription activator-like effector (TALE) family. TALEs allowed, for the first time, the design of artificial DNA-binding proteins with high specificity and a broad spectrum of applications including genome editing. After my PhD I moved to the field of synthetic biology in the lab of Alain Tissier (2015-now, IPB Halle). Here I expanded the repertoire of programmable tools for nucleic acid targeting (amiRNAs, CRISPR systems) and their application for synthetic circuits, metabolic engineering and genome editing in plants.