h-Index: 81; 27088, total citations (April 2024, Web of Science)

h-Index: 100; 42173 total citations (April 2024, GoogleScholar, update here)

Selected Recent Publications

Current "Top 20"
Buller, R., Lutz, S., Kazlauskas, R.J., Snajdrova, R., Moore, J.C., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2023), From nature to industry: harnessing enzymes for biocatalytic processes, Science, 382, eadh8615, link      
Ao, Y.F., Pei, S., Xiang, C., Menke, M.J., Shen, L., Sun, C., Dörr, M., Born, S., Höhne, M., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2023), Structure- and data-driven protein engineering of transaminases for improving activity and stereoselectivity, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 62, e202301660, link; Struktur- und Daten-basiertes Protein Engineering von Transaminasen zur Verbesserung von Aktivität und Stereoselektivität, Angew. Chem.135, e202301660, link.      
Branson, Y., Söltl, S., Buchmann, C., Wei, R., Schaffert, L., Badenhorst, C.P.S., Reisky, L., Jäger, G., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2023), Urethanases for the enzymatic hydrolysis of low molecular weight carbamates and the recycling of polyurethanes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 62, e202216220, link; Urethanasen für die enzymatische Hydrolyse niedermolekularer Carbamate und das Recycling von Polyurethanen, Angew. Chem., 135, e202216220, link.      
Wu, S. Xiang, C., Zhou, Y., Khan, M.S.H., Liu, W., Feiler, C.G., Wei, R., Weber, G., Höhne, M., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2022), A growth selection for the directed evolution of amine-forming or converting enzymes, Nature Commun., 13, 7458, link.      
Müller, H., Godehard, S.P., Palm, G.J., Berndt, L., Badenhorst, C.P.S., Becker, A.K., Lammers, M., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2021), Discovery and design of family VIII carboxylesterases as highly efficient acyltransferases, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 2013-2017, link; Entdeckung und Design promiskuitiver Acyltransferase-Aktivität in Carboxylesterasen der Familie VIII, Angew. Chem., 133, 2041-2045, link.      
Tang, Q., Grathwol, C.W., Aslan-Üzel, A.S., Wu, S., Link, A., Pavlidis, I.V., Badenhorst, C.P.S., Bornscheuer, U.T., (2021), Directed evolution of a halide methyltransferase enables biocatalytic synthesis of diverse SAM analogues, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 1524-1527, link; Die gerichtete Evolution einer Halogenid-Methyltransferase erlaubt die biokatalytische Synthese diverser SAM-Analoga, Angew. Chem., 133, 1547-1551, link.      
Wu, S., Snajdrova, R., Moore, J., Baldenius, K., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2021), Biocatalysis: Enzymatic synthesis for industrial applications, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 88-119, link; Biokatalyse: Enzymatische Synthese für industrielle Anwendungen, Angew. Chem., 113, 89-123, link      
Yi., D., Bayer, T., Badenhorst, C.P.S., Wu, S., Dörr, M., Höhne, M., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2021), Recent trends in biocatalysis, Chem. Soc. Rev., 50, 8003-8049, link.      
Wei, R., Tiso, T., Bertling, J., O’Connor, K., Blank, L.M., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2020), Possibilities and limitations of biotechnological plastic degradation and recycling, Nature Catal., link; see also "Behind the paper": link.      
Müller, H., Becker, A.K, Palm, G.J., Berndt, L., Badenhorst, C.P.S., Godehard, S.P., Reisky, L., Lammers, M., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2020), Sequence-based prediction of promiscuous acyltransferase activity in hydrolases, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 59, 11607-11612 link; Angew. Chem., 132, 11704-11709, link.      
Reisky, L., Préchoux, A., Zühlke, A.K., Bäumgen, M., Robb, C.S., Gerlach, N., Roret, T., Stanetty, C., Larocque, R., Michel, G., Song, T., Markert, S., Unfried, F., Mihovilovic, M.D., Trautwein-Schulz, A., Becher, D., Schweder, T., Bornscheuer, U.T., Hehemann, J.H. (2019), A marine bacterial enzymatic cascade degrades the algal polysaccharide ulvan, Nat. Chem. Biol., 15, 803-812, link      
Palm, G.J., Reisky, L., Böttcher, D., Müller, H., Michels, E., Walczak, M. C., Berndt, L., Weiss, M.S., Bornscheuer, U.T., Weber, G. (2019), Structure of the plastic-degrading I. sakaiensis MHETase bound to a substrate, Nat. Commun., 10, 1717, link.      
Reisky, L., Büchsenschütz, H.C., Engel, J., Song, T., Schweder, T., Hehemann, J.H., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2018), Oxidative demethylation of algal carbohydrates by cytochrome P450 monooxygenases, Nature Chem. Biol., 14, 342–344, link.      
Rudroff, F., Mihovilovic, M.D., Gröger, H., Snajdrova, R., Iding, H., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2018), Opportunities and challenges for combining chemo- and biocatalysis, Nature Catal. , 1, 12-22, link.      
Pavlidis, I.V., et al. (2016), Identification of (S )-selective transaminases for the asymmetric synthesis of bulky chiral amines, Nature Chem., 8, 1076-1082, link.      
Bornscheuer, U.T. (2016), Feeding on plastic, Science, 351, 1154-1155, link; see also original research paper by Yoshida et al., link.      
Schmidt, S., Scherkus, C., Muschiol, J., Menyes, U., Winkler, T., Hummel, W., Gröger, H., Liese, A., Herz, H.G., Bornscheuer, U.T. (2015), An enzyme cascade synthesis of ε-caprolactone and its oligomers, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 2784-2787, link; Eine Enzymkaskade zur Synthese von ε-Caprolacton und dessen Oligomeren, Angew. Chem., 127, 2825-2828, link.      
Bornscheuer, U.T. et al. (2012) Engineering the third wave in biocatalysis, Nature, 485, 185-194, link.      
Höhne, M. et al. (2010) Rational assignment of key motifs for function guide in silico enzyme identification, Nature Chem. Biol.6, 807-813, link (Highlighted recently "Best design concept" by Nature Chem. Biol.)      
Kazlauskas, R.J., Bornscheuer U.T. (2009), Finding better protein engineering strategies, Nat. Chem. Biol., 5, 526-529, link.      

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Statistics (for some journals)

Sorted by Impact factor
Journal name# of papersImpact factor (2019)
Nature 2 42.778
Science 1 41.845
Nature Biotechnol. 1 36.558
Nature Catal. 2 30.471
Nature Chemistry 1 21.687
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 34 12.959
Nature Chem. Biol. 5 12.587
ACS Catal. 5 12.350
Nature Commun. 3 12.121
Nature Protocols 1 10.419
Adv. Synth. Catal. 16 5.851
ChemCatChem 33 4.853
Appl. Environm. Microbiol. 5 4.016
Biotechnol. Bioeng. 6 4.002
Appl. Microb. Biotechnol. 20 3.530
ChemBioChem 24 2.570
Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 31 2.056
J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 8 1.654