Beatrix Suess

Beatrix Suess is full Professor of Genetics at the Technical University Darmstadt and dean of the department of biology. She heads the Synthetic Biology Laboratory. She obtained the diploma and a PhD in biology at the University Erlangen/Nuremberg (1998). In 2007 she obtained her habilitation at the same university. In 2000 and 2006, she was research fellow with Prof Renee Schroeder at the University of Vienna and with Prof Ronald Breaker at the Yale University. In 2007, she was appointed as associated professor for Chemical Biology at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main (2007).She received the Bayerischer Habilitationspreis and the Emmy-Noether-Habilitationspreis of the University of Erlangen. She is associated editor of the journal “RNA Biology” and in the board of directors of the “Aptamer society”.


Duchardt-Ferner E, Gottstein-Schmidt SR, Weigand JE, Ohlenschläger O, Wurm J-P, Hammann C, Suess B and Wöhnert J 2016 What a Difference an OH Makes: Conformational Dynamics as the Basis for Ligand Specificity of the Neomycin Sensing Riboswitch. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 55(4):1527-30.


Pedrolli DB, Kühm C, Sévin DC, Vockenhuber MP, Sauer U, Suess B and Mack M

A dual control mechanism synchronizes riboflavin and sulphur metabolism in Bacillus subtilis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(45):14054-9.


Beilstein K, Wittmann A, Grez M and Suess B 2014 Conditional control of mammalian gene expression by tetracycline-dependent hammerhead ribozymes. ACS Synth Biol 4(5):526-34.

Berens C, Suess B 2014 Riboswitch engineering – making the all-important second and third steps. Curr Opin Biotechnol 31C:10-15.


Weigand JE, Gottstein-Schmidtke SR, Demolli S, Groher F, Duchardt-Ferner E, Wöhnert J and Suess B 2013 Sequence elements distal to the ligand binding pocket tune the efficiency of a synthetic riboswitch. ChemBioChem 15(11):1627-37.