Lasse Middendorf

Master Student

Email: l.middendorf[at]



  • 01/2023 – Present: Master thesis student in the group of Prof. Dr. Erich Bornberg-Bauer, University of Muenster, Germany
  • 12/2022 – Present: Active Member of the German Association for Synthetic Biology; Focus on science advocacy and public relations
  • 01/2022 – 11/2022: Lab group coordinator & dry-lab team member at iGEM Münster
  • 08/2021 – 10/2021: Visiting student in the group of Prof. Dr. Nobuhiko Tokuriki, University of 
British Columbia, Canada; Topic: Mutational effects on bacterial cross- protection mutualism
  • 11/2020 – Present: Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology, University of Muenster, Germany
  • 10/2020 – 04/2022: Student Research Assistant at Monasterium Laboratory
  • 09/2019 – 11/2019: Visiting student in the group of Santosh Kumar Padhi, University of 
Hyderabad, India; Topic: Enantioselective synthesis of 2-Hydroxy-3-nitro-2- 
phenylpropanenitrile catalyzed by Hydroxynitrile lyase from Arabidopsis thaliana
  • 10/2017 – 09/2020: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biological Science, University of Muenster, 
Germany, Bachelor thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Bruno Moerschbacher; Title: Structure- function relationship of anti-viral and anti-nematode activities of chitosans

Research Interests

  • de novo proteins
  • Protein evolution
  • Synthetic biology


  • Middendorf, L, Eicholt, LA. Random, de novo and conserved proteins: How structure and disorder predictors perform differently. bioarxiv