Institute of Organic Chemistry

Johanna Rapp

Curriculum Vitae


10/2011 - 12/2014

Bachelor of Science at the University of Stuttgart (Technical Biology)

  • Bachelor Thesis at the Institute of Biomaterials and biomolecular Systems - Plant Biotechnology:
    • „Sink-source interaction: Impact of decreased CO2 concentration and osmotic stress on the metabolic regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana

12/2014 - 04/2017

Master of Science at the University of Stuttgart (Technical Biology)

  • Master thesis at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering – Molecular Biotechnology:
    • „ Construction and evaluation of DtxR-responsive reporter strains in Corynebacterium glutamicum

since 10/2017

PhD at the University of Tuebingen, Departement of Organismic Interactions/Microbiology (Prof. Forchhammer) and Departement of Organic Chemistry (Prof. Grond):

  • „ Biosynthesis and chemical synthesis of new ω-deoxy sugars from Cyanobacteria and their function as allelopathic inhibitors”

Main focus of studies

  • Cyanobacteria


  • Brilisauer, K., Rapp, J., Rath, P., Schöllhorn, A., Bleul, L., Weiß, E., ... & Forchhammer, K. (2019). Cyanobacterial antimetabolite 7-deoxy-sedoheptulose blocks the shikimate pathway to inhibit the growth of prototrophic organisms. Nature Communications, 10(1), 545,