Dr Matúš Gajdoš

Matúš completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in biotechnology at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. During his exchange at the Technical University of Graz in Austria he joined the lab of Prof. Robert Kourist for his Master’s thesis.

In 2019, Matúš started his doctoral studies under the supervision of Jun.-Prof. Stephan Hammer at the University of Stuttgart. The following year, the research group relocated to the University of Bielefeld, Germany. His graduate research primarily focused on engineering enzymes for efficient synthesis of chiral C-O bonds.

Upon earning his doctoral degree in the summer of 2023, Matúš joined our group in Manchester as a postdoctoral research associate. His primarily focus is on the enzymatic formation of amide bonds.


M. Gajdoš, J. Wagner, F. Ospina, A. Köhler, M. K. M. Engqvist, S. C. Hammer, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2023, 62, e202215093; Angew. Chem.2023135, e202215093.

I. Drienovská, M. Gajdoš, A. Kindler, M. Takhtehchian, B. Darnhofer, R. Birner-Gruenberger, M. Dörr, U. T. Bornscheuer, R. Kourist, Chem. Eur. J.202026, 12338.