Steffen Lorenz Drees
  • Department of Biophysics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Research focus
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


M. Sc. in Biological Sciences, 2011, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Current position

PhD student, lnstitute for Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Munster, Germany


  1. Zender, M., Witzgall, F., Drees, S. L., Weidel, E., Maurer, C. K., Fetzner, S., Blankenfeldt, W., Empting, M. and Hartmann, R. W. (2016). Dissecting the Multiple Roles of PqsE in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence by Discovery of Small Tool Compounds. ACS Chem Biol 11(6): 1755-1763.

  2. Drees, S. L., Li, C., Prasetya, F., Saleem, M., Dreveny, I., Williams, P., Hennecke, U., Emsley, J. and Fetzner, S. (2016). PqsBC, a Condensing Enzyme in the Biosynthesis of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quinolone Signal: CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, INHIBITION, AND REACTION MECHANISM. J Biol Chem 291(13): 6610-6624.

  3. Drees, S. L. and Fetzner, S. (2015). PqsE of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Acts as Pathway-Specific Thioesterase in the Biosynthesis of Alkylquinolone Signaling Molecules. Chem Biol 22(5): 611-618.

  4. Drees, S. L., Beyer, D. F., Lenders-Lomscher, C. and Lubben, M. (2015). Distinct functions of serial metal-binding domains in the Escherichia coli P1 B -ATPase CopA. Mol Microbiol 97(3): 423-438.

  5. Fetzner, S. and Drees, S. L. (2013). Old molecules, new biochemistry. Chem Biol 20(12): 1438-1440.

  6. Ollesch, J., Drees, S. L., Heise, H. M., Behrens, T., Bruning, T. and Gerwert, K. (2013). FTIR spectroscopy of biofluids revisited: an automated approach to spectral biomarker identification. Analyst 138(14): 4092-4102.

  7. Vollmecke, C., Drees, S. L., Reimann, J., Albers, S. V. and Lubben, M. (2012). The ATPases CopA and CopB both contribute to copper resistance of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. Microbiology 158(Pt 6): 1622-1633.

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