Anastassja Leyla Akal

Alumni and Former Staff

​Ph.D. Student

Selected Publications

  • An affibody-adalimumab hybrid blocks combined IL-6 and TNF-triggered serum amyloid A secretion in vivo
    F. Yu , L. Gudmundsdotter , A. Akal ,E. Gunneriusson , F. Frejd , P. A. Nygren
    MAbs., 6, (6),1598-607, (2014) 


  • Ph.D., Joint supervision degree, Bioscience, KAUST, Thuwal (since 2014)  
       Title: Establishment of novel enzymes for biocatalysis
  • MSc., Molecular Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), (2012)  

           Title: Recombinant production of the extracellular part from EpCAM for the purpose of Anticalin Selection

  • Erasmus student, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden (2011)
  • BSc., Molecular Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), (2010)  
        Title: Process engineering of Streptomyces tendae mutants for the purpose of Nikkomycin Z production 

Professional Profile

  • 04/2013-07/2014: Associate Scientist in R&D, conoGenetix GmbH, BioM Biotech, Martiensried, Germany 

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Discovery of novel enzymes Protein Engineering Biocatalysis Biotechnology and Bioprocesses