Maher  Abou Hachem

Maher Abou Hachem

Associate Professor


Building: 375, 232

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45252732

Fax: 45886307

Carbohydrate active protein and enzyme, gut microbiota, ABC transporter associated solute binding proteins, enzymatic processing of biomass polysaccharides.



1998 - 2003 PhD in Biotechnology - Lund University
1993 - 1998 MSc in Chemical Engineering - Lund University

Academic grades


Professional experience

2003 - 2004 Postdoc - Carlsberg Research Center
2004 - 2008 Research Ass. Professor (Res. Ass. Prof.) - DTU Systems Biology, Enzyme and Protein Chemistry (EPC)
2008 - Associate Professor (Assoc. Prof.) - DTU Systems Biology, Enzyme and Protein Chemistry (EPC)


English, Swedish, Danish


Bacterial and yeast (Pichia pastoris) expression systems

Recombinant protein production and downstream processing

Protein characterization and stability analysis using biophsycial calorimetric (Isothermal titration calorimetry, differential scanning calorimetry) and spectroscopic (surface plasmon resonance, fluorescence)  techniques.

Research focus: Glycoside hydrolases and carbohydrate binding modules active on hemi-cellulose and starch

Enzymology and interactions of carbohydrate active proteins from probiotic  bacteria with the other proteins, metal and carbohydrate ligands

Enzymatic transglycosylation mediated synthesis of oligosaccharides

International experience

2011 Japan Society for Promotion of Science short fellowship grant  invited by Professor Atsuo Kimura, University of Hokkaido as host

2013 Prague, Czech Republic invited  keynote lecture at the 10th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting and other invited lectures in Sweden and Norway.

Several international collaborations with groups in the Japan, Netherlands, Norway and US

Other information

Research collaboration with industry:

Collaboration with different industrial partners on various aspects of carbohydrate active proteins.

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  • Journal of Biological Chemistry

    ISSNs: 0021-9258, 00219258

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1067-881, 1067-8816

    American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc., United States

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • F E B S Journal

    ISSNs: 1742-464X, 1742464x

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0945-579, 0945-5795

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Biocatalysis and Biotransformation

    ISSNs: 1024-2422, 10242422

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1029-2446

    Informa Healthcare, United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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