Michael Günther

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Pseudozyma aphidis is an efficient producer of mannosylerythritol lipids exceeding concentrations of >100 g/liter from renewable feed stocks. Additionally, a biosurfactant cellobiose lipid is also secreted during nitrogen limitation. Here, we describe the sequencing of P. aphidis to unravel the genomic basis of biosurfactant metabolism in P. aphidis.
The Quanto option is a cash-settled, cross-currency derivative in which the underlying asset has a payoff in one country, but the payoff is converted to another currency in which the option is settled. Thus, the correlation between the underlying asset and currency exchange rate plays an important role on pricing such options. Market observations give clear(More)
The basidiomycetous fungus Pseudozyma aphidis is able to convert vegetable oils to abundant amounts of the biosurfactant mannosylerythritol lipid (MEL) with a unique product pattern of MEL-A, MEL-B, MEL-C, and MEL-D. To investigate the metabolism of MEL production, we analyzed the transcriptome of P. aphidis DSM 70725 under MEL-inducing and non-inducing(More)
Mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL) are surface active compounds produced by fungi with potential as biosurfactans in personal care and cosmetic applications. Within this work the microbial synthesis of MEL was investigated using several Pseudozymastrains. Each strain produced a specific MEL composition. The obtained biosurfactants showed good emulsifier(More)
Increasing concerns about climate change have given rise to the formation of International Environmental Agreements (IEAs) as a possible solution to limit global pollution effects. In this paper, we study the stability of IEAs in a repeated game framework where we restrict to strategies which are simple and invariant to renegotiation. Our main contribution(More)
The Cox-Ingersoll-Ross model (CIR model) [2] has been a benchmark in finance for many years because of its analytical and structural tractability. The wide applications and extensions of the CIR model requires to evaluate the cumulative distribution function (CDF) of the integrated CIR process in financial modelling. As in many situations the characteristic(More)
Force-gradient decomposition methods are used to improve the energy preservation of symplectic schemes applied to Hamiltonian systems. If the potential is composed of different parts with strongly varying dynamics, this multirate potential can be exploited by coupling force-gradient decomposition methods with splitting techniques for multi-time scale(More)