Maryam Ramezaniaghdam

Maryam Ramezaniaghdam

Doctoral Researcher

Research Area B

Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies


First supervisor

Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski


Recombinant Production of Spider Silk Protein in Moss
Spider silk fibers have fascinating mechanical properties: Their combination of strength and elasticity gives spider silk fibers a toughness no other natural or synthetic fiber can achieve. Spider silk, in contrast to silk of the mulberry silkworm, cannot be harvested through livestock breeding. My aim within this project is the recombinant production of spider silk protein in moss, and its characterization. Such recombinant silk fibers could be used in a variety of novel products.

Publications in livMatS

  • Recombinant Spider Silk: Promises and Bottlenecks*
    Ramezaniaghdam, M., Nahdi, N. D., & Reski, R. (2022). Recombinant spider silk: promises and bottlenecks. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 226. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2022.835637

    * Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany's Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193/1 – 390951807