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Marcel Utz


MD Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany

Current position

MD Student and doctoral candidate in the lab of Prof. Koch, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Freiburg, Germany. Fellow of the MOTI-VATE MD College Freiburg, Germany


  1. Khalfaoui-Hassani, B., Verissimo, A. F., Shroff, N., Ekici, S., Trasnea, P-I., Utz, M., Koch, H-G. and Daldal, F. (2016). Biogenesis of Cytochrome c Complexes: From Insertion of Redox Cofactors to Assembly of Different Subunits. In: Cramer, W. A. and Kallas, T. (eds). Cytochrome Complexes: Evolution, Structures, Energy Transduction, and Signaling, Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration 41, pp. 527-554.

  2. Trasnea, P. I., Utz, M., Khalfaoui-Hassani, B., Lagies, S., Daldal, F. and Koch, H. G. (2016). Cooperation between two periplasmic copper chaperones is required for full activity of the cbb3 -type cytochrome c oxidase and copper homeostasis in Rhodobacter capsulatus. Mol Microbiol 100(2): 345-361.
  3. Trasnea, P-I., Utz, M., Daldal, F. and Koch, H. G. (2014). Involvement of SenC and Pcc1 in the assembly of cytocrome cbb3 oxidase from Rhodobacter capsulatus. BBA Bioenergetics 1837(Supp):e55.
  4. Utz, M., Trasnea, P. I., Daldal, F. and Koch, H. G. (2014). Involvement of CopZ in copper handling and delivery to cytochrome cbb3 oxidase. BBA Bioenergetics 1837(Supp):e56.
Protocols by Marcel Utz
  1. Measurement of Cellular Copper in Rhodobacter capsulatus by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy