Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Bioorganic Synthesis



October 2021


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Natalia Loibl defended her PhD thesis on "Monitoring of microRNA maturation and its inhibition in living cells" . Congratulations!


Check how coiled coil-mediated covalent protein labeling has helped elucidate internalization of the chemerin receptor GPR1. Read:









Saparmyrat Annamadov just arrived in our team. We are happy to have you. Sapar will be working on nucleic acid catalyzed cleavage reactions.


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September 2021


Magdalena's paper on a self-immolative molecular beacon just appeared. Congratulations Magdalena!


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Read if you want to learn about a Molecular Beacon that self-distructs when exposed to blue light in presence of a DNA/RNA target.


Congrats Richard and Marvin. Your report on a RNA-templated benzanilide synthesis of a cancer drug derivative got published.
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Read for more details


August, 9th 2021

After all these difficulties with traveling in times  of pandemics, we are very happy to welcome our newest member
Dr. Pritam Ghosh in our group. Warmest welcome!

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Pritam will work on the development of viscosity-sensitive fluorescent probes for recognition of glycans on cell surface hydrogels.

July 2021  -  Congratulations Yannic!





July 2021  -  Congratulations Georgie!




Your paper on othogonal PNA tagging of protein on live cells got published. Thanks also to Katharina, Marc, Michael and Sebastion for your invaluable contributions. View the article:

June 2021  -  Congratulations Olaf and Sebastian!






Your great work on our new ligation auxiliary got published in Angewandte Chemie.

This is the first auxiliary which promotes native chemical ligation by base catalysis. Read the ASAP version:

June 2021


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Henrik Petszulat successfully defended his PhD thesis

on fluorogenic peptide ligation reactions