Oliver Thorn-Seshold was born in Sydney, Australia in 1985. He studied chemistry at the University of Sydney and University of Gothenburg, Sweden, before PhD studies with Prof. Jens Hasserodt at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France. There he worked on enzymatically-triggered fluorogenic and magnetogenic probes, and in 2012 he developed the “Photostatin” project on photoswitchable microtubule inhibitors. After graduating in 2013 he moved to Prof. Dirk Trauner’s lab at LMU Munich for postdoctoral studies on the Photostatin project as well as several other azobenzene-based cytoskeleton inhibitors. In 2016 he started his independent career at the Chair of Prof. Klaus T. Wanner (LMU Munich Department of Pharmacy) and in 2018 he was awarded the DFG's Emmy Noether grant to support his independent group.
Curriculum Vitae 2019