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Team Members

Jump To: PhD Students, Postdocs, Masters Students, Interns, Project CytoSwitch, Project NanoCapture, Associated, Alumni

PhD Students

L. Gao Li Gao, M.Sc
(M.Sc: Trauner group, LMU; Work Internship: Bayer)

Li joined the Group in 2017.01 and has a background in organic synthesis. His projects focus on the synthesis of topoisomerase-targeted pharmacogenic prodrugs and photoswitchable inhibitors.
ligaph@cup.lmu.de
Room: C1.011; Phone: +49 89 2180-77926
A. Müller-Deku Adrian Müller-Deku, M.Sc
(M.Sc: Didier group, LMU; Work Internships: Solvay and Bayer)

Adrian joined the Group in 2017.10 and has a background in organic and inorganic synthesis. His projects focus on the synthesis of tubulin-targeted photoswitchable inhibitors and chemical biology reagents.
adrian.mueller-deku@cup.lmu.de
Room: C01.011; Phone: +49 89 2180-77232
Y. Kraus Yvonne Kraus

Yvonne joined the group in 2017.05 and stays on for her PhD studies. Yvonne is evaluating photoswitchable reagents for subcellular control over the tubulin cytoskeleton, as well as designing new approaches for topoisomerase inhibition.
yvonne.kraus@cup.lmu.de
Room: K00.036; Phone: +49 89 2180-71035

Postdocs

M. Borowiak Dr. Malgorzata Borowiak
(PhD: Jalinot lab, ENS Lyon; Postdoc: Trauner group, LMU)

Malgorzata joined the Group in 2017.03 and has a background in cell and molecular biology. Her projects focus on the in cellulo evaluation of photoswitchable bioactive cytotoxins including antimitotics.
malgorzata.borowiak@cup.lmu.de
Room: K00.036 (BioSysM); Phone: +49 89 2180-71035

Masters Students

C. Donau Carsten Donau

Carsten joined the Group in 2017.09 and has a background in organic synthesis. His project focusses on the synthesis of photoswitchable DNA binders.
c3677@cup.uni-muenchen.de
Room: C1.011; Phone: +49 89 2180-77926
J. Felber Jan Felber

Jan joined the Group in 2018.01 and has a background in organic synthesis. His project focusses on the synthesis of probes for redox biology.
felber.jan@campus.lmu.de
Room: C1.051A; Phone: +49 89 2180-77931

Project CytoSwitch

Y. Wainman Dr. Yelena Wainman
(PhD: Leeper/Brindle lab, Cambridge; Postdoc: Mazitschek lab, Harvard)

Yelena joined the Group in 2016.09 and has a broad background in chemical biology. Yelena is co-leading the CytoSwitch photoswitchable anticancer drug project.
yelena.wainman@cup.lmu.de
Room: C1.059; Phone: +49 89 2180-77246
D. Mangelberger Dr. Doris Mangelberger
(PhD: Fritz Aberger, University of Salzburg; Postdoc: Andrzej Dlugosz, University of Michigan)

Doris joined the Group in 2017.09 as an in vivo biologist with particular experience in cancer treatments and signalling pathway blockade. Doris is heading the in vivo biology of the CytoSwitch photoswitchable anticancer drug project.
doris.mangelberger@cup.lmu.de
Room: K0.036 (BioSysM); Phone: +49 89 2180-71035
T. Petersen Tilmann Petersen


Tilmann joined the Group in 2018.03 to ensure the translational progress of the CytoSwitch photoswitchable anticancer drug project.
tilmann.petersen@cup.lmu.de
Room: K0.036 (BioSysM); Phone: +49 89 2180-71035

Project NanoCapture

P. Marinković Dr. Petar Marinković
(PhD: Misgeld group, TUM; Postdoc: Herms group, DZNE)

Petar joined the Group in 2017.04 and has a background in in vivo mouse imaging and neuroscience. Petar is the co-leading the NanoCapture project, and works on photoswitchable compounds against neurodegeneration.
petar.marinkovic@cup.lmu.de
Room: K0.032 (BioSysM); Phone: +49 89 2180-71034
M. Fütterer Dr. Marina Fütterer
(PhD: Hrabě de Angelis group, Helmholtz Zentrum München)

Marina joined the Group in 2017.05 with experience in diverse aspects of in vitro and in vivo molecular genetics and treatment assays. Marina is heading the in vivo therapeutic assays in the NanoCapture project.
marina.fuetterer@cup.lmu.de
Room: K0.032 (BioSysM); Phone: +49 89 2180-71034

Associated

A. Ali Dr. Ahmed Ali
(PhD: Taylor group, University of Waterloo, CA; Postdocs: Woolley and Gunning groups, University of Toronto, CA; Trauner group, LMU Munich)

Ahmed is a von Humboldt fellow hosted by Prof. Wanner since 2017.05 as a senior chemist with experience in photoswitch design, heterocyclic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. Ahmed is associated with us on projects on photoswitchable bioactives.
ahmed.ali@cup.lmu.de
Room: C1.050D; Phone: +49 89 2180-77927

Interns

K. ScherrC. WichmannM. Wegert

Kati Scherr, Christina Wichmann, Marc Wegert
Kati, Chrissie and Marc are Pharma students who joined the Group for chemical synthesis, rather than taking holidays over spring 2018. Chrissie works on a new redox trigger, Marc works on a subcellularly-localisable tubulin photopharmaceutical, and Kati works on a red-shifted topoisomerase photoswitch. We are very lucky to have such motivated interns, who are also so successful at lasertag-shooting their supervisors!
Kati (Li) and Marc (Adrian): C1.011; Chrissy (Jan): C1.051A
R. Sachsse Ruben Sachsse

Ruben joined us in 2018.03 for a BSc thesis evaluating the biological mechanisms of some key photoswitchable toxins.
Room: K0.036 (BioSysM); Phone: +49 89 2180-71035

Alumni

N. Peters Niklas Peters

Niklas did a great mol bio internship in 2017 on mechanistic evaluations of our topoisomerase-targeting compounds. Go get'em Niklas!
R. Bingham Bekkah Bingham

Bekkah did her BSc and an internship with us in 2017 on synthesis and characterisation of MRI-active and fluorescent nanoparticles for in vivo tracking experiments. Looking forward to have you back next year!
2017 chem interns Andrea Stegner, Kristina Krauskopf, Beccy Bechtel

Andrea, Kristina and Beccy worked extensively (and very successfully!) with us on the synthesis of photoswitchable toxins in 2016-2017. Good luck in your next steps!
intern alumni Quillian Hochhauser
Quills researched his BSc Thesis with us in 2017 breaking into our topic on click chemistry approaches to reactive inhibitors.

Sandra Schmidt
Sandra researched her BSc Thesis with us in 2016 synthesising heterocyclic tubulin inhibitors.