Oliver Thorn-Seshold was born in Sydney, Australia in 1985. He studied chemistry at the University of Sydney and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He took his PhD under Prof. Jens Hasserodt at the ENS Lyon, France, researching enzymatically-triggered fluorogenic and magnetogenic probes for chemical biology. In 2012 he developed the “Photostatin” project on photoswitchable microtubule inhibitors, and in 2013 moved to Prof. Dirk Trauner’s lab at LMU Munich to pursue this and other cytoskeleton photoswitches during postdoctoral studies. In 2016 he started his independent career at the LMU in the Chair of Prof. Klaus T. Wanner, and in 2018 he was awarded the DFG's Emmy Noether grant to support his independent group.
Curriculum Vitae 2019