Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch

Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch

Chemistry

Professor

Field of Activity

Organic Chemistry: Peptidic Materials and Therapeutics with Unnatural Building Blocks

Address Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Chemie und Biochemie
Organische Chemie
Takustr. 3
Room 32.18
14195 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 838 55344
Fax +49 30 838 55644
Email beate.koksch (at) fu-berlin.de

Leipzig University; Leipzig, Germany: PhD in Biochemistry awarded on November, 06, 1995, Summa cum laude

Leipzig University; Leipzig, Germany: Diploma in Chemistry awarded on July, 12, 1991, Magna cum laude

Technical University of Leuna-Merseburg; Merseburg, Germany; Undergraduate study from September, 1986 to February, 1988

Highschool Pforte Schulpforte, Germany 1984 – 1986, Summa cum laude


Research Experience


Since 05 / 2004     Free University Berlin,

University Professor, W2

Organic Chemistry / Natural Product Chemistry

 

02 / 2004                Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Assistant Professor (offer declined)

 

2000 – 2004         Leipzig University

Assistant Professor

 

10 /02 – 3 / 03      The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

02 / 02 – 03 / 02   Research Associate

07 / 01 – 02 / 02     Collaboration with Prof. Carlos F. Barbas, III

 

03 / 00 – 09 / 00       The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Research Associate – Post-Doctoral Fellow

Supervisor:  Prof. Carlos F. Barbas, III

 

03 / 99 – 03 / 00       The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

     Post-Doctoral Fellow

      Supervisor:  Prof. M. Reza Ghadiri

 

1995 – 1999        Leipzig University

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

      Supervisor:  Prof. K. Burger

 

 

1991 – 1995         Leipzig University

Graduate Research Fellow

     Thesis Supervisor: Prof. H.-D. Jakubke

 

07 / 93 – 07 /94       Technical University Munich

Research stay

Supervisor: Prof. K. Burger

 

1990 - 1991         Leipzig University

Diploma Thesis

     Thesis Supervisor: Prof. K. Schultze

 

03 / 90 – 06 / 90      BellFlavorsand Fragrances, Miltitz, Germany

Industrial training


 HONORS AND AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS


Georg Thieme publisher’s award (2002)

 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Research Fellowship (4/99 – 9/00)

 

Lessing medal in Gold (1986)

 


FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS (Current and Completed)


DFG – Four-Year Grant (2012-2016); PI, DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 765 „Multivalency as organisational and functional principle“, Subproject A5

Includes support for 2 PhD students and supply money

 

DFG  - Three-Year Grant (2010-2013); PI

Topic: “Study of the structure and induction of structure formation in amyloidogenic model peptides”

Includes support for one PhD student and supply money

 

DFG – Four-Year Grant (2009-2012); PI, DFG-Graduate School “Fluorine as key element” Subprojects D2 and D3

Includes support for 2 PhD students and supply money

 

DFG – Four-Year Grant (2008-2011); PI, DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 765 „Multivalency as organisational and functional principle“, Subproject A5

Includes support for 2 PhD students and supply money

 

DFG  - Three-Year Grant (2006-2009); PI

Topic: “Importance of electrostatic interactions and metal ion complexation for peptide and protein folding”

Includes support for one PhD student one analytical HPLC and supply money

 

Fonds der Chemischen Industrie  - Two-Year Fellowship (2006-2008); PI

Topic: “Organization of Nanoparticles by interaction with coiled coil peptides”

Includes support for one PhD student

 

DFG  - Three-Year Grant (2006-2009); PI

Topic: “HIV entry inhibitors” (Follow-up project)

Includes support for one PhD student and supply money

 

DFG  - Three-Year Grant (2005-2008); DFG-Research Group „Formation and Stability of b-sheets“, Subproject 10C

Topic: „Structural and kinetic characterization of intermediates of misfolding and aggregation of proteins“; PI

Includes support for one PhD student and supply money

 

DFG  - Three-Year Grant (2005-2008); Graduiertenkolleg 788 “Hydrogen bonds and hydrogen transfer“

Topic: „Studies of the influence of fluoralkyl substituents on the formation of intermolecular hydrogen bonds in peptides”; PI

Includes support for one PhD student and supply money

 

DFG  - Two-Year Grant (2002-2004); PI

Topic: “HIV entry inhibitors”

includes support for 2 PhD students and supply money 

 

Volkswagen Foundation - Two-Year Grant (2002-2004); PI

Topic: “A bi-directional peptide switch: a-helical coiled coil interactions versus b-sheet formation”

Includes support for one Postdoctoral students and supply money

 

Fonds der Chemischen Industrie - Grant for supply money (2002); PI

 


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE


- Since 11/2012: Speaker of the Research Training Group “Fluorine as key element”

Since 04/2012: Speaker of the Helmholtz Graduate School: “Macromolecular Bioscience”

Since 10/2011: Speaker of the Organic Chemistry department

Organizer of the 10th German Peptide Symposium, March, 7-10, 2011, Freie Universität and Technische          Univerität Berlin, Germany

Since 2010: Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology

2009-2011: Speaker of the Initiative “Graduate School of Excellence - SUPRAMOL” at Freie Universität Berlin; preproposal submitted to DFG August 2010

Since 2009: Speaker of the Interdisciplinary Initiative “Centre for Supramolecular Interactions” at Freie Universität Berlin

Since 2009: Member of the Scientific Coordinator Team of the DFG-Graduate School “Fluorine as key element” at Freie Universität Berlin

Since 2009: Member of the “Expert/inn/enbeirat Gleichstellung“, Freie Universität Berlin

- 2008-2009: ERASMUS coordinator for the Institute of Chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin

- WS 2008/2009: Co-organizer of the University Lecture Series “Offener Hörsaal”, Topic: “Erneuerbare Energien - Wissenschaft, Vermittlung, Verantwortung” at Freie Universität Berlin

2007-2010: Member of the Executive committee of the Graduate School „Biomedical Sciences“, Freie Universität Berlin

Since 2006: Member of the “Zentraler Frauenrat”, Freie Universität Berlin

2006-2011: Member of the “Akademischer Senat”, Freie Universität Berlin

- Head of the Scientific Organizing Committee for the 2nd Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium, Bejing, China, October 2008

Member of the Scientific Organizing Committee for the 1st Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium, Kloster Seon, Germany, July 2006

Evaluator for in depth study courses for the ZevA Hannover, 2005

Expert evaluator in the chemistry and life science panel for the International Marie-Curie Fellowship evaluation, Brussels, May, 2004

Member of the Organizing Committee of the 4th German Peptide Symposium, March, 21-24, 1999, University Leipzig, Germany

Co-Organizer of the Workshop “Peptide modification by non-natural amino acids”, Leipzig / Germany, September, 29-30, 1997 (http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~inno/innokoll/peptiden.htm)

 


Consulting


- Bayer Schering Pharma (Berlin)

- Fluorotronics (La Mesa, CA, U.S.A.)

 


MEMBERSHIPS


Max-Bergmann-Kreis e.V. (For the Advancement of Peptide Chemistry Research)

German Chemical Society,

-  American Chemical Society, Fluorine Division

Speaker of the Graduate School "Macromolecular Bioscience"

Speaker of the DFG Research Training Group "Fluorine as Key Element"

Speaker of the Center for Supramolecular Interactions CSI