Group Members

Group Head

Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch

Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch


Organic Chemistry: Peptidic Materials and Therapeutics with Unnatural Building Blocks

Telephone +49 30 838 55344

Email beate.koksch (at)

Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Allison Ann Berger


Organic Chemistry: Modification of proteins with fluorinated building blocks

Email aberger (at)

dr. johann moschner

Dr. Johann Moschner


Organic Chemistry

Email jmoschner (at)

Former AG Koksch Members
 Guest Professors
Name Research Project Time Period / Current Employer  
Dr. Kashiwada Ayumi De novo design of artificial alpha-helical coil-coil peptides

March-August 2009


Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry,

College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University, 1-2-1 Izumi-cho,

Narashino, Chiba, Japan

Postdoctoral Researchers
Name Research Project Time Period / Current Employer  
Dr. Aileen Justies Attachment of polymer-peptide-conjugates to surfaces


 Université de Bordeaux, ENSCBP Institut Polytechniques de Bordeaux, France

 Dr. Jérémie Mortier  Chemoinformatics and molecular dynamics


Postdoc, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Institut für Pharmazie, AG Wolber


Dr. Cosimo D.


Peptide inhibitors of secreted aspartic proteinases


Lead Pharma Medicine B. V. Nijmegen, Netherlands

Dr. Jyotirmoy Maity

Synthesis of proline chimeras



Postdoc, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Dr. Rene Smits
Synthesis of fluorinated amino acids for SPPS




Radeberg, Germany

Doctoral Students
Name Research Project Time Period / Current Employer  

 Dr. Stella Vukelic       Synthesis of fluorinated amino acids and their derivatives                                             2012-2016

                                 in flow

 Dr. Daniel Schöne      Ladungs- und Peptidliganden-präsentierende coiled coil Peptide                                   2011-2015

                                 für multivalente Interaktionen mit Gold-Nanopartikeln und

                                 Tandem SHS-Domänen

Dr. Jan-Stefan Völler
Activation, proofreading and translation of aliphatic fluorinated amino acids by class la AARSs



Postdoc, AG Budisa, TU Berlin, Germany

Dr. Jason Heier
De novo self-assembling peptides possessing esterase properties


BAM, Berlin

Dr. Elsa Zacco

Coiled-coil peptides as multivalent scaffolds for carbohydrates: From receptor targeting to vaccines exploiting sugar-protein interactions



Postdoc, King's College, London, UK

Dr. Shijie Ye
 Site-specific incorporation of fluorinated amino acids into basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor


patent law training, Düsseldorf, Germany

Dr. Vivian Asante
Investigation of the impact of fluorinated amino acids on protease stability of peptides


Research Gate, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Elisabeth Nyakatura
Studying the interaction profiles of nonnatural amino acids- towards predicting their specific applications at α-helical interfaces


Postdoc, Albert Einstein College

New York, USA

Dr. Ulla I. M. Gerling-Driessen
Structural characterization of coiled coil-based amyloid-forming model systems


Postdoc, Bertozzi Lab,

  Stanford University, CA, USA

Dr. Enrico Brandenburg
Investigations on the mechanism of amyloid formation


Dr. Raheleh R. Araghi α-helical coiled coil mimicry by alternating β-and γ-amino acid sequences


Postdoc, MIT,  Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Malgorzata Broncel How posttranslational modifications influence amyloid formation


Postdoc, Imperial College of London, UK

Dr. Jessica Falenski O-glycosylation and depsipeptide bonds - folding aspects of α-helical coiled coils


Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Mario Salwiczek Biophysical aspects of single fluoroalkylamino acid substitutions within a natural polypeptide environment


Postdoc, CSIRO Melbourne, Australia

Glycouniverse, Berlin

Dr. Sarah C. Wagner Peptide-nanoparticle networks


Postdoc, Bristol University, UK

Dr. Toni Vagt Investigation of the interactions of fluroalkyl substituted amino acids in a polypeptide environment


Postdoc, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Kevin Pagel Following polypeptide folding and assembly with conformational switches


Postdoc, Carol Robinson, Oxford University, UK

Assistant Professor, FU Berlin

Dr. Christian Jäckel Investigations on properties and interactions of non-natural (mainly fluorinated) amino acids in peptides and protein environments; design of novel foldamers as mimics of native protein secondary structures


Postdoc, Donald Hilvert, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Novozymes A/S, Denmark

Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark