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Group Members

Group Head

Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch

Professor

Peptidic Materials and Therapeutics with Unnatural Building Blocks

+49 30 838 55344

Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch

Senior Scientist

Dr. Allison Ann Berger

Researcher

Modification of proteins with fluorinated building blocks

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Dr. Chaitanya Kumar Thota

Project Director

Multifunctional wound healing peptide hydrogels

+49 30 838 55390

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PhD students

Suvrat Chowdhary

PhD Candidate

Trifluorethylglycin-oligomers: Synthesis, conformation and protease stability

+49 30 838 68827

Suvrat Chowdhary

Thomas Hohmann

PhD Candidate

Synthesis and characterization of highly fluorinated peptides

+49 30 838 55386

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Alexander Langhans

PhD Candidate

Fluorinated Barnase - Barstar complexes

+49 30 838 66184

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Jakob Leppkes

PhD Candidate

Site-specific incorporation of fluorinated amino acids into proteins

+49 30 838 63506

Jakob Leppkes

Zeinab Mahfouz

PhD Candidate

Bioactive β- and γ-peptides

+49 30 838 67254

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Valentina Stulberg

PhD Candidate

Impact of fluorine-specific interactions on protein folding

+49 30 838 55618

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Tuyet Mai To

PhD Candidate

Engineering and crystallisation of AminoacyltRNA synthetase, suitable for fluorinated amino acids translation / incorporation

Tuyet Mai To

Christin Treiber

PhD Candidate

Integration of fluorine into living organisms

christin_treiber

Administrative/Technical Staff

Former Members

Guest Professors

Name

Research Project

Time Period / Current Employer

Dr. Kashiwada Ayumi

De novo design of artificial alpha-helical coiled-coil peptides

March-August 2009

Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry, College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University, Narashino, Chiba, Japan

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Name

Research Project

Time Period / Current Employer

Dr. Johann Moschner

Synthesis of fluorinated amino acids

2015-2020

Dr. Aileen Justies

Attachment of polymer-peptide-conjugates to surfaces

2012-2013

Université de Bordeaux, ENSCBP Institut Polytechniques de Bordeaux, France

Dr. Jérémie Mortier

Chemoinformatics and molecular dynamics

2010-2012

Postdoc, Freie Universität Berlin,Germany

Dr. Cosimo D. Cadicamo

Peptide inhibitors of secreted aspartic proteinases

2006-2011

Lead Pharma Medicine B. V. Nijmegen, Netherlands

Dr. Jyotirmoy Maity

Synthesis of proline chimeras

2010-2011

Postdoc, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Dr. Rene Smits

Synthesis of fluorinated amino acids for SPPS

2005-2007

ABX GmbH, Radeberg, Germany

 

Doctoral Students

Name

Research Project

Time Period / Current Employer

Dr. Dorian J. Mikolajczak

Peptide-gold nanozymes as catalysts for green chemistry applications from cascade catalysis to carbon capture

2016-2020

Postdoc, Nynke Dekker Lab, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands

Dr. Katharina Hellmund (geb. Hagen)

Coiled-coil based 3D scaffolds as highly specialized biological microenvironments

2015-2019

Dr. Chaitanya Kumar Thota

Multivalent Self-Assembling Peptide and Graphene-Peptide Derivatives Towards Nanomedicine

2014-2019

Dr. Ana Rita de Lima Fernandes

Investigation of supramolecular assemblies based on peptide de novo coiled coil scaffolds

2015-2019

Dr. Susanne Huhmann

Stabilization of peptides by site-specific incorporation of fluorinated amino acids: Model studies and the development of fluorinated, peptide-based HIV-1 fusion inhibitors

2013-2018

Dr. Federica Agostini

From enzymatic in vitro and in vivo synthesis of fluorinated amino acids to fluorine-based bacteria

2014-2018

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Dr. Kristin Folmert

Four Models for Peptide Engineering

2012-2018

KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, Berlin Germany

Dr. Stella Vukelic

Synthesis of fluorinated amino acids and their derivatives in flow

2012-2016                 

Scientist, Galapagos, Mechelen, Belgium

Dr. Daniel Schöne

Ladungs- und Peptidliganden-präsentierende coiled coil Peptide für multivalente Interaktionen mit Gold-Nanopartikeln und Tandem SH2-Domänen

2011-2015

Dr. Jan-Stefan Völler

Activation, proofreading and translation of aliphatic fluorinated amino acids by class la AARSs

2011-2016

Postdoc, AG Budisa, TU Berlin, Germany

Dr. Jason Heier

De novo self-assembling peptides possessing esterase properties

2010-2016

BAM, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Elsa Zacco

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

2011-2015

Postdoc, King's College, London, UK

Dr. Shijie Ye

Site-specific incorporation of fluorinated amino acids into basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor

2007-2014

patent law training, Düsseldorf,Germany

Dr. Vivian Asante

Investigation of the impact of fluorinated amino acids on protease stability of peptides

2008-2014

Research Gate, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Elisabeth Nyakatura

Studying the interaction profiles of nonnatural amino acids- towards predicting their specific applications at α-helical interfaces

2007-2013

Postdoc, Albert Einstein College, New York, USA

Dr. Ulla I. M. Gerling-Driessen

Structural characterization of coiled coil-based amyloid-forming model systems

2007-2013

Postdoc, Bertozzi Lab, Stanford University, CA, USA

Dr. Enrico Brandenburg

Investigations on the mechanism of amyloid formation

2008-2012

Dr. Raheleh R. Araghi

α-helical coiled coil mimicry by alternating β-and γ-amino acid sequences

2007-2011

Postdoc, MIT, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Malgorzata Broncel

How posttranslational modifications influence amyloid formation

2006-2010

Postdoc, Imperial College of London, UK

Dr. Jessica Falenski

O-glycosylation and depsipeptide bonds - folding aspects of α-helical coiled coils

2006-2010

Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Mario Salwiczek

Biophysical aspects of single fluoroalkylamino acid substitutions within a natural polypeptide environment

2005-2010

Postdoc, CSIRO Melbourne, Australia

Glycouniverse, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Sarah C. Wagner

Peptide-nanoparticle networks

2006-2009

Postdoc, Bristol University, UK

Dr. Toni Vagt

Investigation of the interactions of fluroalkyl substituted amino acids in a polypeptide environment

2005-2008

Postdoc, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Kevin Pagel

Following polypeptide folding and assembly with conformational switches

2004-2008

Postdoc, Carol Robinson, Oxford University, UK

Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

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

2004-2006

Postdoc, Donald Hilvert, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Novozymes A/S, Denmark

Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark

 

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