Group Members

Group Head

Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch

Professor

Organic Chemistry: Peptidic Materials and Therapeutics with Unnatural Building Blocks

+49 30 838 55344

Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Allison Ann Berger

Researcher

Organic Chemistry: Modification of proteins with fluorinated building blocks

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Dr. Johann Moschner

Researcher

Organic Chemistry

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PhD students

Thota Kumar Chaitanya

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Application of short self-assembling peptides for antigen presentation and targeted drug delivery in treatment of infectious diseases and brain tumors.

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Suvrat Chowdhary

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Trifluorethylglycin-oligomers: Synthesis, conformation and protease stability

Suvrat Chowdhary

Ana Rita Lima Fernandes

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, structure and function of fluorinated systems

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Alexander Langhans

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Fluorierte Barnase - Barstar Komplexe

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Jakob Leppkes

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Site-specific incorporation of fluorinated amino acids into proteins

Jakob Leppkes

Zeinab Mahfouz

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Bioactive beta and gamma peptides

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Dorian Mikolajczak

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Catalytically active peptide-nanoparticle-conjugates

Dorian Mikolajczak

Valentina Stulberg

PhD Candidate

Organic Chemistry: Struktur-Aktivitätsstudien am Gpr 83

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Tuyet Mai To

PhD Candidate

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

Tuyet Mai To

Administrative/Technical Staff

Katrin Skowronski

Office

Organic Chemistry

+49 30 838 55880

Susanne von Gersdorff

Office

Organic Chemistry

+49 30 838 55 878

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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,

Narashino, Chiba, Japan

 
Postdoctoral Researchers
Name Research Project Time Period / Current Employer
 
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

Institut für Pharmazie, AG Wolber

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. 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

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

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

2004-2006


Postdoc, Donald Hilvert, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Novozymes A/S, Denmark

Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark

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