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Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

12/2018 – current Independent Emmy Noether Group leader
Technical University Dortmund, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, co-affiliated with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Chemical Genomics Centre
07/2014 – 11/2018 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Cambridge, UK, 
Postdoctoral Research Associate with David Komander, PhD)
01/2014 – 06/2014 Technical University Munich (TUM), Department of Chemistry, 
Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber


11/2010 – 12/2013 Technical University Munich (TUM), Department of Chemistry, 
PhD (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber)
01/2009 – 10/2010 Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), 
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Chemistry, with honours
04/2009 – 09/2009 Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 
Visiting research fellowship (Supervisor: Matthew S. Bogyo, PhD)
10/2006 – 12/2008 Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), 
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fellowships, Awards and Community service

2020 Admission into the Young College of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences
2019 Member of the IMPRS-CMB graduate school committee
2018 Emmy Noether research grant awarded by the German research council (DFG)
2017 Mol Cell Poster award at the EMBO meeting on Ubiquitin and SUMO 2017
2014 College Post-doctoral Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK
2014 Hans-Fischer-Prize awarded by the Hans-Fischer-Society
2014 Friedrich-Weygand-Prize awarded by the Max-Bergmann-Kreis
2014 Best Talk Award at EMBO Conference on Chemical Biology, Heidelberg
2014 Emil Erlenmeyer Medal in recognition of an outstanding dissertation at TUM
2013 Travel Award for the meeting of the International Protease Society
2012 Biochemical Journal Award for the best poster presentation, EMBO Conference on Chemical Biology, Heidelberg
2011 PhD Fellowship of the German Chemical Industry Federation (2011 – 2013)
2010 Stipend by the Bavarian Elite Network to attend the 60th Nobel laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany
2006 Admission to the German National Merit Foundation (2006 – 2013)
2006 Admission to Maximilianeum College, Munich (2006 – 2011)
2005 Member of the German Team at the International Chemistry Olympiads in Taiwan and South Korea (2005 & 2006)

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).