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Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

Since 01/2022 Independent Group Leader
Technische Universität Dortmund
10/2018 – 09/2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate
with Prof. Dame Carol Robinson, University of Oxford
01/2019 – 06/2021 Project Leader Oxford/Berlin Joint Seed Grant
with Prof. Dame Carol Robinson and Prof. Rainer Haag, University of Oxford and Freie Universität Berlin
08/2013 – 09/2018 Visiting Scientist
with Prof. Kevin Pagel and Prof. Gerd von Helden, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society

Education

05/2015 – 09/2018 Dr. rer. nat
Supervisor: Prof. Rainer Haag, Prof. Kevin Pagel, Freie Universität Berlin
04/2013 – 03/2015 Master of Science in Chemistry
Supervisor: Prof. Rainer Haag, Freie Universität Berlin
04/2010 – 04/2013 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Supervisor: Prof. Rainer Haag, Freie Universität Berlin

Awards and Funding

01/2022 - 12/2026 NRW return program (1.25 Mio €)
From: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
For establishing an independent research group and to support the discovery of new drugs against resistant pathogens
05/2022 - 04/2025 Material Cost Allowance (10,000 €)
From: Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
For exploring a new detergent chemistry including its impact on drug-resistant bacteria.
07/2021 John Fell Fund (1,800 €)
From: University of Oxford
A pump-priming grant to explore the potential of drug repurposing for combating drug-resistant bacteria.
10/2020 Innovation Award
From SEPAWA e.V.
For “Detergents for Medical Research”
10/2020 PhD Award (3,000 €)
From: GDCh (Fachgruppe Chemie des Waschens)
For an excellent PhD thesis that describes the preparation of new detergent formulations for the investigation of membrane proteins.
01/2020 Joint Seed Funding (19,000 €)
From: Berlin University Alliance as part of the Oxford/Berlin Research Partnership
For fostering a collaboration between the groups of Prof. Dame Carol Robinson (University of Oxford) and Prof. Rainer Haag (Freie Universität Berlin) with the aim to discover the potential of dendritic polymers for membrane protein research.
10/2017 – 09/2018 Doctoral Scholarship (17,500 €)
From: Focus Area Nanoscale (Freie Universität Berlin)
10/2015 – 09/2017 Doctoral Scholarship (49,000 €)
From: Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
05/2015 – 04/2016 Sachmittel (30,000 €)
From: Focus Area Nanoscale (Freie Universität Berlin)
05/2015 – 09/2015 Doctoral Scholarship (17,000 €)
From: SFB 765
12/2014 Central Teaching Award of the Freie Universität Berlin (10,000 €)
From Freie Universität Berlin - Dec 2014
For the implementation of a teaching concept that supports bachelor, master, and PhD students in chemistry and related subjects to translate research ideas into projects.

Activities

Since 2020 Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie (DGMS)
Since 2014 Member of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
2014 - 2016 President (2014 – 2017) of the JungChemikerForum (JCF) of the GDCh in Berlin

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).