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Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

2021 - now
Max Planck Research Group Leader, Max PlanckInstitute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Previous Positions

2019 - 2021
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Group of Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
 Project: “modified bases in the genome”
Development of new concepts for sequencing of DNA modifications

2018 - 2019
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell, LMU Munich, Germany
Subgroup leader prebiotic chemistry

2013 - 2018
Research Associate, 
Group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell, LMU Munich, Germany
Project: “origin of RNA building blocks on early Earth

06/2013 - 07/2013
Research Associate
Group of Prof. Dr. John Robinson, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Project: “cyclic peptides as RNase P Inhibitors”


2013 - 2018
Doctoral student, LMU Munich, Germany, Reserach Advisor: Prof. Dr. Carell 

2011 - 2013
Master of Science: Organic Chemistry & Corporate Finance
Prof. Dr. John Robinson, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
„Bacterial RNase P a possible drug target for peptidomimetic compounds“

Fellowships and Awards

2021 NRW Postdoc Return Program
2021 RWTH Junior principal investigator fellowship (declined)
2021 Max-Planck Research Group Leader (“free-floater program”)
2020 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship
2017 Travel Award, Center for Nanoscience, Munich
2016 Poster Award, Orchem 2016


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).