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B. J. Mortishire-Smith,  S. Becker, A. Simeone, L. Melidis, S. Balasubramanian* (2023)
A Photoredox Reaction for the Selective Modification of 5-Carboxycytosine in DNA
J. Am. Chem. Soc.


F. Xu, A. Crisp, T. Schinkel, R. C. A. Dubini, S. Hübner, S. Becker, F. Shelter, P. Rovó, T. Carell (2022)
Isoxazole Nucleosides as Building Blocks for a Plausible Proto-RNA
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 62, 45


M. Bilyard, S. Becker, S. Balasubramanian (2020),
Natural, modified DNA bases,
Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol., 57, 1.

M. Preiner, S. Asche, S. Becker et al. (2020),
The Future of Origin of Life Research: Bridging Decades-Old Division,
Life,10, 20.


H. Okamura, A. Crisp, S. Hübner, S. Becker, P. Rovó, T. Carell (2019),
Proto‐Urea‐RNA (Wöhler RNA) Containing Unusually Stable Urea Nucleosides,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 18691.

S. Becker#, J. Feldmann#, S. Wiedemann#, H. Okamura, C. Schneider, K. Iwan, A. Crisp, M. Rossa, T. Amatov, T. Carell (2019),
Unified prebiotically plausible synthesis of pyrimidine and purine ribonucleotides,
Science, 366, 76.

H. Okamura, S. Becker, N. Tiede, S. Wiedemann, J. Feldmann, T. Carell (2019),
A one-pot, water compatible synthesis of pyrimidine nucleobases under plausible prebiotic conditions,
Chem. Commun., 55, 1939.


S. Becker, C. Schneider, A. Crisp, T. Carell (2018),
Non-canonical nucleosides and chemistry of the emergence of life,
Nat. Commun., 9, 5174.

C. Schneider, S. Becker, H. Okamura, A. Crisp, T. Amatov, M. Stadlmeier, T. Carell (2018),
Noncanonical RNA Nucleosides as Molecular Fossils of an Early Earth — Generation by Prebiotic Methylations and Carbamoylations.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 5943.

S. Becker, C. Schneider, H. Okamura, A. Crisp, T. Amatov, M. Dejmek, T. Carell (2018),
Wet-dry cycles enable the parallel origin of canonical and non-canonical nucleosides by continuous synthesis,
Nat. Commun., 9, 163.


S. Becker#, I. Thoma#, A. Deutsch, T. Gehrke, P. Mayer, H. Zipse, T. Carell (2016),
A high-yielding, strictly regioselective prebiotic purine nucleoside formation pathway,
Science, 352, 833-836.