Nationality: German
Undergraduate Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Master Institution:  Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Phone: +31 40 247 3104
Office: HEO 4.47

In 2017 I’ve obtained my Bachelor’s degree at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz under supervision of Pol Besenius in the field of supramolecular chemistry. During that period, I’ve worked on self-assembling, stimulus responsive metallopeptide amphiphiles, whose supramolecular polymerization could be triggered by pH changes. During my master studies I spend six months with Prof. Javier Read de Alaniz at University of California Santa Barbara, working on small molecule photo switches for material science. In winter 2019, I’ve obtained my Master’s degree out of the research group of Prof. Till Opatz in the field of computer aided drug development of covalent Tryparedoxin inhibitorsThe latter showed promising activities against Trypanosoma Brucei, a parasite causing the African Sleeping Sickness.

In January 2020, I joined the group of Prof. Bert Meijer for my PhD thesis. My ultimate goal is to synthesize a chiral monomer which is able to form supramolecular aggregates of preferred helicity to exploit the chiral induced spin selectivity (CISS) effect for, example given, application in next generation opto-electronic devices.