Born: April 17, 1967, Linz, Austria
Department of Chemistry • University of Munich
Butenandtstr. 5-13 (F4.086), 81377 Munich, Germany;
Tel: +49 89 2180-77800
Education and Professional Experience
August 2008 - present Professor of Chemical Biology and Chemical Genetics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (LMU).
July 2006 - August 2010 Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
July 2005 - July 2008 Member, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
July 2000 - June 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
June 1998 - June 2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. S.J. Danishefsky, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York City.
October 1997 - May 1998 Military service in the Austrian Army (ABC Abwehrschule, Vienna, Austria).
October 1997 Ph.D. (“Summa Cum Laude”). University of Vienna, Austria.
October 1996 - September 1997 Graduate research with Prof. J. Mulzer at the University of Vienna, Austria. Employment as Universitätsassistent.
October 1995 - September 1996 Graduate research with Prof. J. Mulzer at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Employment as “Universitätsassistent”.
February 1995 Diplom (“Mit Auszeichnung”), Free University Berlin, Germany.
January 1994 - September 1995 Undergraduate research ("Diplomarbeit") and graduate research in Prof. Mulzer's group at the Free University Berlin, Germany. Employment as “Universitätsassistent”.
January 1992 - September 1995 Studied chemistry at the Free University Berlin, Germany.
October 1988 - October 1991 Studied biochemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria.
October 1986 - October 1988 Studied biology at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Corresponding Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Member, SFB 1032 “Dynamic Nanosystems for the Control of Cellular Functions”
Member, SFB 749 “Dynamics and Intermediates of Molecular Transformations”
Member, FOR 1279 “Protein-based Photoswitches as Optogenetic Tools”.
Member, FOR 1406 “Exploiting the Potential of Natural Compounds: Myxobacteria as Source for Leads, Tools, and Therapeutics in Cancer Research”
Member, SFB 870 “Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits in Sensory Processing”
Member, Max Planck Graduate School for Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS)
Member, Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM)
Member, Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM)
Member, Munich Center for Neurosciences (MCN)
Member, Center for NanoScience (CeNS)
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, German Chemical Society (GDCh)
Member, Austrian Chemical Society (GOeCh)
2012 Beijing University Shenzhen Graduate School Lectureship
2012 Nankai University Lectureship
2011 Corresponding Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences
2011 Hofmann Lecture, Imperial College, London
2011 European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant
2010 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship
2010 Andy Derome Lecturer, University of Oxford
2010 Givaudan/Karrer Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Zurich
2008 Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award
2007 Schulich Lecturer, Technion, Israel
2004 - 2006 Japanese-American Frontiers of Science Fellow
2005 Novartis Young Investigator Award
2004 Amgen Young Investigator Award
2004 AstraZeneca Young Investigator Award
2004 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
2003 NSF Career Award
2003 GlaxoSmithKline Chemistry Scholar Award
2003 Eli Lilly Grantee Award
2003 NARSAD Young Investigator Award
2002 Hellman Family Faculty Award
2001 - 2004 Merck Research Laboratories Chemistry Council Research Award
1998 - 2000 Schering Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
1997 Austrian Chemical Society Award (best thesis of the year 1997)
Review Panels and Advisory Boards
German Research Foundation (DFG), Fachforum Chemie
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Helmholtz Centre for Pharmaceutical Research, Saarbrücken (HIPS)
Minerva Weizmann Committee
Advisory Board, ACS Chemical Neuroscience
Editorial Board, Natural Product Reports
Editorial Board, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry (until December 2012)