Pharmazeutische Biologie

Curriculum Vitae

Work History/Education

04/2022-present Junior Professor (W1) for Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Tuebingen, Germany
02/2019-03/2022 Postdoctoral Researcher (Humboldt fellow), Piel Lab, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
12/2017-01/2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, Andexer Lab, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Freiburg, Germany
10/2013-11/2017 Doctoral Studies (Fast-Track Programme), Andexer Lab, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Freiburg, Germany
Dr. rer. nat. (equiv. to Ph.D.), Thesis title: “Modular Polyphosphate-Driven Enzyme Systems for Cofactor Regeneration”, passed with distinction (summa cum laude)
10/2012-09/2013 Internships in the Pharmaceutical Industry
10/2009-08/2012 B. Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Freiburg, Germany

Honors and Awards

2024 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2024
2023 Margarete von Wrangell-Juniorprofessur
11/2022 RSC Chemical Biology Outstanding Paper Award 2021
02/2019-01/2021 Feodor-Lynen Fellowship (Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation) for a two-year postdoctoral research project, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
09/2019 Poster Award sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry Books,
International VAAM Workshop, Jena, Germany
07/2017 Poster Award sponsored by Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (Wiley-VCH),
Biotrans 2017, Budapest, Hungary
09/2016-12/2016 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellowship for a research stay at the CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
07/2016 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) travel scholarship for the GRC Biocatalysis, Biddeford, Maine, USA
10/2013-09/2014 Fast-Track Programme, offered to the best 5% of B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences graduates every year, University of Freiburg, Germany

Alumni-Preis, Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences, University of Freiburg, Germany

Membership in Professional Associations

  • VAAM (Association for General and Applied Microbiology)
  • DPhG (German Pharmaceutical Society)
  • KFPharm (Konferenz der Fachbereiche Pharmazie)


Area of Research

  •  Natural Product Biosynthesis
  •  RiPPs (ribosomally synthesised and posttranslationally modified peptides)
  •  Enzyme Catalysis
  •  Synthetic Biology
  •  Peptide Engineering