© Dziemba

Topics of research

We develop and apply new catalytic methods in the area of organic chemistry in order to facilitate the way organic molecules are made. We are driven by the desire to save valuable natural resources and by the need for compounds with high levels of (enantio)selectivity and purity. Our research should facilitate and make significant contributions to the synthesis of important organic molecules like heterocyclic and natural products and to make these processes more environmentally benign.
Moreover, we go beyond the synthesis of organic molecules: We also design carbenes for on-surface applications and prepare new lipid analogues for the exploration of their interactions in biological systems.

  • C-H activation
  • Photochemistry
  • Organocatalysis
  • Arene Hydrogenation
  • Smart Screening
  • On-surface chemistry
  • Battery research
  • Lipid analogues

© Glorius

Exploration of lipid - ion channel interactions (F. Glorius)

For a better understanding of ion channels, their interaction with neighbouring lipids is of great importance. In order to gain insight into lipid - ion channel interactions, labelled or cross-linkable phospholipid-analogues would be extremely useful. In previous studies, we identified imidazolium salts bearing long-alkyl chains in the backbone of the moiety as phospholipid analogues. Due to the modular synthesis of these compounds a great tool-box with a high structural diversity could be generated, leading to analogues with different ion channel-interaction behaviour that can easily be equipped with labelling tools such as fluorophores or cross-linkers. We want to investigate the structural variation of these

  • Curriculum vitae

    1992 - 1997

    Study of Chemistry, Universität Hannover and Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr (Dipl.-Chem.)

    2008 - 2000

    PhD studies, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr (Prof. A. Pfaltz) and Universität Basel

    2000 - 2001

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, USA (Prof. D. A. Evans)

    2001 - 2004

    Independent research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr (Mentor: Prof. A. Fürstner)

    2004 - 2007

    Associate Professor (C3), Organic Chemistry, University of Marburg

    since 2007

    Full Professor (W3), Organic Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    since 2011

    Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Symrise AG

    since 2011

    Member of the Advisory Boards of several international journals

    since 2014

    Member of a selection committee of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

    since 2015

    Member of the Kuratorium of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)