• Forschungsschwerpunkte

    • Organic chemistry
    • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Vita

    Akademische Ausbildung

    Promotion, Dr. rer. nat., Faculty Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Dortmund University of Technology and Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
    Study of chemistry, Master of Science, Yerevan State University and University of Siegen

    Beruflicher Werdegang

    Postdoc at the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI), University Hospital Münster
    Postdoc, Center of Nanotechnology, University of Münster
    Scientific co-Worker, Department of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Dortmund University of Technology
  • Projekte

    • Untersuchungen der Wirksamkeit von neuartigen Photo-Bakteriziden gegen planktonische und biofilmbildende uropathogene Bakterien ( - )
      Drittmittel: DFG - Sachbeihilfe/Einzelförderung | Förderkennzeichen: GA 2362/2-1
  • Grants


    Traveling Grant from DAAD


    DFG Project GA2362/2-1

    Exploring the efficacy of novel photobactericidals against planktonic and biofilm growing uropathogenic bacteria


    Fellowship from the Graduate Center of WWU Münster supported by “Santander Universities”


    Traveling Grant from GlaxoSmithKline RK 38/2017


    Sachbeihilfe – Fonds der Chemische Industrie Project Nr. 661574


    DFG Project GA2362/1-1
    Antibacterial activity of light triggered antibiotics against uropathogenic bacteria

    11/2014-10/2015 DFG Cluster of Excellence “Cells in Motion” Pilot Project PP-2014-08 Development and evaluation of novel polysaccharide targeting photoprobes for optical imaging and photodynamic therapy of cancer

  • Prizes Awards Memberships


    Member of COST action AMiCI – Antimicrobial Coating Innovations


    Member of FREQ (Female Research EQuality) network

    since 2015

    Member of Young Academy “Antibiotic resistance in urogenital infections–NAUGI” – German Research Foundation (DFG)

    since 2014

    Member of Young Academy of Cluster of Excellence “Cells in Motion”


    Ph.D. Scholarship from  Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology


    Bachelors of Science with Honor

    09/1998 – 06/2005

    Scholarship “Excellent Students” from Yerevan State University

  • Invited Lectures and Conferences

    • COST meeting – Antimicrobial Coating Innovations, WG1 & WG4 wokshop, 20th of March, 2018, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Central European Conference on Photochemistry, February, 4-8, 2018 in Bad Hofgastein, Austria.
    • International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, June 18-22, 2017, Sorrento, Italy
    • 2nd International Caparica Conference in Antibiotic Resistance, 12-15 June 2017, Caparica, Portugal
    • Münster Symposium on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry, May 12th, 2017, Münster, Germany
    • Optics in the Life Sciences Congress – Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery, 2–5 April 2017, San-Diego, USA
    • Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis update, October 24-28, 2016, Nancy, France
    • Medicinal Chemistry of Boron Compounds Conference, 4. - 7. October 2015, Spain
    • Forschung in der Chemischen Industrie, 21. May 2015, Münster, Germany
    • Optics in the Life Sciences Congress – Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery, 12 – 15. April 2015, Vancouver, Canada
    • The university of Victoria, Department of Chemistry, 09. April 2015, Victoria, Canada
    • International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals, 8.-13. July, 2012, Atlanta, USA
    • Symposium in Supramolecular Chemistry, 24.-25. February 2011, University of Essen, Germany
    • 3. Tag der Chemie, 5. February 2010, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Dortmund University of Technology, Dortmund, Germany
    • 7th Scientific Retreat of the International Max-Planck Research School – Chemical Biology, 14.-17. October 2009, Schloss Ringberg, Germany
    • 10th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry, 25.-28. September 2009, Debrecen, Hungary
    • COST D39 meeting: Metallo-Drug Design and Action, 24.-25. September 2009, Debrecen, Hungary
    • 6th Scientific Retreat of the International Max-Planck Research School – Chemical Biology, 10.-12. November 2008, Witten, Germany
    • „IMPRS student symposium: New frontiers in Chemical Biology” 15.-16. October 2008. Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Biology, Dortmund,  Deutschland
    • 9th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference, 02.-06. September 2008, Wroclaw, Poland
    • 4th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands, 24. - 28. August 2008, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Publications

    Anzhela Galstyan,* Ulrich Dobrindt
    Breaching the wall: morphological control of efficacy of phthalocyanine based photoantimicrobials., J. Mater. Chem. B, (2018), accepted, DOI: 10.1039/C8TB01357H

    Pietro Delcanale, Anzhela Galstyan, Constantin Daniliuc, Hernan Grecco, Stefania Abbruzzetti, Andreas Faust, Cristiano Viappiani, Cristian Strassert,
    Oxygen-insensitive aggregates of Pt(II) complexes as phosphorescent labels of proteins with luminescence lifetime-based readouts, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2018), accepted.

    Anzhela Galstyan,* Johannes Putze, Ulrich Dobrindt
    Gaining Access to Bacteria through (Reversible) Control of Lipophilicity, Chem. Eur. J. (2018), 24, 1178-1186.

    Anzhela Galstyan,* Roswitha Schiller, Ulrich Dobrindt
    Boronic acid-functionalized photosensitizers: a strategy to target the surface of bacteria and implement active agents in polymer coatings, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017) 56, 10362–10366; Angew. Chem. (2017), 129, 10498–10502.

    Anzhela Galstyan,* Kristina Riehemann, Michael Schäfers, Andreas Faust
    A combined experimental and computational study of the substituent effect on photodymanic efficacy of amphiphilic Zn(II)phthalocyanines, J. Mater. Chem. B, (2016), 4, 5683-5691.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Ulrike Kauscher, Desiree Block, Bart Jan Ravoo, Cristian A. Strassert
    Silicon(IV) Phthalocyanine-Decorated Cyclodextrin Vesicles as a Self-Assembled Phototherapeutic
    Agent against MRSA Bacteria, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2016), 12631 – 12637.

    Dirk Leifert, Denis G. Artiukhin, Johannes Neugebauer, Anzhela Galstyan, Cristian A. Strassert, Armido Studer
    Radical perfluoroalkylation – easy access to 2-perfluoroalkylindol-3-imines via electron catalysis Chem. Commun. (2016), 52, 5997-6000.

    Anzhela Galstyan,* Desiree Block, Silke Niemann, Malte Grüner, Stefania Abbruzzetti, Michele Oneto, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Sven Hermann, Cristiano Viappiani, Michael Schäfers, Bettina Löffler, Cristian A. Strassert, Andreas Faust
    Labelling and selective inactivation of Gram-positive pathogens employing bimodal photoprobes with dual readout, Chem. Eur. J. (2016), 22(15), 5243 – 5252.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Abbas Raja Naziruddin, Cristina Cebrian, Adriana Iordache, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Luisa De Cola, Cristian Strassert
    Correlating the Structural and Photophysical Features of Pincer Luminophores and Monodentate Ancillary Ligands in PtII Phosphors, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2015), 5822 – 5831

    Mathias Mydlak, Cheng-Han Yang, Federico Polo, Anzhela Galstyan, Roland Fröhlich, Michael Felicetti, Jens Leonhardt, Cristian A. Strassert, Luisa De Cola
    A new class of sterically hindered luminescent Pt(II) phosphate complexes, Chem. Eur. J. (2015), 21, 13, 5161 – 5172.

    Abbas Raja Naziruddin, Anzhela Galstyan, Adriana Iordache, Cristian Strassert, Luisa De Cola
    Bidentate NHC^pyrozolate ligands in luminescent platinum(II) complexes, Dalton Trans., (2015), 44, 8467 – 8477.

    Juri Möbus, Anzhela Galstyan, Andreas Feldmann, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Roland Frohlich, Cristian Strassert, Gerald Kehr, Gerhard Erker
    Preparation of Dithienylphospholes by the 1,1-Carboboration route, Chem. Eur. J. (2014), 37, 11883 – 11893.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Pablo Sanz Miguel, Katrin Weise, Bernhard Lippert
    Discrete and polymeric heteronuclear constructs derived from triangular 2,2′-bipyrazine complexes of cis-a2PtII (with a = NH3 or a2 = en), Dalton Trans., (2013), 42, 16151-16161.

    Nemin Seda Kehr, Eko Adi Prasetyanto, Kathrin Benson, Bahar Ergün, Anzhela Galstyan, Hans-Joachim Galla
    Periodic mesoporous organosilica based new nanocomposite hydrogels as new biocompatible three-dimentional scaffolds, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2013),125(4), 1194-1198.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Pablo Sanz Miguel, Jacqueline Wolf, Eva Freisinger, Bernhard Lippert.
    Discrete Molecular Squares {[(en)M(CN)]4}4+ derived from [(en)M(CN)2] (with M = PtII, PdII), Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2011), 1649-1656.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Pablo J. Sanz Miguel, Bernhard Lippert.
    A “directed” approach toward a cationic molecular square containing four isonicotinamidate ligands and (4+2) (en)PtII metal entities Inorganica Chimica Acta (2011) 374(1), 453.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Wei-Zheng Shen, Eva Freisinger, Hussein Alkam, Pablo J. Sanz Miguel, Markus Schürmann, Bernhard Lippert.
    Supramolecular Isomerism of 2,2‘-Bipyrazine Complexes with cis-(NH3)2PtII, Chem. Eur. J. (2011), 17(38), 10771-10780.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Pablo J. Sanz Miguel, Bernhard Lippert.
    [NO3Ì{(en)Pt(2,2'-bpz)}3]NO3(SO4)2: Snapshot of nitrate insertion into a cationic Pt3 metallacycle or simply a packing effect? Dalton Trans. (2010), 39(28), 6386-6388.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Pablo J. Sanz Miguel, Bernhard Lippert.
    Electrostatics Plus O-π Interactions Rather Than "Directed" Hydrogen Bonding Keep SO42- in a Triangular Pt3Pd3-Tris(2,2'-bipyrazine) Host. Chem. Eur. J. (2010), 16(19), 5577-5580.

    Anzhela Galstyan, Wei-Zheng Shen, Bernhard Lippert,
    Aqua group acidity in complexes of the type trans-[Pt(NH3)2(L)(H2O)]2+ (with L = substituted pyridines). Linear, yet weak dependence of pKa of the aqua ligand from L basicity, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, B: A Journal of Chemical Sciences (2009), 64(11/12), 1653-1661.