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M.Sc. Dominik Jantke

PhD Student

Research Interests

​My research interests are located at the interface of synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry as well as catalysis and polymerization in water and molecular biological methods. A brief overview over my research projects is given below. For more information, please feel free to contact me.
  • Organometallic Enzyme Hybrids based on the Incorporation of functionalized Artificial Cofactors and metalla-Affinity Labels into Serine and Cysteine Proteases
  • Synthesis and Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids (UAAs) carrying Transition-Metal binding Ligands and/or metalla-Amino Acids into Enzymes and Proteins in vivo by using an Expanded Genetic Code (together with Prof. Peter Schultz and Prof. Michael Groll)
  • Synthesis and Incorporation of Initiator-functionalized UAAs for Radical Polymerization into Proteins in vivo by using an Expanded Genetic Code (together with Prof. Pete Schultz and Prof. Bernhard Rieger)
  • Synthesis and Incorporation of UAAs carrying Fluorescent Probes using in vitro-translation systems for FRET Analysis on a Single Molecule Level (together with Prof. Samir Hamdan)

Education

  • PhD, Chemistry, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA (since 06/2010)
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany (10/2008-03/2010)
    Main Courses: Organic Chemistry, Catalysis & Reaction Engineering
    Thesis: "Synthesis and Characterization of Organometallic Enzyme Hybrids using metalla-Affinity Labels"
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany (10/2005–09/2008)