People

Dr. Bastian Sauerer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

  • Organic Total Synthesis
  • Design and Synthesis of Efficient Fluorescent Dyes for in vitro Incorporation in Proteins
  • Elucidating Biological Questions by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer
  • Understanding the Mode of Action of Flap Structure-Specific Endonuclease 1
  • Solid Phase Synthesis of DNA/RNA Chimera
  • Molecular Biology
  • Design and Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids
  • Expanding the Genetic Code by Guided Evolution 
  • Design and Synthesis of Fluorescent Probes for Selective Detection of Genetically Modified Proteins
  • Application and Optimization of Green Chemistry Protocols
  • Palladium-Catalyzed Cross Couplings in Aqueous Solutions and under Physiological Conditions

Education

  • PhD (Promotion), Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany (11/2007-03/2011)
    Thesis: "Studies towards the total synthesis of Pulvomycin"
  • Dipl.-Chem. Univ., Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany (10/2002-09/2007)
    Thesis: "1,3,5-Trienes by Peterson Olefination"

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Synthesis and Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids carrying Fluorescent Probes using in vitro Translation Systems for FRET Analysis on a Single Molecule Level [Cooperation with Prof. Samir Hamdan (KAUST)]

Non-KAUST Affiliations

  • Synthesis and Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids carrying Transition Metal binding Ligands using in vivo Methods for Design and Engineering of Biocatalysts [Cooperation with Prof. Peter Schultz (TSRI) and Prof. Michael Groll (TUM)]