4th RTG Seminar - 1st Virtual Meeting

May 26


Invited speakers:  Frank Gombert (GPRS, Basel, CH)

4th RTG Seminar

April 23-24


Invited speakers: Ali Tavassoli (University of Southampton, UK) and Frank Gombert (GPRS, Basel, CH)

Due to Corona crises the seminar is postponed!

1st RTG Retreat

March 2-3


Invited speakers: Christian Becker (Universität Wien, AU) and Dominik Sarma (belyntic, Berlin, GER)

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New publication available

January 31


Congratulations to our RTG student Caroline Knittel and Prof. Suessmuth on the publication A Convergent Total Synthesis of Death Cap Toxin α-Amanitin published in Angew Chem Int Ed Engl.

3rd RTG Seminar

January 23-24


Invited speakers: Sereina Riniker (ETH Zurich, CH) and

Thomas Vorherr (Novartis, Basel, CH)

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Emil-Fischer Memorial Symposium

December 9


Invited speakers: Geert-Jan Boons (Utrecht University), Thomas Carell (LMU München), Yael David (Sloan-Kettering Institute), Samuel Gellman (UW Madison/Wisconsin), Don Hilvert (ETH Zurich), Catherine Jackson (University of Oxford), Yasuhiro Kajihara (Osaka University), Stephen Kent (University of Chicago), Eric Kool (Stanford University), Hermen Overkleeft (Leiden University) and Helma Wennemers (ETH Zurich)

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Challenges in Peptide & Proteins Synthesis-Day

December 6


Invited speakers: Stephen Kent (University of Chicago)

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2nd RTG Seminar

October 24 - 25


Invited speakers: Helge Bode (Universität Frankfurt a.M.) and

Jim Naismith (Rosalind Franklin Insitute, UK)

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New Professor

September 13


Bettina Keller has been appointed professor for Theoretical Chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin

1st RTG Seminar

June 14


Invited speakers: Virginia Cornish (Columbia University, USA), Barbara Imperiali (Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, USA), Richard Payne (University of Sydney, AUS) and Ralph Schoenleber (Bachem AG, GER)

Launch of SynPepBio



TU Berlin is to act as host university of the new Research Training Group (RTG2473/1) “Bioactive Peptides – Innovative Aspects of Synthesis and Biosynthesis”. The German Research Foundation (DFG) approved the funding of this new RTG on 9 November 2018. Spokesperson will be Prof. Roderich D. Süssmuth. The RTG will conduct research in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, biological chemistry and bioanalytics. The German Research Foundation will provide the RTG with funding of approximately EUR 4.5 million over a period of four and a half years from 1 April 2019 until 30 September 2023. Find out more details in the corresponding press release No. 228/2018 and the TU Intern Issue 12/2018.