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Tenure-Track-Prof. Dr. Lena Barra

Chemical Biology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 88-5766

Room: P954

Post office box: 710

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Responsibilities

Chemical Biology

- Enzymology of secondary metabolite pathways (natural product biosynthesis)

- genome-mining, metabolomics, enzyme mechanisms, biocatalysts

- natural product chemistry

Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen

Physical Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 884063

Room: L 1006

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Michaela Köst
Room: L 1002
Phone.: +49 7531 882027
sekretariat.coelfen@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Physical Chemistry

  • Polymer and Colloid Analysis
  • Analytical Ultracentrifugation - method and detector development
  • Nucleation
  • Non Classical Crystallization
  • Functional Polymer Additives
  • Biomineralisation

Prof. Dr. Malte Drescher

Electron Spin Resonance

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 885262

Room: L 903

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Kerstin Kubalczyk
Room: L 701
Phone: +49 7531 882052
kerstin.kubalczyk@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Electron Spin Resonance

  • Method developments
  • Determination of structure and dynamics (e.g. biomolecules)
  • Double resonance techniques
  • ESR-imaging (ESRI)

Prof. Dr. Tanja Gaich

Organic Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 882278

Room: L 806

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Milena Quentin
Room: L 805
Phone: +49 7531 882278
sekretariat.gaich@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Organic Chemistry

  • Natural product and drug synthesis
  • Biomimetic synthesis
  • Methodology development

Prof. Dr. Jörg Hartig

Biopolymer Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 884575

Room: Z 817

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Responsibilities

Biopolymer Chemistry

  • RNA biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Nucleic acid-ligand interactions
  • Manipulation of structure and function of biopolymers

Prof. Dr. Karin Hauser

Biophysical Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 885356

Room: L 1001

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Aleksandra Hajnic
Room: L 1002
Phone: +49 7531 882684
Aleksandra.Hajnic@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Biophysical Chemistry

  • Folding and conformational dynamics of biomolecules
  • Ion transport in membrane proteins
  • Infrared spectroscopy; development of time-resolved techniques
  • Computational biophysics; electrostatics

Prof. Dr. Johannes Huwer

Didactics of the Natural Sciences

Contact

Phone: +49 (0) 7531 882686

Room: P 1053

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Responsibilities

Didactics of the natural sciences

– Digital media in science classes
– Applied media literacy in scientific teaching
– MINT Sustainability education
– Research experimentation in the school laboratory and at school
– Individual support in science lessons: Dealing with diversity and heterogeneity

apl. Prof. Dr. Michael Kovermann

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 883801

Room: L 952

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Responsibilities

Magnetische Resonanzspektroskopie

  • Structure, dynamics and function of biomolecules
  • Development and application of modern methods in high-resolution NMR spectroscopy
  • Protein folding

Prof. Dr. Andreas Marx

Organic Chemistry / Cellular Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 885139

Room: ML 521

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Petra Jakesch
Room: ML 520 
Phone: +49 7531 883683
petra.jakesch@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Organic Chemistry / Cellular Chemistry

  • Synthesis of modified nucleosides, oligonucleotides and nucleic acids
  • Synthesis of biopolymers
  • Chemical tools for testing the functioning of DNA polymerases
  • Methods for an efficient genome analysis
  • Directed evolution of biopolymers with novel properties and functions

Dr. Guinevere Mathies

Physical Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2013

Room: Z 736

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Responsibilities

Physical Chemistry

- multi-frequency and transient EPR spectroscopy
- magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR
- development of new methods of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP)
- paramagnetic species in biology: transition-metal sites and radical chemistry

Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecking

Chemical Materials Science

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 885151

Room: L 706

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Gisela Berner

Room: L 705
Phone: +49 7531 882593

www.chemie.uni-konstanz.de/mecking/teaching/basic-lab-course-1st-semester/

Responsibilities

Chemical Materials Science

  • Synthesis of polymers with controlled microstructures
  • Transition metal-catalysts for polymerization reactions
  • Nanoparticles and polymer colloids
  • Highly disperse functional materials
  • Renewable Resources

Prof. Dr. Christine Peter-Tittelbach

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 883948

Room: P 949

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Aleksandra Hajnic
Room: L 1002
Phone: +49 7531 882684
Aleksandra.Hajnic@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Multiscale simulations and coarse grained models
  • Peptide folding and aggregation
  • Biological and bio-inspired materials
  • Interactions at organic/mineral interfaces

Dr. Cristina Ruiz Agudo

Physical Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 882169

Room: L 1004

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Responsibilities

Physical Chemistry

– Non-Classical crystallization of industrial relevant materials
– Analysis and method development for investigating crystallization processes
– Biomineralization
– Additive-controlled crystallization

Prof. Dr. Miriam Unterlass

Solid State Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4415

Room: L703

Post office box: 713

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Winter

Inorganic Chemistry: Metal-Organic Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 885355

Room: L 702

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Kerstin Kubalczyk
Room: L 701
Phone: +49 7531 882052
kerstin.kubalczyk@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Inorganic Chemistry: Metal-Organic Chemistry

  • Complexes with carbon-rich unsaturated ligands
  • Metal-Organic Chromophores and elektrochromics
  • Electroanalytical Chemistry and spektroelektrochemistry
  • Mixed-valent systems
  • Dye-functionalized complexes as emitters

Prof. Dr. Alexander Wittemann

Colloid Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 885458

Room: L 1118

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Responsibilities

Colloid Chemistry

  • Synthesis of polymer and inorganic nanoparticles
  • Hierarchical organization of colloidal particles
  • Shape-tailored supracolloidal assemblies
  • Investigation of complex colloids
  • Polymer nanostructures as protein carriers

Prof. Dr. Valentin Wittmann

Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 884572

Room: L 814

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Responsibilities

Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

  • Synthesis of oligosaccharides, peptides, and glycopeptides
  • Combinatorial synthesis and screening of compound libraries
  • Multivalent carbonhydrate-protein interactions
  • New glycosylation methods
  • RNA targeting with aminoglycoside mimetics

Prof. Dr. Andreas Zumbusch

Physical Chemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 882357

Room: L 1003

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Office Hours

Secretariat: Michaela Köst
Room: L 1002
Phone: +49 7531 882027
sekretariat.zumbusch@uni-konstanz.de

Responsibilities

Physical Chemistry

  • Optical spectroscopy and microscopy of individual molecules
  • Non-linear optical microscopy
  • Applications of ultrasensitive optical techniques to biophysical and materials science issues