14.06.2022 Welcome to Lea Schmitt and Benjamin Jurisch for their research orientated laboratory practical course!
24.05.2022 Congratulations to Fabien, who was selected by FAU to visit the 71st Lindau Nobel laureate Meeting this year. The 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is dedicated to Chemistry. About 35 Nobel Laureates are participating in #LINO22. They will present their research, reflect their career and talk to the selected young scientists.
24.05.2022 The new Compendium „Molecular Photoswitches. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications“ is out, edited by Z. Pianowski and containing one chapter written by Tom and Henry about Indigoid Photoswitches. Check it out here on the Wiley-VCH website.
11.05.2022 We congratulate Ani for receiving the prestigious research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation! Great news and a fantastic support for her ambitious research in our group!
10.05.2022 We welcome our new intern from France: Gwenn Dormoy, who will help our chemical biology endeavours.
13.04.2022 Nicolais and Verenas work is highlighted as Inside Cover by Angewandte Chemie! Congratulations guys again for this big milestone!
01.04.2022 We welcome Alexander, Elias, Jonas, and Sven to the team for their Master thesis!
24.03.2022 We welcome Fabian to the team for his Bachelor thesis!
15.03.2022 We welcome our new Bachelor Students Theresa and Daniel to the team!
01.03.2022 We welcome Moritz Wagner for his “Zulassungsarbeit”!
25.02.2022 Hearty congratulations to Aaron and Fred for acceptance of their work “Photogearing as a Concept for Translation of Precise Motions at the Nanoscale” in Nature Chemistry! An incredible journey has yielded the first energy-powered molecular gear, opening up an avenue to true molecular clockworks. We celebrate many years of hard work – wonderful job guys!
10.02.2022 Congratulations to Nicolai and Verena for their beautiful work providing the first mechanical threading event at the molecular scale powered by a molecular motor, which was just accepted in Angewandte Chemie! An important first step into mechanical molecular knitting machines and a great success for an extensive amount of work!
04.02.2022 A new doctor is born: Congratulations Estebanio for a magnificent performance and establishment of in silico chemistry in our group right from the start! We are so proud of you!
04.02.2022 A little reunion of the Munich-Lab – lets do this again soon everybody!!!
03.02.2022 Our quantitative in situ irradiation method is highlighted as the Cover-Picture by ChemPhotoChem! Congrats to our Design-Team: Eberhard, Roland, and Aaron! This work is also distinguished as VIP paper!
22.01.2022 Double strike! Another congratulations to Aaron and the team for their great work „An Eight-State Molecular Sequential Switch Featuring a Dual Single-Bond Rotation Photoreaction“, which was just accepted for publication in JACS! We proudly present a new way for multi-switching. An extremely high density of states and eight-fold to five-fold sequential switching is achieved within a small molecular framework. Additionally we discover a new photoisomerization reaction: Dual Single Bond Rotation that can now be used consciously to engineer molecular responsiveness.
22.01.2022 We want to highlight the François Diederich Tribute Collection from Wiley, guest edited by Anna K. H. Hirsch, Milan Kivala, and Henry. A fine compilation of more than 60 contributions to celebrate François’ scientific legacy and honor his memory.
22.01.2022 Congratulations to Roland, Aaron and the bunch, our ChemPhotoChem paper will be highlighted at the Front Cover and was also selected as VIP paper!
22.01.2022 Congratulations to Fabien, Aaron and the team for their fantastic work „Hemithioindigo-based Trioxo-bicyclo-nona-diene: 3D Multi-switching of Electronic and Geometric Properties“, which was just accepted for publication in JACS! An entirely new photoswitch archetype has been brought to light including unknown and unusual thermal- and photo-rearrangement reactions! A real milestone from our lab!
21.12.2021 Final OC-2 lecture 2021 – with some Christmas glow. Happy Holidays and also a Happy New Year 2022 to everyone!
09.12.2021 Congratulations for Roland, Aaron and Ludwig for their great work „Quantitative in-situ NMR-Illumination for Excitation and Kinetic Analysis of Molecular Motor Intermediates“, which was accepted for publication in ChemPhotoChem!
02.12.2021 Lilli Reissenweber started her PhD thesis in our group. Welcome to the team!
15.11.2021 FAU researchers convert dye indirubin into photoswitches. Check out the FAU news.
06.10.21 Nobel-Prize Award 2021 – live watching event in the Dube group. Congratulations to Benjamin List and David MacMillan – Organocatalysis all the way, wow what a great day for Organic Chemistry in Germany! Laura has tipped right and won our bet this year!
06.10.21 A warm welcome to our new intern Abigail Barnum from Kalamazoo College Michigan who will help us developing new photoswitches!
05.10.2021 Indirubin enters the stage of photoswitching and shows how supramolecular interactions can invert the photochromism! Congratulations to Esteban, Laura, and the team for acceptance of our newest work “All-Red-Light Photoswitching of Indirubin Controlled by Supramolecular Interactions” in JACS! Fantastic work everyone!
06.09.21 Ani Özcelik started her Postdoc in our group. Welcome to the team!
06.09.21 Julia Diemand joins us for her bachelor thesis. Welcome to the team!
15.08.21 Pronay Biswas started his Postdoc in our group. Welcome to the team!
01.07.2021 Manuel is joining our team as new PhD student. Welcome to the bunch!!!
09.06.2021 A warm welcome to our new research trainee Patrick, who will help us make new molecular motors!
03.05.2021 Congratulations to Ludwig and the gang for the acceptance of our newest paper in Chemistry a European Journal! Great work on elucidating the influences of steric hindrance on the motions of hemithioindigo molecular motors!
30.04.2021 Our paper about transient IR spectroscopy on hemithioindigo TICT formation has been accepted by The Journal of Physical Chemistry. Congratulations to Esteban and Klara, Matthias, Franziska – our awesome collaborators from the Zinth, Iglev, and de Vivie-Riedle groups – we now gained much deeper structural and electronic insights into this charge transfer behavior in the excited state!
30.03.2021 Lilli is joining us for her master thesis! Welcome to the team!
01.02.2021 Maximilian is joining us for his PhD! Welcome to the team!
21.01.2021 Ed defended his PhD with great success! Congratulations Ed, beautiful job!
18.01.2021 Verena is joining us for her PhD! Welcome to the team!
11.01.2021 Congratulations Tom and the team to the new paper “Sulfoxide Hemithioindigo Tweezers – Visible Light Addressable Capture and Release” just accepted in Chemical Science! Tweezers TNG are going strong!
01.01.2021 Fabien is joining us for his PhD! Welcome to the team!
14.12.2020 Congratulations to Aaron for the successful defense of his PhD thesis! Stunning job throughout! Keep pushing!
11.12.2020 We are so happy to share the great news: the Dube group received an ERC Consolidator Grant – almost 2 Mio EUR to develop light-controlled nanotechnology in the next 5 years! Shout-out to the team for its great work that made it possible!!! Check out the FAU press release.
12.11.2020 Kerstins paper is also highlighted on the FAU Mainpage, check it out here.
11.11.2020 Kerstins catalysis paper was highlighted in JACS Spotlights! Check it out here.
06.11.2020 Tom has successfully defended his thesis – Congratulations Tom, beautiful job! We wish you all the best in your new adventures – go where no chemist has gone before!
05.11.2020 Our biological chemistry paper was selected for the inside cover of Angewandte Chemie! Congrats to the whole Team!!
20.10.2020 Zoom-Party celebrating Kerstin’s and Ed´s latest papers
13.10.2020 Kerstins paper “Supramolecular Relay-Control of Organocatalysis with a Hemithioindigo-based Molecular Motor” was accepted for publication in JACS! Congratulations to this great success integrating HTI motors into catalytic processes! Way to go Kerstin!
09.10.2020 Our first Chemical Biology Paper has been accepted for publication!!! Congratulations Ed and Fritzi and the whole team for the new paper “Light Controlled Cell-Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis” in Angewandte Chemie! Outstanding work everyone! Thank you awesome collaborators from the Zanin Lab!
27.08.2020 New space for the upcoming laser laboratory. Roland already moved in...
22.07.2020 Congratulations to Roland and Ludwig and the rest of the crew to the new paper “Tuning the ground and excited state dynamics of hemithioindigo molecular motors by substituents” accepted by Chemistry – A European Journal!
06.07.2020 A warm welcome to the new Lab-mascot: “Falcon Dube”
04.06.2020 First chemistry is kicking off!
02.06.2020 Laura’s and Moni’s paper „Oxidized Hemithioindigo Photoswitches – Influence of Oxidation State on (Photo)physical and Photochemical Properties“ has been accepted by Chemistry – A European Journal. Congratulations!
01.06.2020 Maximilian Sacherer joins the group for his Master thesis. Welcome to the team!
15.05.2020 Max Zitzmann started his PhD thesis in our group. Welcome to the team!
04.05.2020 The group has startet to get settled at the FAU and started to move in the laboratories!
01.05.2020 Laura Köttner started her PhD thesis in our group. Welcome to the team!
01.04.2020 Frederik Gnannt started his PhD thesis in our group. Welcome to the team!
01.04.2020 Our group is moving to the FAU-Erlangen Nürnberg! Henry started as Chair of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy on April 1. 2020. Thank you all members of the group – past and present – for making it happen!!! Check this Tweet from the President of the FAU Prof. Hornegger