Robert is an old friend of ours. After completing his BSc thesis with us, he rejoins us for his MSc work. This time he will be working on a very different project with total synthesis of a natural product as the main goal.
Our paper on Z-selective reductions of alkynes in the presence of phosphines and water is out in Organic and Biolomecular Chemistry. Well done Fabia, Denis and You. Special thanks to Stephan Kupfer and Johannes Steinmetzer for a fruitful collaboration! Read more about this work at our publications page.
Our group has started using Chemotion electronic notebook. This effort is a part of the National Research Data Infrastructure project NFDI4Chem. Special thanks to Prof. Christoph Steinbeck and his NFDI4Chem team in Jena and to our colleagues from KIT for sharing their expertise and experience with the new system. We are grateful to Markus Lange, our group Chemotion coordinator, and Michael Duong for daring to be the early adopters and for helping with the implementation. The future is digital!
Nikita is in the final stage of his BSc degree program and will be working with Markus on his BSc thesis. Good luck taming the latent nucleophiles Nikita!
Milica joins us in the midst of the pandemic. Perfect time to be researching anti inflammatory agents! We are happy to finally have her in Jena. All the best for your research Milice!
Michael (re)joins us for his MSc thesis work. He is on the path to becoming our resident phosphorus expert. Good luck for your exciting project Michael!
Juliane will be working with us on her MSc thesis. She is putting a new twist on latent nucleophiles. Good luck with your research Juliane!
Abdulrahman successfully defended his thesis and received his MSc degree. Thank you for your hard work Abdulrahman and all the best in the future adventures!
Max joins us in the final stage of his BSc studies. Welcome to the group and good luck with your project Max!
After defending her MSc thesis, Lena seamlessly transitions into a new role as a graduate student in our group. Keep up the good work Lena!
After a positive tenure evaluation this July, Ivan has accepted and is now appointed to the University Professor position at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The group is truly grateful for the trust the university leadership has placed in us. We are very excited about continuing our work in research and education, and we look forward to many more productive years in Jena!
Congratulations for a job well done Lena! We look forward to working together in the future.
After completing his internship, Simone joins us for his PhD. Good luck with your research Simone!
Congratulations Lorenz! Good luck with your MSc studies. We hope to work with you again in the future.
Ivan gave an interview to Synform and it is now published in their Young Career Focus section. You can read it here (clickable). Thanks to Prof. Matteo Zanda and Alison Sage for conducting/arranging the interview!
Simone joins us from University of Pisa. Welcome to the group and good luck with your research Simone!
Congratulations Dr. Zi! You has done an excellent job in our group, publishing nine papers and counting. We wish him all the best in his future research upon his return to China!
The Synpacts article on our work on latent nucleophiles in Lewis base catalysis is out in Synlett. Congrats to Markus and You.
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry just published our work on C-H chalcogenation of (benzo)thiazoles via phosphonium salts. Well done You, Konrad and Fritz!
Read the papers by following the links from our publications page.
We are very happy that our recent paper on C-H functionalization of benzothiazoles via phosphonium intermediates is among the most read papers in Organic Letters this month. Read the paper here, check out other publications from our group here, and read other most-read articles from Org. Lett. here.
FSU Jena remains in emergency operation due to the public health crisis and the group is working from home. There is some positive news in these challenging times: our papers are accepted for publication in Organic Letters and Chemical Communications (linked from the publications page). Congrats to You, Markus, Fritz and Konrad and thanks for your hard work.