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.
Crash! Boom! Bang! Just some of the sounds coming from our labs at the moment. Some of our group members, chemicals and equipment have found refuge in the neighboring labs (thanks to AG Arndt, AG Schacher and AG Balducci!) while others are focusing on office work during lab renovations. We are all very excited about a new start in the newly refurbished labs in April!
More importantly, we finally have more time to write and submit papers which is a great lead-in to Ivan’s tenure evaluation. Stay tuned!
Maria’s and Veselin’s work on a short and versatile route to P-rhodamines is published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (linked from our publications page).
Congratulations to Konrad for finishing and defending his master thesis!
The work of our group has been recognized by the 2020 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award. We are honored and humbled by the award.
The Thieme Chemistry Journals Award is presented every year to up-and-coming researchers worldwide who are in the early stages of their independent academic career as an assistant or junior professors. The awardees are selected exclusively by the editorial board members of SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT, and SYNFACTS who constantly watch out for promising, young individuals working in chemical synthesis and catalysis or closely related areas of organic chemistry. Since 1999 – when the award was given for the first time to young researchers – it is its aim to send a sign of recognition and career encouragement to the new generation of organic chemists.
Latency is not always required… the nucleophiles are not latent but the paper is because You and Markus have waited way too long for this one to be published. Read all about it in Synlett (linked from our publications page). Well done guys!
The class of 2015 has chosen Ivan to be their Patron / Schirmherr for the Chemikerball 2020. Photos coming soon.
We celebrated the holiday season with a trip to Kurz & Kleinkunstbühne followed by mulled wine at the Christmas market and dinner at Ratszeise. Fun was had by everyone (but the photographic evidence from the end of the evening might be NSFW).
We’ve put latent nucleophiles to good use and prepared enantioenriched pyrrolizin-1-ones. Read all about it in JOC (linked from our publications page). Well done Markus and You!
The group hosts visitor for the Long Night of Sciences in Jena.
More info at: http://www.lndw-jena.de/. Photos coming soon to our group gallery!
Ivan was awarded the Angewandte Chemie and ChemBioChem Editor’s Choice Award for the best presentation at the Bioorganik2019 symposium in Essen. Michael Giese, Jochen Niemeyer and Jens Voskuhl did a great job organizing this year’s meeting featuring Ben List as the Beer & Pretzel lecturer.
Yet another great meeting in Aachen. We were happy to show our work on Lewis base catalysis and the chemistry of allyl diazo compounds.
Suresh Kumar joins the group from IISER Mohali, India and Walid Al-Jammal from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan will join us in October. We are excited to have them in Jena. Welcome and good luck with your research!
A fantastic line-up of speakers from both academia and industry. Prof. Anthony Burke and his team have created an excellent biannual meeting in a wonderful UNESCO world heritage town of Evora and we’ll be back in 2021!
This year’s summer outing was a blast with climbing and grilling. Check out the photos in our gallery soon.
Our most colorful thesis so far! Congrats Maria!
Maria will stay with us for some time before starting her PhD (good luck with the new challenges at the Hans Knöll Institute!).