Feb 2020 – Lab renovations begin

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!

Jan 2020 – Thieme Chemistry Journals Award

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.

Dec 2019 – Faschingsvorlesung & Holiday party

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).