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Wagenknecht Group

Inst. f. Organic Chemistry
Fritz-Haber-Weg 6
Campus South
Building 30.42
D-76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 721 608-42860
Fax: +49 721 608-44825

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Prof. Wagenknecht recieved the Faculty award for excellent teaching 2018.

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01/2018: Judith started her Master's Thesis. 
12/2017: Katja, Sara, Dennis and Daniel joined our group. 
11/2017: Fabienne joined our group as a PhD student.


Recent Publications

Proline-rich short peptides with photocatalytic activity for the nucleophilic addition of methanol to phenylethylenes
S. Hermann, D. Sack, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, accepted.

"siRNA traffic lights": Arabino-configured 2'-anchors for fluorescent dyes are key for dual color readout in cell imaging
J. Steinmeyer, H.-K. Walter, M. Bichelberger, V. Schneider, T. Kubar, F. Rönicke, B. Olshausen, K. Nienhaus,  G. U. Nienhaus, U. Schepers, M. Elstner, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Org.Biomol.Chem. 2018, accepted.

Synthesis of DNA modified with boronic acid:​ Compatibility to copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition
J. Steinmeyer, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Bioconjug. Chem. 2018, 29, 431-436.

Significant fluorescence enhancement of N,N-dimethylaminobenzophenone after embedding as C-nucleoside in DNA​​
C. Schweigert, N. Gaß, H.-A. Wagenknecht, A.-N. Unterreiner, ChemPhotoChem 2017, 2, 12-17.




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Research Topics

Nucleic acid chemistry:
New building blocks and postsynthetic methodologies

Chemical photocatalysis:
Sustainability by light and organic dyes

Fluorescent DNA and RNA:
Photostability and cellular imaging of nucleic acids

DNA architectonics:
Biomolecular architectures with optical and electronic functionalities

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