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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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05/2017: Katja, Sara and Reji join the group. 
04/2017: Krisana finished her PhD. Congratulations!
04/2017: Fabienne starts her master thesis. 
01/2017: Franziska joins the group as postdoctoral researcher.
12/2016: Merry christmas and a happy new year!


Recent Publications

1,2,4-triazine-modified 2'-deoxyuridine triphosphate for efficient bioorthogonal fluorescent labeling of DNA
K. Peewasan,  H.-A. Wagenknecht, ChemBioChem 2017, accepted.

Synthesis of wavelength-shifting fluorescent DNA and RNA with two photostable cyanine-styryl dyes as base surrogate pair
J. Steinmeyer, F. Rönicke, U. Schepers, H.-A. Wagenknecht, ChemistryOpen 2017, accepted. 

The influence of electron-withdrawing groups at the 2- and 2’-positions of dibenzothienylethenes on molecular switching
R. Hofsäß, D. Rombach, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Synlett 2017, accepted.

“DNA Origami Traffic Lights” with a Split Aptamer Sensor for a Bicolor Fluorescence Readout
H.-K. Walter, J. Bauer, J. Steinmeyer, A. Kuzuya, C.M. Niemeyer, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Nano Lett. 2017, accepted.



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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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