Porträt Stefan Bräse AK Bräse

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Organische Chemie (IOC)
    Fritz-Haber-Weg 6
    Campus Süd
    Geb. 30.42
    76131 Karlsruhe

    Institut für Biologische und Chemische Systeme - Funktionelle molekulare Systeme (IBCS-FMS)
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz Platz 1
    Campus Nord
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen



    ResearcherID: B-9057-2008

    ORCID: 0000-0003-4845-3191

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific and Professional Career

January 15 2003 to present  Universitätsprofessor (C4) (Full Professor), KIT, Germany 
August 2002  Offered a C4-Professorship to the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (Lehrstuhl I Organische Chemie, successor of H.-J. Knölker) 
July 2001 - January 2003  Professor at the University of Bonn, Germany 
February 2001  Offered a chair for organic chemistry at the Vrieje University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Successor of L. Wessjohann), declined 
February 2001  Offered a C3-Professorship to the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany (Successor of H. Mayr), declined  
April 2001  Offered a C3-Professorship to the University of Bonn, Germany (Successor of E. Steckhan) 
October 1997 - June 2001  Habilitation (lecturer), RWTH Aachen, Germany, Prof. D. Enders 
May 1996 - September 1997  Postdoctoral fellowship, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA, Prof. K. C. Nicolaou (Total synthesis of vancomycin)  
December 1995 - February 1996  Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Uppsala, Sweden, Prof. J.-E. Bäckvall 
November 9 1995  Dissertation (Prof. A. de Meijere), Göttingen, Germany, summa cum laude  
April - June 1993  Faculté des Sciences de St. Jerôme, Marseille, France, Prof. Dr. B. Waegell 
October 23 1992  Diplomhauptprüfung, Prof. de Meijere, Göttingen, Germany 
October 1988 - October 1992  Chemistry studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany and University College of North Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom 


October 2003 to September 2004 Head of Department, Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
October 2004 to October 2005 Deputy chairman, Karlsruher Chemische Gesellschaft of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
November 2004 to September 2007 „Vertrauensdozent Lehramt Chemie“ at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
April 2005 to September 2007 Vice dean chemistry and dean for research, faculty of chemistry and biosciences, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
June 2006 to September 2007 and October 2011 to September 2013 Member of Council for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists (CRYS), Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
January 2007 to September 2007 Member, Steering committee “research”, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
October 2007 to September 2011 Dean, faculty of chemistry and biosciences, KIT
October 2011 to October 2012 Dean for research, faculty of chemistry and biosciences, KIT
October 2007 – March 2012 “Vertrauensdozent der DFG”, KIT
Since January 2011 Chairman, MBA-PhD program „Science & Management“, KIT
April 2008-April 2016 Elected member of the “Fachkollegium DFG Organische Molekülchemie 301-2“
October 2011-September 2015; June 2019  -September 2019 Elected member of KIT Senate
Since 2008 Steering Committee Member “POF-II” KIT “Biointerfaces”; (Co)Topic speaker in POFIII
Since 2009 Director of the “KIT Combinatorial Chemistry Platform”
Since 2011 Co-Director of the “Soft Matter Synthesis Lab”
Since March 2012 Member of the Directorate of “HeiKa”
March 2012 – March 2016 Managing Director of “HeiKa”
August 2012-December 2019 Director of the “Institute of Toxicology and Genetics”
Since January 2020 Director at the “Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems”
Since March 2014 Member of the “Bereichsrats, Bereich 1 (Chemie-/Biowissenschaften und Verfahrenstechnik), KIT“ (Division council)
Since September 2014 Deputy chairman of „Föderverein Innovation am KIT“

Stipends and Awards

2019 Aspire Award (with Nicole Jung, R. Bach)
2019 Visiting Professor Paris Descartes
March 2018 KIT Innovation prize (2nd, together with Ute Schepers)
March 2014, 2016 KIT Innovation prize (together with Ute Schepers)
February 2009  ISCB ABAWR FOR EXCELLENCE 2009 in the area of Chemical Science (International Category) 
February 2009  Honorary Fellow Indian Scociety of Chemists and Biologists 
September - December 2002  Margaret L. Goering and Harlan L. Goering Visiting Professor in Organic Chemistry, Madison, Wisconsin, USA  
July 2001  Lilly Lecture Award 
September 2000  ORCHEM prize for Naturwissenschaftler 
December 1995  Richard-Zsigmondy prize 
October 1999 - October 2001  DFG-Habilitations-Stipendium 
October 1997 - October 1999  Liebig stipend of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie 
September 1996 - October 1997  Stipend of DAAD/NATO 
December 1995 - February 1996  Stipend of the Swedish ARC 
April - June 1993  PROCOPE/ARNT grant (DAAD) 
July 1993 - June 1995  Graduate stipend of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie 

Board Memberships

  • Invited Member “Faculty of 1000” (since 2001)
  • Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Cynora GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) (2002-2011)
  • International Advisory Board “ESPRC” (United Kingdom) (since 2003)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry” (2003-2010)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “ACS Combinatorial Sciences” (since 2011)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Current Chemical Biology” (since 2007)
  • German representatives of the EuCheMS Division for Organic Chemistry (since 2007)
  • Editorial Board “Letters in Organic Chemistry” (since 2008)
  • Advisory Editorial Board “The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal” (since 2008)
  • Editorial Board “Current Drug Discovery Technologies” (since 2008)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Current Bioactive Compounds” (since 2010)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Indian Journal of Chemistry, B” (since 2010)
  • Co-Founder of Cyenic GbR (Karlsruhe, Germany) (since 2008)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Organic Chemistry: Current Research” (since 2011)
  • Editorial Board “Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry” (since 2012), Associate Editor
  • Editorial Board F1000 Research (since 2012)
  • Editorial Board Interactive Medicinal Chemistry (since 2013)
  • Member of the Carl-Roth prize of the GDCh (since 2013)
  • Member of the Advisory Boards of the Institute of Medicine Technology, University of Heidelberg (since 2014)
  • Member of the Fachbeirat Digital Hub (since 2020)

Advisory duties

  • Advisory for Lundbeck (Copenhagen) (not active)
  • Advisory for DSM (Kaiseraugst) (not active)
  • Advisory for Cynora (Bruchsal)
  • Advisory for Braskem (Pittsburgh) (not active)
  • Advisory for Sensient (not active)
  • Advisory for Symrise


Around 600 publications; 500 independent refered articles; H factor 65
Ca. 35 invited international conference lectures and more than 200 other lectures


Angew. Chemie (Reviews, Articles, Highlights); Chem. Eur. J.; Synlett; Org. Lett.; J. Comb. Chem.; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; J. Org. Chem.; Collec. Czech. Chem. Commun.; Organometallics; Synthesis; Chimica Oggi; Bioorg. Med. Chem.; New Journal Chem.; Chemistry & Biology; Tetrahedron; Tetrahedron Lett.; Bull. Soc. Chim. Jap.

American Chemical Society: Petroleum Funds

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (non-elected referee and since 2008 Fachkollegium 301)

Scientific Memberships

Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (since 1987); Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (since 1992) Liebig-Vereinigung and Fachgruppe Medizinische Chemie; American Chemical Society (since 1993); European Chemical Society (since 1998); American Association of the Advancement of Science (since 1999); European Society of Combinatorial Sciences (ESCS) (since 1999); DeChema (since 2005)

Memberships in Collaborative Groups

Member SFB 380 (discontinued), SFB 624 (discontinued), GRK 804 (discontinued), CFN (KIT), SFB/TR 88 (KIT), Steering Comittee, Schwerpunktprogramm "Organokatalyse" (discontinued), Helmholtz-Program "Biointerfaces" (KIT), Steering Comittee, SFB 1176, Steering Comitee, Member Cluster 3DMM2O


IUPAC Project 2003-044-1-700 Glossary of Combinatorial Chemistry Terms (Arun Ganesan)

Overview of Research Interests

  • asymmetric syntheses
  • new methods for combinatorial chemistry: biologically active compounds and catalysis
  • synthesis of natural products (on solid supports): THC, Secalonic Acids
  • functionalized nano-structures