Hans-Achim Wagenknecht

Prof. Dr. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht

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


Curriculum Vitae


About me:


Name: Hans-Achim Wagenknecht
Academic degree: Prof. Dr.
Birthday: 1968 in Pforzheim

Scientific education:


10/89 - 08/91 Basic studies of Chemistry, University Freiburg i. Br., Germany    
08/91 Prediploma    
10/91 - 06/94 Main studies of Chemistry with focus on Biochemistry    
07/94 - 04/95 Diploma work, Prof.Dr. Jochen Lehmann
Synthesis of unusual glycoside analogs as competitive inhibitors of glycosidases
05/95 Diploma    
08/95 - 05/98 Dissertation, Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Woggon
Institute for Organic Chemistry, University Basel, Switzerland

Chloroperoxidase - Synthesis of enzyme models and identification of intermediates of the
catalytic cycle

05/98 Promotion    
09/98 - 08/00 Postdoctorate, Prof. Dr. Jacqueline K. Barton
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Synthesis of DNA-peptide- and DNA-metal complex-conjugates
Modulation of charge transfer in DNA through bound peptides and proteins

Independent research:


09/00 - 09/05 Technical University Munich, Germany
Chemistry Department, Prof. Dr. Horst Kessler
12/03 Habilitation
Investigation of charge transfer in DNA by synthetically modified oligonucleotides
02/04 Private Lecturer    


Calls for professorships at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and at the University Regensburg    
10/05 - 09/10 Professor for Organic Chemistry, University Regensburg    
since 10/10 Professor for Organic Chemistry (Chair), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)    
04/11 - 09/13 Director, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)    
04/12 - 04/16 Member of panel "Fachforum Chemie", Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG)     
since 04/15 Speaker of Research Training Group 2039 "Molecular architectures for fluorescent cell imaging"     
10/17 - 09/21 Vice Dean of KIT-Faculty of Chemistry and Biosciences      
10/21 - 09/23 Dean of KIT-Faculty of Chemistry and Biosciences     

Industrial experience:


07/92 - 10/92 Research placement at Ciba-Geigy AG (now Novartis AG), Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Eva Altmann
Synthesis of Ca-alkylated arginine and potential leukotriene D4-antagonists
03/95 - 05/95 Research placement at Ciba-Geigy AG (now Novartis AG), Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Eva Altmann
Synthesis of potential inhibitors of the tyrosine kinase c-Src

Awards and awarded fellowships :


09/98 - 02/99 Postdoctoral fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation
03/99 - 08/99 Postdoctoral fellowship of the Novartis foundation    
09/99 - 02/00 Postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health    
03/00 - 08/00 Emmy-Noether-fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft    
01/01 Synthesis/Synlett-Journal Award of the Thieme publisher    
12/03 Award of the Dr.-Otto-Röhm-Gedächtnisstiftung    
09/04 ORCHEM-Award of the German Chemical Society    
09/05 Bredereck Award for Bioorganic Chemistry    
10/06 Grammaticakis-Neumann Award of the Swiss Chemical Society
04/18 KIT-Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching in Organic Chemistry