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06/2022 Eileen has started her PhD Thesis. Welcome back!

05/2022 Andreas and Jens started their Master Thesis

04/2022 Charlotte and Hannes started their Master Thesis

03/2022 Mathis started his Master Thesis

01/2022 Sebastian has started his PhD Thesis.

01/2022 Madeleine and Sven started their Master Thesis.




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

Further information

Recent Publications

Aggregation-induced emission by sequence-selective assembly of cyanolated distyrylbenzene in supramolecular DNA architectures
Ucar, H.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.
2022. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 58 (44), 6437–6440. doi:10.1039/D2CC01161A
Remote Photodamaging of DNA by Photoinduced Energy Transport
Wagenknecht, H.-A.
2022. ChemBioChem, 23 (2), Art. Nr.: e202100265. doi:10.1002/cbic.202100265
Fast and Efficient Postsynthetic DNA Labeling in Cells by Means of Strain-Promoted Sydnone-Alkyne Cycloadditions
Krell, K.; Pfeuffer, B.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.; et al.
2021. Chemistry - A European Journal, 27 (65), 16093–16097. doi:10.1002/chem.202103026