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11/2023 Simon started his PhD. Good Luck.

10/2023 Lukas rejoined the group for his PhD thesis.

08/2023 Welcome back Jan. Good Luck with your PhD thesis!

03/2023 Stephan has rejoined the group for his Master thesis.

02/2023 Lukas has joined the group. Good luck with your Master thesis.

02/2023 Andreas has started his PhD thesis, welcome back!










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

Aminophthalimide as a mimetic of purines and a fluorescent RNA base surrogate for RNA imaging
Lang, F.; Rönicke, F.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.
2023. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 21 (15), 3079–3082. doi:10.1039/d3ob00302g
DNA labelling in live cells via visible light-induced [2+2] photocycloaddition
Michenfelder, R. T.; Delafresnaye, L.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.; et al.
2023. Chemical Communications, 59 (27), 4012–4015. doi:10.1039/D3CC00817G
Reductive Activation of Aryl Chlorides by Tuning the Radical Cation Properties of N ‐Phenylphenothiazines as Organophotoredox Catalysts
Weick, F.; Hagmeyer, N.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.; et al.
2023. Chemistry – A European Journal, Art.-Nr.: e202302347. doi:10.1002/chem.202302347