Thursday, 14 May, 2009
Prof. Dirk Trauner joins CeNS as Ordinary Member
Coming back from the University of California, Berkeley, in summer 2008, Dirk Trauner took on a professorship for chemical biology and genetics at LMU Munich. He first studied biology and then biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and the University of Vienna, and earned his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1997. Dirk Trauner then went on to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he worked as postdoctoral fellow with Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky. From 2000 to 2008, he was assistant professor and later associate professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of California, Berkeley. His current research in Munich is focused on the production of biologically active natural substances by biomimetic synthesis.