CRC 1093 Events and News

CRC 1093 Bi-Weekly Seminar - Wintersemester 2019-2020

every other Tuesday, 16:15 – 18:00
Room: S05 T05 B01

31.03.20 David Teis, Medical University of Innsbruck
"Title will be announced"
25.02.20 Sebastian Schlücker, University of Duisburg-Essen
Teaching Lecture:" Raman Spectroscopy in Biology and Medicine"
10.12.2019 Ingrid Vetter, MPI Dortmund
Teaching lecture: "X‐ray structure analysis of biomolecules"
11.11.2019  Gal Bitan, University of California, Los Angeles; Monday 11ct, room S05 T02 B02; organic chemistry colloquium
"Molecular  Tweezers against Pathologic Protein Aggregation-New Mechanistic Insight and Advancement towards Clinical Use"
29.10.2019  Bart Jan Ravoo, WWU Münster
"Self-assembly of dynamic multivalent ligand displays by host-guest chemistry and molecular photoswitches"
15.10.2019  Jochen Niemeyer, University of Duisburg-Essen
"1,1´-Binaphthyl-based Brønsted acids and bases: Applications in chemosensing and organocatalysis"

30.09.-02.10.2019Autumn School 2019 on “Leadership and Career“

The autumn school is organised by CRC/TRR 247 and CRC 1093. There will be a keynote speech of Dr. Gaby Schilling about „Leadership and Diversity – the Key to  Excellence“, several workshops and individual coachings about leadership, project management and career planning. The programme is available here.

Indo-German Workshop 2019Multivalent and Adaptive Bioinspired Materials

The Indo-German Workshop 2019 unites Chemists from India and Germany under the general umbrella “Multivalent and Adaptive Bioinspired Materials”. Lectures from leading groups cover the main themes of Organic Synthesis, Supramolecular Chemistry, Laser Spectroscopy, Nucleic Acids and Functional Materials. The idea behind this rather informal scientific meeting is to spur discussions, to provide inspiration and to start collaborations between researchers from both countries.

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10th Young Chemists’ Symposium Ruhr

September 19th 2019.  Registration at

  • Several workshops to get in touch with chemical industry and the academic community
    • ALTANA: Market and Technology Foresight in (Specialty) Chemical Industry
    • EVONIK: "One company - Two careers" - Evonik at the JCS Ruhr
    • VAA - Führungskräfte Chemie: Der erste Anstellungsvertrag – Was erwartet mich? (German)
    • Technical chemistry, Gökce group: Introduction to laser synthesis and processing of nanoparticles
    • Jun.-Prof. Michael Giese & Dr. Jochen Niemeyer: Postdoc and funding of your own career
    • Dr. Jonathan Faiz: Opening the Editor’s Black Box: Insider Tips for Successful Submissions
  • Talks of several invited speakers
    • Plenary lecture by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp (IPHT Jena): Multicontrast spectroscopy/imaging and digitalization – a key to personalized medicine
    • Further talks will be given by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jens Voskuhl (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Dr. Josep Cornella (MPI Kohlenforschung), Prof. Dr. Paul Czodrowski (TU Dortmund) and Dr. Michael Römelt (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

International Symposium 2019Supramolecular Principles in Biological Systems

10 – 12 September 2019
University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Summer semester 2019; every other Tuesday, 16:15 – 18:00; room S05 T05 B01 CRC1093 - seminar series

09.07.19 Bart J. Ravoo, University Münster; Marcel Inhestern , Evonik Industries Vorlesung Supramolekulare Funktionale Materialien
"Supramolekulare Chemie in Forschung und Industrie"
19.06.19 Jakob Piehler, University Osnabrück, GdCh Lecture, 17.15 S07 S00 D07
"Functional organization of proteins at interfaces: from interrogation to spatiotemporal control"
18.06.19 Doris Hellerschmied-Jelinek Yale University, USA, Joint SFB1093 and ZMB Seminar
"Chemical biology to unravel protein homeostasis"
22.05.19, Ludwig Ohl, Foundamentals, Berlin 13.15 in room T03 R04 C22
Seminar „Computational Methods in Industry"
14.05.19  Rasmus Linser, TU Dortmund
"Solid-state NMR on large enzyme complexes from small sample amounts: A new era of solid-state NMR"
30.04.19, Christine Beuck, University of Duisburg-Essen
Teaching Lecture - "Practical Aspects of Binding Assays to analyze PPIs and protein-ligand binding"
Friday, 29.03.19; Christian Ottmann, University of Duisburg-Essen; Start 13.15, room T03 R04 C07
Teaching Lecture - "Fundamentals of Protein-Protein Interaction"
02.04.19 Joachim Fandrey, University of Duisburg-Essen
"Molecular oxygen sensing"

CRC 1093 Bi-Weekly Seminar

every other Tuesday, 16:15 – 18:00
Room: S05 T05 B01

Past events

Thursday, 14.02.19; Start 11.15, S07 S00 D07

"Synthetic building blocks for regenerative medicine"

Prof. Laura de Laporte
RWTH Aachen, DWI Leibniz Institute

Wednesday 30.01.19; Start 17.15, S07 SS D07

Bruno-Werdelmann Lecture: "Supramolecular Assemblies with Peptidic Scaffolds"

Prof. Helma Wennemers
ETH Zürich

Thursday, 31.01.19; Start 14.15, S05 T02 B02

Bruno-Werdelmann teaching lecture "Asymmetric Catalysis with Peptides"

Prof. Helma Wennemers
ETH Zürich


"Mitochondria - Hubs of myocardial ischemia / reperfusion injury."

PD Dr. Ulrike Hendgen-Cotta
University of Duisburg-Essen


"RNA functionalization via an expanded genetic alphabet"

Dr. Stephanie Kath-Schorr
University of Bonn

Wednesday 21.11.18 Hörsaal S07 S00 D07, Start at 2.15 pm

What does Gender have to do with Science?"

Prof. Tomas Brage
University of Lund

Science careers in Great Britain - perspectives and challenges"

Dr. Jonathan Müller
University of Birmingham

The research system in the USA - unlimited chances for everyone?"

Prof. Candace Chan
Arizona State University


Teaching Lecture: "NMR-Spectroscopy of biomolecules."

Prof. Peter Bayer
University of Duisburg-Essen


Teaching Lecture: "Inorganic nanoparticles and proteins."

Prof. Dr. Matthias Epple
University of Duisburg-Essen


"From Explicit Solvent Simulations to Understanding Solvation"

Prof. Matthias Heyden
Arizona State University

"Self-assembly of molecular networks"

Dr. Stephen Whitelam
Berkeley Lab, University of California


"PNA-encoded molecules to program assemblies and reactions in chemical biology"

Prof. Nicolas Winssinger
Université de Genève

Room: Senatssaal T01 S04 B34


"Teaching Lecture: Novel luminophores with aggregation induced emission properties for protein recognition."

Prof. Jens Voskuhl
University of Duisburg-Essen


"Teaching Lecture: Precision macromolecules for the sequence-controlled presentation of supramolecular ligands."

Prof. Laura Hartmann
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


"Interrogating and manipulating proteins with nucleic acid assemblies."

Prof. Oliver Seitz
Humboldt University Berlin


Teaching Lecture: "Kinetochores - in-vivo and in-vitro approaches to analyze the chromosome segregation machinery"

Prof. Stefan Westermann
University of Duisburg-Essen


"Protein Surface Recognition Using Designed Molecules"

Prof. Andrew J. Wilson
School of Chemistry and Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology of University of Leeds, UK

Past events (2014-2017)


"The Power of Chemoselectivity: Functional Protein-Conjugates for Cancer and Influenza targeting"

Prof. Christian Hackenberger
Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)and Humboldt University, Berlin


"Challenges with the characterization of Lecithin retinol acyltransferase and with the understanding of the membrane binding of photoreceptor proteins"

Prof. Christian Salesse
CHU de Québec, Canada

Thursday, 26.10.17, 2:00 pm, S05 T02 B02

"Raman and SERS based analysis of cells, tissue and biomolecules’"

Prof. Duncan Graham
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


"Brown Bag Session: DFG-Einzelförderung konkret; Sachbeihilfe (Eigene Stelle) und DFG-Forschungsstipendien (für die Chemie)"

Innovationsfabrik des SSC
12-13 Uhr, Campus Essen (V15 S01 C97)


"Abiotic synthetic polymers: functional alternatives to antibodies? Applications for protein stabilization, inhibition of signal transduction and as a broad spectrum antivenom."

Prof. Kenneth J. Shea
University of California, Irvine

"Challenging targets for small-molecule discovery: a biophysical perspective."

Prof. Michelle Arkin
University of California, San Francisco


Teaching Lecture: "Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins"

Prof. Thomas Schrader
University of Duisburg-Essen


“14-3-3 PPI modulation by supramolecular Tweezer”

Dr. David Bier
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology Dortmund

“Challenges in obtaining crystal structures of protein complexes with supramolecular surface-binding ligands”

Dr. Arthur Porfetey
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology Dortmund

10.02.17, 1:15 pm, S03 S00 A40

"Structural insights into the disaggregation activity and regulation of Hsp104."

Dr. Tim Clausen
Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria


Methods in Supramolecular Chemistry and Biology II

"Biological Methods for Chemists"

CRC1093 PhD students
University of Duisburg-Essen and Max-Planck Institute, Dortmund


Methods in Supramolecular Chemistry and Biology I

"Chemical Methods for Biologists" and "Computational Methods for Supramolecular Chemistry"

CRC1093 PhD students
University of Duisburg-Essen and Max-Planck Institute, Mülheim


Aspire Breakfast

For female CRC1093 PhD students, 9.15 am in room T03 R04 C22

Prof. Shirley Knauer
University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Lydia Didt-Koziel
University of Duisburg-Essen


Good Scientific Practice - Concept and Reality

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Zellner
University of Duisburg-Essen


Development of synthesis methodology for DNA-encoded small molecule libraries

Dr. Andreas Brunschweiger
Technical University of Dortmund

Monday 24.10.16, Venue: S06 S01 B06, Time:16 ct.

Supramolecular Crystallography: Weak Intermolecular Interactions in the Solid State

Prof. Dr. Kari Rissanen
University of Jyväskylä, Finnland


Exploring conformational changes and recognition events of supramolecular ligands by enhance sampling techniques.

Dr. Javier Iglesias-Fernandez
Kings College London


Aspire Afternoon 2016

Dr. Stefanie Kiefer
Fond der Chemischen Industrie

"Going for leading positions - push through the glass ceiling"

Location: Senatssitzungssaal T01 S04 B34


"Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of survivin"

Prof. Alessandro Feis
University of Firenze


Teaching Lecture: "Raman spectroscopy for the study of proteins: the choice among various Raman-based techniques"

Prof. Alessandro Feis
University of Firenze

Time: 11:15 am


Teaching Lecture: "Nanoparticles in biology and medicine"

Prof. Matthias Epple
University of Duisburg-Essen


Teaching Lecture Part II: "Molecular mechanisms in chromosome segregation during mitosis"

Prof. Andrea Musacchio
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology Dortmund


Joint CRC1093/CENIDE science talk

"Nucleic acid-based components for molecular robotics and artificial cells"

Prof. Friedrich Simmel
Technical University of Munich

"Biomimetic DNA nanostructures"

Dr. Barbara Sacca
University of Duisburg-Essen

Location: Glaspavillon R12 S00 H12


Teaching Lecture Part I: "Molecular mechanisms in chromosome segregation during mitosis"

Prof. Andrea Musacchio
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology Dortmund


A Sweet Encounter: Precision Glycomacromolecules as Biomimetic Ligands for Receptor Targeting

Prof. Laura Hartmann
University of Düsseldorf


Teaching Lecture: "Combinatorial Chemistry"

Prof. Carsten Schmuck
University of Duisburg-Essen


Targeting the motility of Clostridium difficile.

Dr. Magdalena Schacherl
University of Cologne


Non-covalent mass spectrometry for soluble and membrane protein complexes

Prof. Nina Morgner
University of Frankfurt a. M.

Location: S05 V01 E69


Conformational changes and dynamics of DNA nanostructures

Prof. Victoria Birkedal
Aarhus University in Denmark

Location: S05 V01 E69


"Monitoring conformational changes in proteins by site directed spin labeling EPR."

Prof. Enrica Bordignon
Free University of Berlin


CRC1093 Mini-Workshop:

"Supramolecular Chemistry and Protein Aggregation”

Prof. Frank-Gerrit Klärner University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Claudio Grassi Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Prof. Michael Ehrmann University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Elsa Sanchez Max Planck Institute, Mülheim

Prof. Jan Münch University Hospital, Ulm

Dr. Christine Beuck University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Caroline Smet-Nocca University of Lille, France

Location: T01 S04 B34 9.00 am - 1.15 pm

Monday - 18.01.16 - 11.15 am

Teaching Lecture: "Stuck Together - abnormal protein aggregation as a major public health threat in the 21st century."

Prof. Gal Bitan
University of California Los Angeles


"Development of molecular tweezers from supramolecular host molecules to drug candidates."

Prof. Gal Bitan
University of California Los Angeles


Teaching Lecture: "Supramolecular Chemistry"

Prof. Thomas Schrader
University of Duisburg-Essen


"The interplay of artifical and biological binding motifs in supramolecular chemistry"

Prof. Jens Voskuhl
University of Duisburg-Essen


Teaching Lecture: "Biomolecular Modeling and Simulations"

Prof. Daniel Hoffmann
University of Duisburg-Essen


"Dealing with scientific misconduct – a part of an editor`s day-to-day work"

Dr. Haymo Ross
Editor of European Journal of Organic Chemistry - Wiley VCH and Deputy Editor of Angewandte Chemie

Location: T01 S04 B34


"Peptide-derived ligands for the modulation of biological functions."

Dr. Tom Grossmann
Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max Planck Society


"Endoplasmatic Reticulum Stress as a Key Factor of Reprogramming"

Prof. Oleksandre Minchenko
Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Science of Ukraine


Teaching Lecture: "Chemical Biology with Small Molecules"

Prof. Markus Kaiser
University of Duisburg-Essen


Aspire Afternoon 2015: Crafting your Science Career

Dr. Petra Rzepecki
Herzog Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte, München

Ina Krebs
Altana-Byk (Additives and Instruments), Wesel

Dr. Nicolette Mamant
Biotest AG, Dreieich

Location: T01 S04 B34


Teaching Lecture: "Raman Spectroscopy in Biology and Medicine"

Prof. Sebastian Schlücker
University of Duisburg-Essen


„Modulation of protein-protein interactions with small organic molecules”

Prof. Thorsten Berg
Universität Leipzig


Teaching Lecture: „Computational Simulations of Protein-Ligand Interactions”

Dr. Elsa Sanchez
Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung


Teaching Lecture: "Protein Machines”

Prof. Hemmo Meyer
Universität Duisburg-Essen


„Modern Methods for Targeting Low Affinity Protein-protein Interactions: Structure and Function.”

Prof. Anna Mapp
University of Michigan


"Non covalent interactions from molecular recognition to fluorescent flippers probes"."

Dr. Marta Dal Molin

Université De Genéve

Location: S05 T02 B16


"Synthesis of oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates using chemistry and biology"."

Dr. Maria Theresia Cornelia Walvoort

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Location: S05 T02 B16


Teaching Lecture: "Small-molecule modulation of protein-protein interactions"

Prof. Christian Ottmann
University of Duisburg-Essen, Technical University Eindhoven


“Visible light photocatalysis and luminescent chemosensors”

Prof. Burkhard König
Universität Regensburg


Teaching Lecture: “X-ray analysis of biomolecules”

Dr. Ingrid Vetter
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology Dortmund


"Calcium phosphate nanoparticles as carriers of molecules across the cell membrane"

Prof. Dr. Matthias Epple

University of Duisburg-Essen


"Allosteric Inhibitors of the Dengua-Virus NS2B/NS3- Protease."

Prof. Dr. Tanja Schirmeister

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz


“Spatio-temporal organization of DNA replication/repair: A mirror of chromosome higher order structure.”

Prof. Dr. Cristina Cardoso
TU Darmstadt

Location: T01 S04 B34

After the talk: Aspire Meeting


"Functional Genomics to Identify Driver Genes for Cancer Phenotypes."

Prof. Dr. Jeremy Chien

University of Kansas Cancer Center, USA

Location: T01 S04 B34


“Targeting nucleo-cytoplasmic transport.”

Prof. Dr. Shirley Knauer

University of Duisburg-Essen


Teaching Lecture: "NMR-Spectroscopy of biomolecules"

Prof. Peter Bayer
University of Duisburg-Essen


"Implications of human HTRA1 in cellular processes related to Alzheimer's disease."

Prof. Dr. Michael Ehrmann

University of Duisburg-Essen


"Small-molecule modulation of Protein-Protein Interactions“

Prof. Dr. Christian Ottmann

Technical University Eindhoven/University of Duisburg-Essen


„Functional DNA origami: current challenges and future perspectives.”

Dr. Barabara Saccá

University of Duisburg-Essen

Monday, 26.05.2014

„High resolution CryoEM."

Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser

MPI, Dortmund


„Supramolecular approaches to protein dimerization“

Prof. Dr. Luc Brunsveld

Technical University Eindhoven

International Symposium 2019

Supramolecular Principles in Biological Systems

10 – 12 September 2019
University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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30.09.- 02.10.2019 Leadership and Career - Autumn School 2019

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SSC / CRC 1093 Workshop

Patenting Process and Patent Research in Life SciencesPatent205px


Invited Speakers: Dr. Isabel Aller (UDE) and Dr. Wolfram Schleich (Provendis); 12th of  February 2019

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Aspire Afternoon 2018 Equal Opportunities in Scientific Research

21.11.2018 14:15 Uhr S07 S00 D07

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Tomas Brage, Lund University: ”What does Gender have to do with Science?

Jonathan Müller, Birmingham University: "Science careers in Great Britain – perspectives and challenges.

Candace Chan, Arizona State University: "The research system in the USA – unlimited chances for everyone?

Guests are welcome!

Joint Graduate Student Symposium 2018

Synergistic and Supramolecular Aspects of Chemistry and Biology


PhD students from the CRC 858 from Münster and our CRC 1093 will meet for three days and present and discuss latest results. The three day symposium will take place from 29th to 31st of August 2018 in the Hotel Weissenburg in Billerbeck.

CRC 1093 - Graduate Student Symposia

Workshop Good Scientific Practice

Monday, 4th of June 2018 


Lecturer: Dr. Christian Dumpitak, iGRAD, HHU Düsseldorf

Venue: T03 R01 C24, Campus Essen

Information and Program

Workshop Atomic Force Microscopy

Tuesday the 24th of April, 2018.


Dr. Alexander Dulebo (Bruker) presents the latest development in AFM technology for various life science application. Furthermore selected speakers present their projects based on AFM measurements.
The workshop includes practical demonstration on a BioScope Resolve AFM.

More information and program

26th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK)

The meeting will take place from 5–8 March 2018 in Essen.

Program and Information

CRC1093 / CENIDE Science Talk

Prof. Friedrich Simmel, TU Munich

“Nucleic acid-based components for molecular robotics and artificial cells”

Dr. Barbara Sacca, UDE

„Biomimetic DNA nanostructures”

Tuesday, 24th of May 2016 - 4:15 pm  Campus Essen, Glaspavillon (R12 S00 H12)

19th of July 2016 Aspire Afternoon 2016

Silhouette Frau Mit Hammer Final 250 Breit

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CRC1093 Workshop Drug Discovery and its Challenges

Tryptase 4-fancy 200 Breit

Lecturer: Oliver von Ahsen (Global Drug Discovery - Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin)

Saturday, 12th of March 2016


CRC1093 Mini-Workshop Supramolecular Chemistry and Protein Aggregation

21st of January 2016; 9.00 am - 1.15 pm


International Symposium 2015

Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins

29 – 30 September 2015
University of Duisburg-Essen
Essen, Germany