Sofja Kovalevskaja-Award for Doris HellerschmiedProtein Folding and Stress

August 2019
Dr. Doris Hellerschmied examines how cells react to molecular forms of stress. She is one of six winners of the Sofja Kovalevskaja-Award of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. She has received 1.65 million euros to establish an independent research group at the UDE. Read more

Sad News

We all grieve the loss of our dear colleague and friend Prof. Dr. Carsten Schmuck who passed away on August 1, 2019. Carsten was an excellent scientist, teacher and mentor. His excellent research within the field of supramolecular and combinatorial chemistry and his extraordinary commitment as a group leader and vice speaker was highly appreciated in our consortium. We sorely miss him. He will be in our thoughts. More

New Associated MemberDoris Hellerschmied joins the CRC1093

Doris Hellerschmied has been appointed as a group leader at the Faculty of Biology recently and will start now to collaborate with several groups within the CRC as an associated member. She will study the molecular interactions between chaperones and their client proteins, and modulate these interactions with chemical probes (read more).

The SFB 1093 starts into its second round in 2018Novel concepts for protein recognition and modulation by supramolecular ligands

[28.10.2017] The SFB 1093 will start into its second round in 2018: the German Research Foundation (DFG) will fund 18 interdisciplinary projects for another 4 years with around 10 million Euro. The CRC “Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins” aims at a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of protein recognition and functional modulation by supramolecular ligands. The CRC combines different expertise from synthetic and supramolecular chemistry, molecular and cell biology with computational chemistry, bioinformatics and structural biology. This unique combination further strengthens the research profile of the University of Duisburg Essen.

Chemists develop novel concepts for protein recognition and modulation by supramolecular ligands which biologists apply to answer biological questions, which can best be tackled with supramolecular chemistry. The considerable competence already accumulated in the CRC consortium will be further reinforced by three new groups joining in the second funding period, providing novel methods for fluorescence detection and imaging (Voskuhl), precision macromolecules as templates for multivalent ligand presentation (Hartmann) and the fascinating new protein class of microtubule (Westermann). The research projects are complemented by the Integrated Research Training Group "Supramolecular Chemistry and Biology".