Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1993
    Technical secondary school, technology track, Weissenburg, Bavaria, Germany, school leaving certificate: technical college entrance qualification

  • 1993 – 1995
    Studied technical chemistry at Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany; degree earned: preliminary Diplom (subject-specific university entrance qualification)

  • 1995 – 2000
    Studied chemistry (toward a Diplom degree) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1996
    Preliminary Diplom

  • 1997 – 1998
    University of Kansas at Lawrence, KS, USA; Visiting graduate student in the Department of Organic Chemistry, visiting researcher: New Photoprotecting, Groups: p-Hydroxyphenacyl, Phototriggerable, Collagen-Crosslinking Compounds for Wound Closure in Ocular Surgery. Synthesis of Zinc Complexes of Triazacyclononane Derivatives

  • 1999 – 2000
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Diplom thesis at the Institute of Organic Chemistry

  • 2000 – 2003
    Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany, dissertation in the Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • 2003 – 2004
    Technical University of Munich, Garching, postdoc in the Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • 2004 – 2006
    University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, postdoc in the Department of Chemistry, Applying Cobalt-Mediated [2+2+2] Cyclizations of Borylated Alkynes to Form Polycyclic Structures

  • Since 2006
    University of Regensburg, Germany, director of an independent junior research group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, working toward Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

Selected publications

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: Studies on the nonmevalonate pathway to terpenes: The role of the GcpE (IspG) protein. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98, 2001. pp. 14837-14842.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: Biosynthesis of terpenes. Preparation of (E)-1-Hydroxy-2-methyl-but-2-enyl 4-diphosphate, an intermediate of the deoxyxylulose phosphate pathway. In: J. Org. Chem. 67, 2002. pp. 4590-4594.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: Studies on the non-mevalonate isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway. Simple methods for preparation of isotope-labeled (E)-1-hydroxy-2-methylbut-2-enyl 4-diphosphate. In: Tetrahedron Lett. 43, 2002. pp. 8929-8933.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: A photoactivated diazopyruvoyl cross-linking agent for bonding tissue containing type-I collagen. In: Photochem. Photobiol. 78, 2003. pp. 23-29.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: The deoxyxylulose phosphate pathway of isoprenoid biosynthesis: Studies on the mechanisms of the reactions catalyzed by IspG and IspH protein. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, 2003. pp. 1586-1591.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: Synthesis of a biotinated amphiphile. In: Tetrahedron 60, 2004. pp. 11565-11569.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: Chemo-, Regio-, and Stereoselective Cobalt-Mediated [2+2+2]Cycloaddition of Alkynyl Boronates to Alkenes. Preparation of a New Class of Diborylated Compounds: 1,3- and 1,4-Diboryl-1,3-cyclohexadienes. In: Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 44, 2005. pp. 7114-7118.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: Stimulation of Vgamma9/Vdelta2 T-lymphocyte proliferation by the isoprenoid precursor, (E)-1-hydroxy-2-methyl-but-2-enyl 4-diphosphate. In: Immunobiology 212, 2007. pp. 47-55.

  • Amslinger, S. et al.: Cobalt-Mediated [2+2+2]Cycloaddition of Alkynyl Boronates to Indole and Pyrrole Double Bonds. In: Synlett 2008, pp. 2056-2060.


Selected projects

  • Department of Organic Chemistry, visiting researcher hosted by Prof. Richard S. Givens: New Photoprotecting, Groups: p-Hydroxyphenacyl, Phototriggerable, Collagen-Crosslinking Compounds for Wound Closure in Ocular Surgery

  • Prof. Daryle H. Busch, Department of Organic Chemistry, Synthesis of Zinc Complexes of Triazacyclononane Derivatives

  • Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany, postdoc in the Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prof. Adelbert Bacher: Synthesis of 13C-marked intermediates of isoprenoid biosynthesis

  • University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, postdoc in the Department of Chemistry, Prof. K. Peter C. Vollhardt: Applying Cobalt-Mediated [2+2+2] Cyclizations of Borylated Alkynes to Form Polycyclic Structures

  • Institute of Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of natural-product-based a,b-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and evaluation of their haem-oxygenase-1-stimulation as a basis for developing new inflammation inhibitors

Additional qualifications

Patent:

  • Adam, P. et al.: Intermediates and Enzymes of the Non-Mevalonate Isoprenoid Pathway. Int. Patent, Appl., 2002PCT/WO02083720.


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