Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1985 – 1990
    Studied chemistry at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • 1989 – 1990
    Partial degree course (experimental work toward the Diplom degree) in the Faculty of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1990
    Diplom degree in chemistry, Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 1994
    Doctorate

  • 1994 – 1996
    Post-doctoral training at MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK

  • 1996 – 2003
    Employment in the Chemistry Department at Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2003
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

  • 2003 – 2006
    Associate Professor (C3) at the Faculty of Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • Since 2006
    Full Professor (W3) at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Greifswald, Germany

Selected publications

  • Wolf, J. et al.: Synthesis of guanosine 5'-conjugates and their use as initiator molecules for transcription priming. In: Org. Biomol. Chem. 6, 2008. pp. 899-907.

  • Pieper, S., Vauléon, S., Müller, S.: RNA self-processing towards changed topology and sequence oligomerization. In: Biol. Chem. 388, 2007. pp. 743-746.

  • Strohbach, D., Novak, N., Müller, S.: Redox-active riboswitching: Allosteric regulation of ribozyme activity by ligand shape control. In: Angew, Chem. 118, 2006. pp. 2181-2184; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 2006. pp. 2127-2129.

  • Vauléon, S. et al.: Site-specific fluorescent and affinity labeling of RNA mediated by an engineered twin ribozyme. In: ChemBioChem 6, 2005. pp. 2158-2162.

  • Welz, R. et al.: Site-directed alteration of RNA sequence mediated by an engineered twin ribozyme. In: Angew. Chem. 115, pp. 2526-2536; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 42, 2003, pp. 2424-2427.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Developing twin-ribozymes for RNA repair

  • Developing aptamers for medical diagnosing and treatment

  • Synthesising trinucleotide synthons

  • Ligand-controlled riboswitches

  • Synthesising RNA building blocks for postsynthetic RNA functionalisation

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Leibniz Society, GBM, GDCh

Additional qualifications

  • venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in organic/bioorganic chemistry


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Mother of one son, born October 2008


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