Short CV/Education and training

  • 2001 – 2006
    Undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • 2004
    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

  • 2006
    Master of Science in Biochemistry, Master thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. G. von Kiedrowski, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • 2006 – 2010
    Ph.D. thesis with Prof. Dr. T. Carell, LMU Munich

  • 2011 – 2012
    Postdoc in the group of Prof. Dr. D. M. J. Lilley at the University of Dundee, UK

  • since 2013
    Junior research group leader at the LIMES Institute, Chemical Biology, University of Bonn

Selected publications

  • F. Eggert, K. Kulikov, C. Domnick, P. Leifels and S. Kath-Schorr*

    "Iluminated by foreign letters – strategies for site-specific cyclopropene modification of large functional RNAs via in vitro transcription"

    Methods, 2017,120, 17-27.

  • F. Eggert and S. Kath-Schorr*

    "A cyclopropene-modified nucleotide for site-specific RNA labeling using genetic alphabet expansion transcription"

    Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 7284‐7287.

  • S. Kath-Schorr* “Cycloadditions for studying nucleic acids” Top. Curr. Chem., 2015, 374, 1-27.

  • C. Domnick, F. Eggert and S. Kath-Schorr*: "Site-specific enzymatic introduction of a norbornene modified unnatural base into RNA and application in posttranscriptional labeling", Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8253 – 8256.

  • A. M. Pyka, C. Domnick , F. Braun , S. Kath-Schorr*: "Diels-Alder Cycloadditions on Synthetic RNA in Mammalian Cells", Bioconjug. Chem. 2014, 25, 1438−1443.

  • S. Kath-Schorr, T. J. Wilson, N.-S. Li, J. Lu, J. A. Piccirilli and D. M. J. Lilley: “General acid-base catalysis mediated by nucleobases in the hairpin ribozyme”, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 , 16717–16724.

  • S. Schorr, S. Schneider, K. Lammens, K.-P. Hopfner, T. Carell: “Mechanism of replication blocking and bypass of Y-family polymerase η by bulky acetylaminofluorene DNA adducts”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2010, 107, 20720-20725.

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