Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Bioorganic Chemistry

Complex organic synthesis based on biological & chemoenzymatic strategies
Deska

As one of the core disciplines within the chemical sciences, organic chemistry provides the enabling tools for today's chemical industry to address pivotal societal challenges by means of pharmaceutical and agrochemical technologies. Here, the implementation of biological instruments, arising from the enormous progress in modern biotechnology in recent years, offers new opportunities en route to improved synthetic strategies with regard to selectivity, resource-efficiency and cascade design. Combining techniques of contemporary organic chemistry, catalysis and biotechnology, our group provides the interdisciplinary environment to tackle the challenges of modern synthesis from the basic method development to applications in the preparation of natural products.

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Head of the Research Group: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jan Deska

Biography: Jan Deska was born on May 27, 1979 in Quierschied, Germany. He received his diploma in Chemistry (2004) and his Dr. rer. nat. (2007) from Saarland University, Germany under supervision of Prof. Uli Kazmaier (topic: novel methods for metal-mediated peptide backbone modifications). From 2007 to 2010, he conducted postdoctoral studies in the groups of Prof. Goverdhan Mehta (IISc Bangalore, India, topic: total synthesis of phaeofuran A) and Prof. Jan-E. Bäckvall (Stockholm University, Sweden, topic: dynamic-kinetic resolution of axially chiral allenes). In 2010, Deska joined Cologne University, Germany, as Liebig junior group leader establishing his independent research in the field of Synthetic Biocatalysis. Additionally, in 2014/2015, he held the position of teaching substitute professor (chair for Organic Chemistry I) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. In August 2015, Deska was appointed as Associate Professor to Aalto University where he is currently heading the research group of Synthetic Organic Chemistry.  

Latest publications

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Molecular Biotechnology, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Protein Technology, Bioorganic Chemistry
Publishing year: 2019 ChemSusChem
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Bioorganic Chemistry
Publishing year: 2019 CHEMISTRY: A EUROPEAN JOURNAL
Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Soft Materials Modelling, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Publishing year: 2019 Langmuir
Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Bioprocess engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Publishing year: 2018 Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Publishing year: 2018 NACHRICHTEN AUS DER CHEMIE
Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Publishing year: 2018 NACHRICHTEN AUS DER CHEMIE
Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Publishing year: 2018 NACHRICHTEN AUS DER CHEMIE
Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Publishing year: 2018 NACHRICHTEN AUS DER CHEMIE
Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Publishing year: 2018 NACHRICHTEN AUS DER CHEMIE
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