Jan Deska
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Jan Deska

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Kemistintie 1
Mobile phone
+358405866690
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Prof. Jan Deska is currently leading the research group for Synthetic Organic Chemistry that was established at Aalto's Department of Chemistry in 2015. The research interests of the unit cover a wide range of topics across chemistry and life sciences including organic synthesis; metal, photo- and electrocatalysis; enzymatics; as well as molecular biology. The current research focus lies in the field of Bioorganic Chemistry and particularly on the question of how to integrate biological catalysts and cellular factories into traditional synthetic chemistry approaches.

Before joining Aalto, Jan Deska held positions at Cologne University, Germany (Assist. Prof., 2010-2015) and RWTH Aachen, Germany (Prof., 2014-2015). Prior to his independent career, Deska spend postdoctoral research visits at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2007-2008) and Stockholm University, Sweden (2008-2010). He holds both a diploma in chemistry (2004) and a doctorate in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat., 2007) from the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Areas of expertise

116 Chemical sciences 118 Biological sciences Organic chemistry Cellular and molecular biology

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Nov 2014

Research award of the Dr.-Otto-Röhm-Gedächtnisstiftung

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Dec 2012

Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2013

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Oct 2008

Dr.-Eduard-Martin dissertation award of the Saarland University

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Apr 2010

Liebig fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie 04/2010 − 03/2015

Award or honor granted for academic career
Bioorganic Chemistry
Jul 2017

EuCheMS Organic Division Young Investigator

Award or honor granted for academic career
Bioorganic Chemistry
May 2015

Bürgenstock Junior Scientist

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