Two papers on RNA-induced peptide formation in the absence of enzymes appear back-to-back in Angewandte Chemie (published online, December 2016)
Link to first paper
Link to second paper
Richert Research Group is awarded major grant from Volkswagenstiftung for research on 'Molecular Life' (December 2016)
Cover story in Angewandte Chemie on reagents with a crystalline coat.
Link to the paper
Anja Goeckel defends her Ph.D. thesis successfully (July 2016)
Ruediger Haug defends his Ph.D. thesis successfully (April 2016)
Claudia Gerlach defends her Ph.D. thesis successfully (February 2016)
Two papers on the spontaneous formation of biomolecules in aqueous buffer appear back-to-back in Angewandte Chemie (November 2015)
Link to first paper
Link to second paper
Link to press release.
New 700 MHz NMR spectrometer installed (Spring 2015).
Link to press release of the University of Stuttgart.
The instrument includes a cryogenic probe and was purchased with funding from DFG. Clemens was the coordinator of the multi-PI proposal with help from Dr. Birgit Claasen.
The instrument is in newly renovated and air-conditioned space in our building.
Sebastian Spies and Christoph Kroener both defend their Ph.D. theses successfully (December 2014)
Andreas Kaiser defends his Ph.D. thesis successfully (November 2014)
Clemens talks shop with Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Lehn during the TOCUS meeting at U. Stuttgart in October 2013.
Simone Egentenmeyer defends her Ph.D thesis successfully (Oktober 2013)
Mrs. Kraschewski-Fien celebrates 40 years of service at the University of Stuttgart. Congratulations from the RRG! (Oktober 2013)
Cora Prestinari defends her Ph.D. thesis successfully. (July 2013)
Andreas has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize. (July 2013)
Heike Vogel defends her Ph.D. thesis successfully. (February 2013)
Clemens heads organizing committe for DNG symposium at Bad Herrenalb on October 01/02 2012.
Maryan defends his Ph.D. thesis successfully (July 2012)
Paper on primer extension with reversible termination highlighted in press release and as back cover of Angewandte Chemie.
Katja defends her Ph.D. thesis successfully (April 2012)
Richert Group receives ion trap LC-MS instrument (March 2012).
Richert Group receives second MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer (December 2011).
Arunoday Singh defends his Ph.D. thesis successfully (November 2011).
Richert Group hosts the 15th TOCUS Symposium.
Deutsche Nucleinsäurechemiegemeinschaft e.v. (DNG) now has its own domain. See dnarna.de or www.nucleinsaeurechemie.de.
Spring/summer 2011: The RRG welcomes the first four students to perform their experimental bachelor theses in our labs as part of the new Bachelor in Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart.
Prof. E. Vogel in 2006
The first renovated labs at U. Stuttgart were opened for research on September 28, 2010. The picture shows Cora and Heike at work.
Clemens hands over the keys to the Karlsruhe labs to his successor Achim Wagenknecht on September 24, 2010.
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a one day Symposium on Functional Nucleic Acids on
May 25, 2010
at the IBZ Center in Stuttgart, Germany.
Please contact Gisela Kraschewski-Fien at lehrstuhl-2oc.uni-stuttgart.de for reservations and details.
Ich habe die traurige Pflicht mitzuteilen,
dass unser liebes langjähriges Gruppenmitglied
Siegfried Herzberger, geboren 25.01.1942,
am 22.07.2009 in Konstanz verstorben ist.
Siegfried wurde Ende 2007 pensioniert und lebte
zuletzt wieder an dem von ihm geliebten Bodensee.
- Siegfried Du fehlst uns. Wir werden Dein Andenken bewahren. -
Click here to view the article by Amritraj Patra and Clemens Richert in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009.
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The Richert Research Group proudly announces its move to the University of Stuttgart.
Ulrich Plutowski was selected as finalist for the DSM Science and Technology Award 2007.
Pictures taken at our recent retreat and during the 2006 holiday party are now online.
A recent publication in Chemical communications on spontaneous replication
steps of RNA has been selected for presentation as "hot paper":
M. Spencelayh, RNA on ice. RSC Chemical Biolology, 2007, 2, B41 (cover story).
The University of Karlsruhe (TH) was chosen as one of three institutions in Germany to receive funding in all three lines of excellence funding, including the most prestigous category of "Eliteuniversität", as announced by DFG on October 10, 2006. Funding totals > 20 million € per year. The Richert Research Group was involved on the level of proposal writing and defending the proposal at a hearing in Bonn.
A collection of pictures taken at our recent retreat is now online.
The University of Karlsruhe (TH) was chosen as one of the ten institutions in Germany to join the last round of selections of the excellence initiative . Karlsruhe was nominated in all three areas of excellence. C.R. is scheduled to present one of the new proposals in June.
Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart (UCLA, California NanoSystems Institute) will deliver the 2006 Criegee Lecture on Thursday, July 6, 2006, 5:15 PM in the Criegee Lecture Hall. Guests are welcome!
The 2006 Nucleinsäurechemietreffen will be held at the University of Göttingen on September 22, 2006.
The University of Karlsruhe (TH) was ranked second among German research universities in the 2005 CHE ranking. A recent ranking by the Spiegel magazine ranks U. Karlsruhe (TH) as number 5 among German universities and one of the few highly research active schools.
Starting February 2005, four high school students from the greater Karlsruhe area are engaged in research projects offered by the Richert Group. The four were selected from a large pool of applicants by a committee in the Institute of Organic Chemistry. A secon group of students is pursuing research in the Podlech Group.
Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c.mult. Albert Eschenmoser (ETHZ, Scripps) will deliver the 2005 Criegee Lecture at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) on May 12, 2005, 5 PM (c.t.), Criegee Lecture Hall.
A compilation of pictures taken at our recent retreat can now be viewed online.
Jan Roja's Ph.D. thesis, defended on December 16, was awarded the 2004 Fa. Wolff und Sohn Prize. The title of the thesis is: "Effekt von Substituenten auf die Bindungseigenschaften von Oligodeoxynucleotiden: Synthese, templatgesteuerte Reaktionen und Microarrays" (Effect of substituents on the binding properties of oligodeoxynucleotides: synthesis, template-directed reactions, and microarrays).
A poster entitled "Neue Ansätze zur Modifizierung von Oligonucleotiden auf der festen Phase" (New Approaches for Modifying Oligonucleotides on Solid Support) by Carolin Ahlborn, Peter Grünefeld, Thomas Kottysch and Clemens Richert won one of the few poster awards at the national meeting of the Organic Division of the German Chemical Society (ORCHEM, Bad Nauheim, fall 2004).