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03/2020 - Klaus Tschira Boost Fund granted!

Our grant ("Clickbare Fluoreszenzsensoren zur Detektion von Zinkionen in neuronalen Systemen") for the  Klaus Tschira Boost Fund, a joint initiative of the German Scholars Organization and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, was granted!

03/2020 -  Poster prize for Raphael I. Petrikat

Raphael I. Petrikat is awarded a poster prize on the Koordinationschemie-Treffen 2020 in Freiburg for the poster: "New Aspects in Old Chemistry: the Astonishing Reactivity of Copper Dimethylglyoxime Complexes"


01/2020 - Raphael I. Petrikat starts his PhD thesis

Raphael I. Petrikat starts his PhD thesis concerning "Investigations concerning the reactivity of (pseudo-) macrocyclic copper complexes". Good luck, Raphael!

01/2020 - Cover picture and -interview in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.

C. Gawlig, S. Schindler and S. Becker, One-pot conversion of Cyclohexane to Adipic Acid Using a µ4-Oxido-Copper Cluster as Catalyst Together with Hydrogen Peroxide, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2020




12/2019 - Defense of Master Thesis

Raphael I. Petrikat successfully defends his master thesis. Congrats, Raphael!

04/2019 - Defense of Diploma Thesis

Heinrich Schneider finishes his diploma studies and successfully defends his diploma thesis. Congrats, Heinrich!

02/2019 - Poster prize for Sabine Becker at the Bruker-AXS/MIT Symposium

Sabine Becker is awarded the poster prize at the Bruker-AXS / MIT Symposium in Cambridge (USA) for her poster "A Crystallographer's Nightmare or a Fascinating Case of Disorder? - The Detailed Refinement of a Large and Highly Disordered Structure"

02/2019 - Research funding by the TU-Nachwuchsring

The TU-Nachwuchsring grants 10.000 € for our research about zinc sensors.


12/2018 - Third funding period of SFB/TRR 88 "3MET" approved!

The DFG grants the third funding period of  3MET (2019-2022), ich which we are investigating cooperative effects in homo- and hetermetallic complexes.

03/2018 - Cover picture in Acta Cryst B!

S. Becker: The crystal structure of [Fe2(PIMIC6)(AnthCO2)(CH3CN)]·[Fe2(PIMIC6)(AnthCO2)(CH3CN)0.9(CH2Cl2)0.1]·[Fe2(PIMIC6)(AnthCO2)(OH2)]·0.75CH3CN: a crystallographer's nightmare or a fascinating case of disorder? Acta Cryst 2018, B74, 122, DOI:


09/2017 - Fonds der Chemischen Industrie e.V. grants funding

The Fonds der Chemischen Industrie e.V. grants support for our research concerning multinuclear redox catalysts.

10/2017 - Stephanie Scheib starts her PhD thesis

Dipl.-Chem. Stephanie Scheib started her PhD thesis concerning the "Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of multinuclear 3d metal complexes." Good luck, Stephanie!

11/2017 - TU-Nachwuchsring grants research funding

The TU-Nachwuchsring grants 10.000 € for a research project concerning photoswitchable sensors.

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