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Welcome to the Manolikakes Group

Open Positions

We are constantly looking for new, motivated and creative group members. If you are interested in organic chemistry, method development and the synthesis of biologically active molecules, please contact Georg Manolikakes (mail) or visit our labs (Geb. 54; 452-457). Topics for Bachelor theses, F-Praktika and Master-Theses with the oppurtunity to participate in interdisciplinary projects and the option of publication in peer-reviewed journals are available at any time.


May 2019: Philipp's and Sara's work on the Mn(OAc)3-mediated direct C-H-sulfonylation of enamides has been published in Org. Biomol. Chem. as a part of the themed collection Direct C-H Functionalization in Method Development and Late Stage Functionalization. Congratulations!

May 2019: Sara and Basti started their PhD theses. Welcome and good luck!

April 2019: Alexandre joined the group for his master thesis. Welcome and good luck.

March 2019: Alexanders's work on structrual elucidation of a PDI photoredox-catalyst has been published in CrystEngComm. Congratulations to everybody involved.

March 2019: Mohamed started his 2-year PhD exchange project. Welcome and good luck.

January 2019: Jule and Nai sucessfully defended their PhD theses. Congratulations Dr. Halli and Dr. Liu!

October 2018: Three in One (Pot)! Our latest paper on the diastereoselective One-pot-synthesis of 1,3-diamines with three continuous stereocenters has been published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Congratulations to Jule, Philipp and Jenny.

October 2018: Sara started her Master Thesis. Welcome!

September 2018: Our collaboration with Zhejiang Sci-tech University on the visible-light mediated sulfur dioxide fixation resulted in a second publication. Congratulations to Nai-wei, Andre, Zhenkai and Hongjun for their publication in European Journal of Organic Chemistry.

September 2018: Ise sucessfully finished her Master Thesis. Congratulations and all the best for your PhD!

August 2018: Conference season! Georg will present the group's latest reults at the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Liverpool and the MCR 2018 in Düsseldorf.

August 2018: Kamil's and Nai-Wei's Minireview on the combination of radicals and sulfur dioxide has been published in the Chemistry - A European Journal special issue 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool. Congratulations to this Review Showcase.

August 2018: Prof. Gomaa from Minia University, Egypt is joing our lab for three months. Welcome!

July 2018: Congratulations to Andreas, Omar and Eleni on their latest work using sulfonamides a building blocks in the Petasis reaction, which has been publisehd online in Synthesis.

June 2018: Our most recent work on the visible-light mediated fixation of sulfur dioxide has been accepted for publication in Green Chemistry. Congratulations to Nai-Wei and to Zhengkai Chen and Hongjun Ren, our partners from Zhejiang Sci-tech University.

June 2018: A new cure for cancer? Our joint project with Jessica Roos and Thorsten J. Maier (University-Hospital Frankfurt) on suppresion of tumor-growth by nitro-fatty acids has been published in Biochemical Pharmacology. Congratulaitions to everybody invloved in this truly multi-disciplinary effort.

May 2018: Saad's work on cyctoprotective and antioxidant properties of organic selenides has been published in Bioorganic Chemistry. Congratulations to everybody involved.

May 2018: Shuai sucessfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Liang!

March 2018: A warm welcome to Ise, who joined the goup for her Master thesis!

January 2018: A productive start into 2018! Two manuscripts accepted for publication in Organic Letters. Congratulations to Nai-Wei, Kamil and Andre for their work on dual Nickel/photoredox catalyzed sulfone synthesis and to Philipp and Julia for their stereoselective one-pot construction of novel fused pyrimidoisoindoles.

January 2018: First Days at TU Kaiserslautern. The Manolikakes group moved to their new home!