KEVIN SCHIEFELBEIN

GRADUATE STUDENT

Born and raised in Germany‘s beautiful capital Berlin, I stayed in my home town to study chemistry at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU). After my Bachelor‘s thesis in Prof. Dorothea Fiedler‘s lab at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin-Buch working on the investigation of the myo-inositol metabolism, I decided to also pursue my Master‘s degree at the HU in Berlin. During this time, I did a four-month internship with Prof. Peter Seeberger at the MPIKG in Potsdam, learning more about sugar protecting group chemistry and oligosaccharide synthesis using Automated Glycan Assembly.
With my great interest in biomolecules, I went back to join Prof. Christian Hackenberger‘s lab at FMP for my Master‘s thesis. During this time, I worked with Prof. Christian Hackenberger and Prof. Bettina Keller (Freie Universität Berlin) on arginine-rich cyclic cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs). There, I was able to learn more about peptide synthesis, the biological evaluation of these CPPs and how to carry out all-atom molecular dynamics simulations on peptidic structures. Interested in new synthesis methods and chemical biology, I'm pursuing my doctoral studies with Nina Hartrampf at the University of Zurich.


Apart from working in the lab, I enjoy quality time with family and friends, going for long walks where I just get lost in new places or just having a relaxed evening at home with good music or shows to watch.

CONTACT

E: kevin.schiefelbein@chem.uzh.ch

Room Y 32 G 68

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