Research Group Lindel
Marine Natural Products - Tools of Life
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindel
TU Braunschweig, Faculty of Life Sciences
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Roomm 237, Hagenring 30, D-38106 Braunschweig
Tel.: +49 (0)531/391-7300, Fax: +49 (0)531/391-7744
Thomas Lindel (born 1966) studied chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany, where he received his doctoral degree in 1992 with Burchard Franck. For postdoctoral studies, he joined the group of William Fenical at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla, California, USA) exploring the isolation, structure elucidation and biological activity of new marine natural products.
In 1995, he moved to the laboratories of Richard Neidlein at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, where he obtained his habilitation for organic chemistry in 2000. In 2001, Thomas Lindel became Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Munich, Germany. In 2006, he received an offer to become a Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the newly founded Faculty of Life Sciences at TU Braunschweig which he accepted, beginning on April 1, 2007.
Thomas Lindel received the Dechema Young Investigator Award for Natural Products Research (2001). He is co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B: Chemical Sciences. Thomas Lindel''s research interests cover the synthesis, reactivity, and biological activity of natural products from marine invertebrates. Current topics include the pyrrole-imidazole and indole-imidazole alkaloids, the total synthesis of the microtubule-stabilizing agent eleutherobin, the use of metal sandwich complexes for the assembly of macrocyclic diaryl ethers, and the structure elucidation of new marine natural products. As a new research field in his group, the chemistry of proteins will be addressed.
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