Andreas Hennig


Short CV

since 10/2014: Habilitand, Jacobs University Bremen (D)
05/2014-09/2014: Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH, Berlin (D)
11/2009–08/2014: BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin (D)
08/2007–10/2009: Postdoc, L’Université de Genève (CH) with Prof. Stefan Matile
03/2004–07/2007: PhD Studies, Jacobs University Bremen (D) with Prof. Werner M. Nau
10/1998–02/2004: Diploma Studies, TU Braunschweig (D), Thesis with Prof. Stefan Schulz

Selected Awards

2011: Start-up grant of the “DFG-Excellence Academy for Medical Engineering
2004–2007: PhD fellowship: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
2001–2004: Member of “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2001: Award of “Freunde des Instituts für Organische Chemie” (for the best pre-diploma)
1997: Förderpreis des Gymnasium Groß Ilsede (for outstanding achievements in high school)
1993: Dr.-Mya-Tha Memorial Award (for excellence in natural sciences)

Key Publications

Complete List

1)     S. Zhang, Z. Dominguez, K. I. Assaf, M. Nilam, T. Thiele, U. Pischel, U. Schedler, W. M. Nau, A. Hennig, “Precise Supramolecular Control of Surface Coverage Densities on Polymer Micro- and Nanoparticles”, Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 8575-8581.

2)  S. Peng, A. Barba-Bon, Y.-C. Pan, W. M. Nau, D.-S. Guo, A. Hennig, “Phosphorylation-Responsive Membrane Transport of Peptides”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 15948-15951.

3)  M. Schnurr, J. Sloniec-Myszk, J. Döpfert, L. Schröder, A. Hennig, “Supramolecular assays for mapping enzyme activity by displacement-triggered change in hyperpolarized 129Xe magnetization transfer NMR”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 13444-13447.

4)  A. Vargas Jentzsch, A. Hennig, J. Mareda, S. Matile, “Synthetic Transporters that Work with Anion-pi Interactions, Halogen Bonds and Anion-Macrodipole Interactions”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 2791-2800.

5)  R. N. Dsouza, A. Hennig, W. M. Nau, “Supramolecular Tandem Enzyme Assays”, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 3444-3459.

Research Interests

The overall goal of our research is to identify, understand and control supramolecular systems that work in complex environments, for example, in complex matrices, (bio)membranes, and on surfaces. We therefore combine the design and organic synthesis of supramolecular recognition systems with various spectroscopic characterization techniques (e.g., NMR, absorption, fluorescence, and circular dichroism spectroscopy as well as isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC)). The resulting supramolecular systems are then applied for sensing, in membrane transport, and in nanobioconjugation.

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