Thomas Carell

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Carell was born in Herford (Germany) in 1966. He is married and father of three children. His academic career in chemistry began at the Universities of Münster and Heidelberg. In 1993 he obtained his doctorate with Prof. H. A. Staab at the Max Planck Institute of Medical Research. After postdoctoral training with Prof. J. Rebek at MIT (Cambridge, USA) in 1993-1995, Thomas Carell moved to the ETH Zürich (Switzerland) into the group of Prof. F. Diederich to start independent research. He obtained his habilitation in 1999. In 2000 he accepted a full professor position for Organic Chemistry at the Philipps-Universität in Marburg (Germany). In 2004 he moved to the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich (Germany) where he is heading a research group in chemical biology focused to analyze the chemistry of epigenetic programming in DNA and RNA. Thomas Carell is a member of the German National Academy Leopoldina and of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of the Cross of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell

Professional Experience:

Since 2004 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Full Professor for Chemistry
2000-2004 Philipps-Universität Marburg Full Professor for Chemistry
1995-2000 ETH Zürich Junior group leader at the "Laboratorium für Organische Chemie"

Academic Education & Training:

1993-1995 MIT (Cambridge, USA) Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. J. Rebek
1993 Universität Heidelberg Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat. "summa cum laude")
1990-1993 MPI Heidelberg Ph.D. thesis with Prof. Dr. H. A. Staab
1990 Universität Münster Master Student in Chemistry (Diplom)
1985-1990 Universität Münster Bachelor Student of Chemistry (Vordiplom)


2016 Inhoffen Medal
2014 Michael J. Gait Lectureship
2011 Melvin Calvin Lecture in Organic Chemistry, University of California (Berkeley)
2011 Frantisek Šorm Memorial Medal of the Academy of Sciences of the
Czech Republic
2010 Member of Berlin Brandenburgische Academy of Sciences
2010 Order of Merrit on Ribbon from the Federal Republic of Germany
2009 Van’t Hoff Lecture, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (Amsterdam)
2008 Ferdinand Lecture, University of Sheffield
2008 Member of German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
2008 Otto Bayer Award, Bayer Schering Foundation
2006 Philip Morris Research Award, Philip Morris Foundation
2006 Novartis Middle European Lectureship
2004 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the DFG
2004 Lady Davis Award, Technion (Israel)
2003 Novartis European Young Investigator Award
2002 David Ginsburg Memorial Lecture, Technion (Israel)
2001 L. Pasteur Medal of the JCO, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Paris (France)
1999 Young Investigator Award for Medicinal ⁄ Pharmaceutical Research,
GDCh and DPhG
1999 Young Investigator Award (Dozentenstipendium), Fonds der
Chemischen Industrie
1995 ADUC Award
1995 Young Investigator Award, Werner von Siemens Ring Society
1995 Liebig Award, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
1993 Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1993 Study Award, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
1990 Kekulé-Scholarship, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie