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Daumann Group News 2019


Its Pumkin season! Check out our (not at all) scary PQPumpin made by Rachel.


Lena gave a talk at the University of Stuttgart


Lena gave a talk at the University of Münster


Jonas joined the group for an ACF Praktikum, welcome!


We have a new group picture!

Almuth started her Bachelor thesis work today, and Tri his PhD thesis, welcome! We wish you lots of success!


Hans started his Bachelor thesis work today, welcome! We wish you lots of success!


Its this time of the year again! We welcome this fall's cohort of AC3 students in our lab for the next three weeks! We wish everyone a productive and informative week with us!


Mikey joined the group as a Hiwi. Welcome to the team!


David and Niko attended the Summer School of the IRTG SFB1309 in beautiful Innsbruck!


Helena and Lena attended the WiFo in Aachen. Helena presented a Poster and Lena gave a talk about the Bioinorganic Chemistry of Lanthanides. We also presented a poster together with Prof. Stefan Schwarzer on our Robert Bosch School Outreach Project and took a photo with our favorite elements (we just can't decide!).


Helena's Master thesis paper about the alkylation of steroid hormones by sulfur mustard has been published in Archives of Toxicology! Congrats!


The cover art for Niko's paper on the oxidation of 5‐methylcytosine by a biomimetic iron(IV)oxo complex is online!


Lots of action at the group outing today where we also welcomed our newest group member Aila. Welcome to the team!


Sophie started her masters thesis today! Welcome!

Helena and Bere are traveling to Dresden for a collaboration, we wish you lots of success!


Lena and Niko went to the ICBIC conference in beautiful Interlaken. Lena gave an invited talk and Niko presented a poster about his PhD Project.

Congratulations Niko for getting a poster prize and a travel scholarship of SBIC!


David started his masters thesis work with us. Welcome!


Lena recieved the Therese von Bayern Prize!

More infos and photo: LMU


Our article Similar but Not the Same: First Kinetic and Structural Analyses of a Methanol Dehydrogenase Containing a Europium Ion in the Active Site is part of a new Special Collection: ChemBioChem Readers‘ Choice 2019 showcasing articles published in 2017 and 2018 that were most well-received according to citation numbers and access data! We are very excited!


Niko started his PhD Fellowship of the Studienstiftung today. Congrats! To celebrate, Lena made a cake inspired by this thesis topic:


Lena attended the Alexander von Humboldt Jahrestagung in Berlin and the reception at Schloss Bellevue


Annika rejoined the group for her Master Thesis. We are glad to have you back and wish you lots of success!


Niko's paper on the biomimetic oxidation of 5mC got accepted in Chemistry- A European Journal! Congrats!


Sebastian started his bachelors thesis with us! Welcome! We wish you lots of success!


A lot happening today: Lena and Helena went to HZDR to set up a collaboration. Rachel rejoined the group for her master thesis and Mari joined us for her bachelor thesis. We wish you both lots of success! And Hennings paper on PQQ got published in Inorganic Chemistry! Congrats!


Lena gave a talk at the University in Bonn. There was time to visit the Kekulé statue as well!


Lena gave a talk at the Terrae rarae confrence in Stockholm/Helsinki and visited Ytterby!


Bere, Helena and Lena attended the PVC Conference in beautiful Nijmegen!


We attended the Robert Bosch Jugendkongress in Stuttgart and the Students presented their own, hand-build and curated exhibition on Rare Earth Element Recycling.

The final product looked amazing, with lots of interactive modules, ipad videos and slideshows and a quiz!


Our collaboration with Arjan Pol, Huub Op den Camp has yielded yet another paper! This time we have investigated with Paul Bernhardt from UQ the electrocatalysis of our Eu-MDH with its physiological electron‐acceptor cytochrome cGJ. Check out our cool cover art for this article below!


Lena gave a talk at the University of Leipzig


Jonas started his Bachelor thesis work with us, welcome! We wish you lots of success!


The group has a twitter account now! Follow @DaumannL the Daumann Lab


Caro started her Bachelor thesis work with us, welcome! We wish you lots of success!


Our review of the Emergence of Lanthanide Metallobiochemistry is now available as an accepted article on the Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. website!


Lena gave a talk at the Mentoring Retreat Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy at Kloster Frauenwörth, Fraueninsel, Chiemsee.

What a beautiful setting to discuss careers in and outside academia with young and talented scientists!


Lena was at the Ars Legendi Award Ceremony in Berlin!

Fotograf: Kay Herschelmann


Our collaboration with Op den Camp and coworkers towards characterization of a novel cytochrome cGJ as the electron acceptor of XoxF-MDH in the thermoacidophilic methanotroph Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum SolV has been published in BBA-Proteins and Proteomics as an open access article!


An article about our Rober-Bosch Foundation sponsored outreach project: "Our Common Future" has appeared in the Münchner Merkur Würmtal:

We thank Peter Seybold and Denise Höfle from Münchner Merkur Würmtal for the coverage!

11.3 - 14.3. 2019

Lena and Henning attended the final SFB 749-Meeting at Venice International University, San Servolo. Lena gave a talk about lanthanides in biology and Henning presented a poster about his work with the redox cofactor PQQ.


Lena is excited to be the recipient of the Ars legendi-Preis für exzellente Hochschullehre in 2019! Read more about her teaching methods here and the LMU press release here.


New Group Picture today with our new intern Juliane! Welcome!


We welcome the BOGY intern Chiara S. into our lab this week!


We are excited to host Rob Schmitz, PhD student from Radboud university in Nimwegen and our dear Alumna Lauren Davidson this week in our lab!


Rachel joined the group for an ACF internship. Welcome Rachel!


Lena was selected as Fellow for the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund by the German Scholars Organization e.V.. The funding will allow us to conduct a joint project with Prof. Huub Op den Camp (Radboud University), Prof. Cecilia Martinez-Gomez (Michigan State University), Dr. Robin Steudtner (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf), and Prof. Georg Steinhauser (IRS Hannover). We are looking forward to this international and interdisciplinary project! Learn more about the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund in this radio interview here.


Annika joined the group as an ACF Intern. Welcome Annika!


Lena gave a talk at TU Braunschweig


Group Lab Selfie


Helena startted her PhD with us. Welcome to the team Helena! We wish you lots of success!