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Prof. Dr. Lena Daumann

Prof. Dr. Lena Daumann
Department Chemie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Butenandtstr. 5-13, Haus D
81377 München
Germany

Phone (Office) +49 (0)89 2180 77486
Phone (Lab) +49 (0)89 2180 77113
Room-Nr. D3.075
Email lena.daumann"at"cup.lmu.de

Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays via Zoom, scheduling via email.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Dozentenpreis of the FCI (2021)
  • ERC Starting Grant LANTHANOPHOR (2020)
  • Preis für Gute Lehre der Fachschaft Chemie und Biochemie, LMU (2019)
  • Preis für gute Lehre Bayern (2019)
  • Ars legendi-Fakultätenpreis Chemie (2019)
  • Prinzessin Therese von Bayern-Preis (2019)
  • Selected as Klaus Tschira Boost Fellow by the German Scholars Organization (2019)
  • Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM) Travel Grant (2018)
  • Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) Early Career Researcher Travel Grant (2018)
  • Nominated for academia-net.org by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation/Robert Bosch Foundation (2018)
  • Liebig Stipendium, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (2016, declined, not combinable with W2tt position)
  • Feodor-Lynen Return Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2015-2016)
  • Springer Theses Award for outstanding PhD Thesis (2014)
  • The University of Queensland, Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence (2014)
  • Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) Travel Award for 63rd Lindau meeting (2013)
  • Australian Academy of Science (AAS) Travel Award to attend SATS in Canberra (2013)
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Graduate Student Travel Award (2012)
  • Plowman Travel Fellowship in Inorganic Chemistry (2011 and 2012)
  • Top Performing Tutor in School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (2012 and 2013)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Travel Grant (2011 and 2012)
  • Prize 3rd best oral presentation 7th SCMB Research Students Symposium (2011)
  • UQ Graduate School International Travel Award (2011)
  • Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) Student Travel Grant (2011 and 2014)
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship from UQ Graduate School (2010 – 2013)
  • UQ Centennial Scholarship (2010 – 2013)
  • Best Chemistry Abitur Prize, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (2003)

EDUCATION
• 01/2010 – 05/2013 PhD Thesis, Bioinorganic Chemistry, The University of Queensland
• 08/2008 - 01/2009 Diplom Thesis, Chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg (GPA 1.0)
• 07/2008 - 08/2008 Final Diplom Examination, Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg
• 10/2003 – 08/2008 Studies of Chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

11/2015-03/2016 Postdoctoral Fellow (AvH Return Fellowship), Universität Heidelberg, Germany (Prof. P. Comba)
09/2013-10/2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Prof. K. Raymond)
05/2013 – 08/2013 Research Assistant, University of Queensland (Prof. L. Gahan and A/Prof. G. Schenk)
08/2010 – 08/2013 Tutoring of Third Year Laboratory Classes School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland
03/2009 – 09/2009 Research Internship, Prof. B. Schäfer, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
08/2007 - 10/2007 Research Internship, Prof. L. Gahan, University of Queensland, Australia
02/2007 – 06/2007 Research Internship, A/Prof. L. Erdinger, Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
08/2006 – 12/2006 Research Internship, Prof. G. Helmchen, Department of Organic Chemistry, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

MEMBERSHIPS

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Current Activities at LMU

Since 2020 Member of the SFB 1309 executive committee

Since 2017 Member Examination Committees Bachelor, Master, Teachers

Since 2016 Leitungskollegium/Member of the Management Board

Review Board Member

2018 - Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

2020/21 – GDCh-Kommission zur Überarbeitung der Empfehlungen zum Bachelorstudium Chemie an Universitäten

Guest Editor

2018 – Zeitschrift for Allgemeine und Anorganische Chemie

2016 – Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry

2020/21 – "Unterricht Chemie", Friedrich-Verlag, Themenheft „Schülerpublikationen, Interesse und Begabung

Editor

Ongoing: Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry, 4th Edition. Editors in Chief: Ged Parkin, Dermot O’Hare and Karsten Meyer. Responsible for “Bioorganometallics, metallotherapy, metallodiagnostics, medicine and environmental chemistry

TALKS and PRESENTATIONS

Upcoming presentations

  • Oxidation of Methanol by Lanthanide-dependent Metalloenzymes, Invited Talk, Rare Earth Research Conference RERC, Philadelphia 2020 *postponed due to Covid-19*
  • Oxidation of Methanol by Lanthanide-dependent Metalloenzymes, Invited Talk, Gordon Research Conference on Metallocofactors, Rhode Island 2020 *postponed due to Covid-19*
  • Biochemistry of the lanthanides, Invited Talk, JCF Forum Frühjahrssymposium Köln 2020 *cancelled due to Covid-19*

2020

  • Louisinana Tech ACS Student Chapter Invited Online Seminar
  • Angular Momentum f-element webinar series, Invited online seminar
  • Chemical Research Society of India/Asian Chemical Editorial Society ACES/CRSI Virtual Chemical Biology Symposium, Invited online seminar
  • University of Sussex Invited Online department seminar
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, invited Online Seminar ECR Seminar Series, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, invited Online Seminar University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Europium enzymes and other bioinorganic curisoities, Invited Talk, Uni Gießen, Germany
  • Heavy metals in Biology: No need to bang your head, University of Innsbruck, Austria

2019

  • Lehre 2030, Symposium für Innovation in der Hochschullehre, Plenary Discussion, LMU
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Invited Talk, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Invited Talk, Uni Münster, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Invited Talk, ChemMUC event LMU, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Invited Talk, Uni Tübingen, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Talk, Symposium „Highlights aus der Anorganischen Chemie“, Wifo, Aachen, Germany
  • Our Common Future: Innovative Methoden zum Recycling von Seltenerd-Metallen aus Alltagsgegenständen. Ein Schülerprojekt, Exhibition, selected as Spitzenposter, Wifo, Aachen, Germany
  • Aus 2 mach 1 – Vernetztes Curriculum Chemie/Biologie, poster, Wifo, Aachen, Germany
  • Essential and Ubiquitous: Lanthanides in Methanol Dehydrogenases, Invited Talk, ICBIC, Interlaken, Switzerland
  • A Functional iron(IV)-oxo Model Complex Showing Activity Reminiscent of TET Enzymes, Best poster prize (N. Jonasson), ICBIC, Interlaken, Switzerland
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Invited Talk, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Talk, XXIX. Tage der Seltenen Erden - Terrae Rarae, Stockholm, Sweden
  • The surprising bioinorganic chemistry of rare earth elements, Invited Keynote Talk, PVC Conference, Nimwegen, The Netherlands
  • Our Common Future, invited Exhibition, Robert Bosch Jugendkongress, Stuttgart Germany
  • Essential and Ubiquitous: The Emergence of Lanthanide Metallobiochemistry, Invited Talk, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • My Plan A, Invited Keynote Talk, Mentoring Retreat Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Kloster Frauenwörth, Fraueninsel, Chiemsee, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Talk, SFB749 Meeting, Venice, Italy
  • Studies of the Redox Cofactor Pyrroloquinoline quinone and its Interaction with Lanthanides(III) and Calcium(II), Poster, SFB749 Meeting, Venice, Italy
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Invited Talk, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Synthese eines neuen Liganden, Kopplung an Harz und Bildung eines Eisenkomplexes, Poster, KCT Munich, Germany
  • The Features of the Europium(III)-containing Methanol Dehydrogenase Investigated Employing its Luminescence Properties, Poster, KCT Munich, Germany

2018

  • PQQ and its derivatives and their relevance to lanthanide dependent enzymes, Poster, URCUP, Kloster Irsee, Germany
  • A Fully Synthetic Iron(IV)-oxo Complex as Functional Model for TET Enzymes, Poster, ITRG Kickoff, Munich, Germany
  • Spectroscopic and mechanistic studies of Fe/α-ketoglutarate dependent oxidases for the elucidation of demethylation mechanisms, Poster, SFB1309 Meeting, Munich, Germany
  • Lanthanides: Biologically relevant, Invited Talk, New Frontiers of Chemical Science, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Tips and Tricks Navigating Towards an Academic Career, Invited Talk, Career Steps for Postdocs in Academia and Industry, MPI career day, Munich, Germany
  • Impact of the Lanthanide contraction on the activity of a Lanthanide-dependent methanol dehydrogenase – Studies of Eu-MDH from the methanotrophic bacterium Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum SolV, Talk, EuroBic, Birmingham, UK
  • Rückkehr nach Deutschland Chancen und Strategien, Invited Plenary Talk, Netzwerktagung der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Regensburg, Germany
  • A facile Arsenazo III based assay for monitoring rare earth element depletion from cultivation media of methanotrophic and methylotrophic bacteria, Poster, URCUP, Kloster Irsee, Germany
  • Iron(IV) Bispidine Complexes as Functional Models for DNA-modifying Enzymes, Poster, KCT Heidelberg, Germany
  • Investigation of the mechanistic role of rare earth elements in methanol dehydrogenases, Poster, KCT Heidelberg, Germany

2017

  • The surprising bioinorganic chemistry of rare earth elements, Talk, URCUP, Haus der bayerischen Landwirtschaft Herrsching, Germnay
  • The impact of different rare earth elements on the mechanism and activity of the XoxF-type methanol dehydrogenase from Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum SolV, Talk, SFB 749 Workshop, Kloster Irsee, Germany
  • The Surprising Bioinorganic Chemistry of Rare Earth Elements - Spectroscopic Models for the Characterization of REE-dependent Methanol Dehydrogenases, Poster, KCT Potsdam, Germany

Conference Presentations from Diploma Thesis, PhD and Postdoc

2015

  • Exploring the Luminescence of Octadentate Europium(III) ML2 Complexes, UC Berkeley Undergraduate Poster Symposium, Berkeley, USA
  • Towards Understanding and Optimizing Energy Transfer Pathways in Luminescent f-Element Complexes, Department of Energy Review, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

2014

  • Does length really matter? Structure-luminescence relationships in EuIII and TbIII complexes, EuroBIC12, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Synthesis of Gd(III)-TRENtris-(6-Me)-3,2-HOPO complex: Applications in MRI, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, USA

2013

  • Spectroscopic and Mechanistic Studies of Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and their Biomimetic Complexes" ICBIC16 (Grenoble)
  • Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and their Biomimetic Complexes" Gordon Research Conference: Metals in Biology (Ventura)
  • Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and their Biomimetic Complexes" Gordon Research Seminar: Bioinorganic Chemistry (Ventura)
  • Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and their Biomimetics" 3rd Brisbane ECR Poster Symposium (Brisbane),

2012

  • Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and their Biomimetics, 8th Annual SCMB Research Students Symposium, Brisbane, Australia

2011

  • Organophosphate Pesticides - How to Tune Enzymes and their Mimics for Water Decontamination, 7th SCMB Research Students Symposium, Brisbane, Australia Prize 3rd best oral presentation
  • Dinuclear Cobalt(II) Complexes as Functional Mimics for Organophosphorus Pesticide Degrading Enzymes, IC11, Perth, Australia
  • Dinuclear Cobalt(II) Complexes as Functional Mimics for the Organophosphorus Pesticide Degrading Enzyme GpdQ, ICBIC15, Vancouver, Canada

2010

  • A New GpdQ-biomimetic Cadmium(II) Complex and its Potential Application in Bioremediation, ICCC39, Adelaide, Australia

2007

  • Uran in Trinkwasserproben im Rhein-Neckar Gebiet, Umweltmedizin in Forschung und Praxis, Bielefeld
  • Räumliche Verteilung von Uran und anderen Schwermetallen in Trinkwasserproben des Rhein-Neckar Gebietes, Umweltmedizin in Forschung und Praxis, Bielefeld