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Dr. Steffen Kaiser


Dr. Steffen Kaiser
Department Chemie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Butenandtstr. 5, Haus B
81377 München

Phone +49 (0)89 2180-77105
Email: steffen.kaiser(at)
Raum-Nr. B02.073

Postdoc since: June 2017


  • Lab management and lab safety
  • Undiscovered targets of RNA methyltransferases
  • Nucleoside analytics using modern mass spectrometry techniques


  • Ignatova, V. et al., The rRNA m6A methyltransferase METTL5 is involved in pluripotency and developmental programmes, accepted at Genes & Development.
  • Drino, A., Oberbauer, V., Troger, C., Janisiw, E., Anrather, D., Hartl, M., Kaiser, S., Kellner, S. and Schaefer, M. (2020) Production and Purification of Endogenously Modified tRNA-Derived Small RNAs. RNA Biology. PMID: 32138588
  • Meyer, B., Immer, C., Kaiser, S., Sharma, S., Yang, J., Watzinger, P., Weiss, L., Kotter, A., Helm, M., Seitz, H.M. et al. (2019) Identification of the 3-amino-3-carboxypropyl (acp) transferase enzyme responsible for acp3U formation at position 47 in Escherichia coli tRNAs. Nucleic Acids Res. PMID: 31863583
  • Reichle VF, Kaiser S, Heiss M, Hagelskamp F, Borland K, Kellner S. (2018) Surpassing limits of static RNA modification analysis with dynamic NAIL-MS, Methods, PMID: 30395967