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Prof. Dr. Dirk Trauner

Chemical Genetics and Chemical Biology

Address Prof. Dr. Dirk Trauner
Department Chemie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Butenandtstr. 5-13, Haus F
81377 München
Office +49 (0)89 2180-77714 (Fr. Traub)
Phone +49 (0)89 2180-77800
Fax +49 (0)89 2180-77972
Room F 4.086
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Research interests
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Chemical Neuroscience
Short CV
  • Studied Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria
  • Studied Chemistry at the Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 Ph.D. University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1998-2000 Postdoctoral research fellow with Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, USA
  • 2000-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2006-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Since 2008 Professor of Organic Chemistry, LMU
Key publications
  • Bishop, L.M.; Barbarow, J. E.; Bergman, R.G.; Trauner, D., "Catalysis of 6p Electrocyclizations" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2008, 47, 8100-8103.
  • Volgraf, M.; Lumb, J.-P., Brastianos, H.C.; Carr, G.; Chung, M.K.W.; Münzel, M.; Mauk, A.G.; Andersen, R.J.; Trauner, D., "Biomimetic Synthesis of the IDO Inhibitors Exiguamine A and B" Nature Chem. Biol. 2008, 4, 535-537.
  • Volgraf, M.; Gorostiza, P.; Numano, R.; Kramer R.H.; Isacoff. E.; Trauner, D., "Allosteric Control of an Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor with an Optical-Switch" Nature Chem. Biol. 2006, 2, 47-52.