Professor Christian Hackenberger has joined Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry as an Associate Editor. We are delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to working with him over the coming years.
Christian completed his graduate studies with Prof. Sam Gellman (Univeristy Wisconsin-Madison) and his doctoral work with Prof. Carsten Bolm at the Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology Aachen. After his postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. Barbara Imperiali at MIT he started his own lab at the Freie Universität Berlin as a FCI-Liebig-Scholar and Emmy Noether Fellow in 2005. In 2012, he accepted a position as the Leibniz–Humboldt Professor for Chemical Biology to the Leibniz Institut for Molecular Pharmacology and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
Christian’s research interests focus around studying the biology, function and pharmacological potency of naturally and unnaturally modified peptides and proteins and include:
- Development of ligation and modification strategies for the synthesis of functional proteins
- Bioorthogonal Staudinger phosphite and phosphonite reactions
- Labeling strategies for antibody ‐ and nanobody conjugates
- Intracellular delivery and targeting
- Protein and peptide PEGylation
- Functional investigation of the Alzheimer‐relevant Tau protein
- Engineering of protein‐based multivalent scaffolds
- Metabolic oligosaccharide engineering
On starting his new role as Associate Editor for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Christian said:
“I am delighted to act as an associate editor to OBC. Without a question I am very happy about the nomination from the editorial board, especially because I published my very first independent paper back in 2006 in OBC. This new job is both a privilege and an honor to serve the community and work with the editorial team of the Royal Society of Chemistry“