Thomas Carell#

Membership Number:6133
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2003 - present Professor of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
  • 2019 Visiting Professor at the University Descartes in Paris
  • 2008 Visiting Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • 2005 Visiting Professor Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bologna, Italy
  • 2004 Visiting Professor Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • 2000 - 2003 Professor of Organic Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • 1995 - 2000 Ass. Professor at the Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1993 - 1995 Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. J. Rebek, MIT, Cambridge, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Chemical analysis of epigenetic modifications and processes
  • Analysis of DNA/RNA lesion processes by nucleotide analogues, tracers and high end mass spectrometry
  • Prebiotic chemistry - origins of life
  • Development of technologies for non-canonical nucleoside and nucleotide synthesis
  • Organic chemistry of modified nucleosides/nucleotides

Honours and Awards
  • 22019 Supervisory Board member of BASF SE
  • 2017 Alexander Todd- Hans Krebs Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2017 Windaus Memorial Lecture, Göttingen
  • 2016 Inhoffen-Medal for Excellence in Natural Product Research of the Helmholtz Society
  • 2014 Gait-Lecture Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, Britain
  • 2013 Werdelmann Lecture University-Essen Duisburg, Germany
  • 2011 Melvin Calvin Lecture in Organic Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2011 Šorm Award of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2010 Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2009 Van ’t Hoff Lecture, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam
  • 2008 Ferdinand Lecture, University of Sheffield
  • 2008 Otto Bayer Award, Bayer Schering Foundation
  • 2006 Philip Morris Research Award, Philip Morris Foundation
  • 2004 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the DFG (comparable to HHMI)
  • 2004 Lady Davis Award, Technion, Israel
  • 2001 Pasteur Medal of the JCO, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Paris, France

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