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Rita Michenfelder

PhD Student

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 02/2021 Joint PhD studies “Photoreaction Fuelled By Cells Metabolism” under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia and Prof. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
06/2020 – 12/2020 Master thesis “Cyclopropene-modified 2‘-Desoxyuridine for Chemical-Biological Imaging via Photoclick-Reactions” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
04/2018 – 12/2020 Master of Science in Chemical Biology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
08/2019 – 01/2020 Industrial internship in the field of Screen-Tape Technology (automated gel electrophoresis), development and testing of a new UV curing concept at Agilent Technologies Manufacturing GmbH & Co. KG, Waldbronn, Germany
04/2019 – 07/2019 Advanced practical experience in Organic Chemistry in the field of nucleic acids, “Synthesis of Aminophthalimides for Application in Visualization of Nucleic Acids” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
09/2018 – 02/2019 Advanced practical experience in Biochemistry, protein crystallization and surface chemistry (DNA / RNA / Protein microarrays) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Christof Niemeyer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
10/2017 – 02/2018 Bachelor thesis “Derivatization of a Water Soluble Cyanine Fluorophore with a Palladium-catalyzed Stille-Cross-Coupling Reaction” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
09/2016 – 08/2017 Complementary scientist (HiWi) in the group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
10/2014 – 03/2018 Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
07/2013 Secondary school examination (Abitur), Windeck-Gymnasium, Bühl, Germany

Research Interests
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Photoreactions
  • Chemical-biological Imaging of Cell Metabolisms

2022
[724] DNA Labelling in Live Cells via Visible Light-Induced [2+2] Photo-cycloaddition

Michenfelder, R. T.; Delafresnaye, L.; Truong, V. X.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Wagenknecht, H. A. 2022, submitted.

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Celebrating a year of beautiful (photo)chemistry at our end of year group party🎄 Thank you all for an amazing year. Onwards and upwards! @QUTmaterials @QUT @KITKarlsruhe @Cluster3DMM2O

Our new 2023 group photos for our @QUT @QUTmaterials and @KIT @Cluster3DMM2O nodes are live. Thank you for being an amazing cross-continental team - onwards and upwards!

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Well done Peter, for winning the PhD pitch award ⁦@QUTmaterials⁩ ⁦@QUT⁩ Very proud of you.