Philipp Klahn

Bildnachweis: Johan Wingborg/Göteborg


04/2022        Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of Gothenburg

SS 2022         Teaching Assignment, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig

WS 2021-22   Teaching Assignment, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Leibniz Universität Hannover

04/2020        CEO of naconLabs

2017-2022     Independent Research Group Leader, Technische Universität Braunschweig

2015-2017     Senior PostDoc, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) with Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup

2014-2015     PostDoc, Rice University, BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) with Prof. KC Nicolaou

2005-2005     Research Associate, Leadfinding Chemistry, ALTANA Pharma AG



2014             Dr. rer. nat. with Prof. Dr. Stefan F. Kirsch, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

2010             M. Sc. Chemistry, Technische Universität München (TUM)

2008             B. Sc. Chemistry, Technische Universität München 

2005             IHK Laboratory Assistent


Research Interest

Cytotoxic and antimicrobial extracellular-targeted drug-conjugates (EDCs), natural product chemistry, semi- and total synthesis, biology-oriented synthesis, artificial glucosinolates, hybrid antimicrobials, smart fluorescence dyes, chemical probes for cell imaging, surface immobilization of biomolecules


Awards and Fellowships

2023             Winners of the 4th Merck Compound Challenge

2022             EuChems Young Investigator Workshop 2022

2020             Max-Buchner Fellowship

2019             Thieme Journal Award

2018             Appointed member of the Junge BWG (Braunschweigsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft)

2015-2016     Feodor-Lynen-Rückkehr PostDoc Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation

2014-2015     Honorary Member of the GFBU 

2014             GFBU PhD Award 2014, Gesellschaft der Freunde der Bergischen Universität

2014             PhD Award, Verein zur Förderung von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften e. V., BUW

2014             Bayer-PostDoc-Workshop 2014, Parsipenny, NY/US

2014-2015     Feodor-Lynen PostDoc Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation

2010-2012     PhD Fellowship, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

2007-2010     Student Fellowship, Hans-Rudolf Foundation

2005             Best of class 2005, Kerschensteinerschule Stuttgart