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KOERT, Ulrich Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-26970Link: Project A8 (Koert/Dürr)Link: Project A16 (Gottfried/Koert)Link: Project MGK (Koert/Witte)Link: Biography


Organic synthesis of complex molecules (natural products, functional molecules, ion channels, molecular switches), development of selective and efficient synthetic methods

University Education

1994Habilitation in Organic Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg “Synthesis of natural and non-natural oligo-tetrahydrofurans”, mentor: Prof. Dr. R. W. Hoffmann
1989Doctoral degree in Chemistry, J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Dissertation on “Contributions to the Synthesis of (+)-Tylonolide”, thesis advisor: Prof. G. Quinkert
1985Diploma degree in Chemistry, J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt, supervisor: Prof. G. Quinkert
1980-1985Studies in Chemistry, J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt

Professional Experience

since 2013Professor (W3) for Organic Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2013-2016Vice-President for Research, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2001-2013Professor (C4) for Organic Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1996-2001Professor (C4) for Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Humboldt Universität (Berlin)
1996Professor (C3) for Organic Chemistry at the LMU (München)
1995Visiting associate professor University of Wisconsin at Madison
1999-1994Habilitand, Department of Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1988-1990Postdoc, Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg/France, Prof. J.-M. Lehn

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2011Visiting professor at the Osaka-Prefecture University Japan
2005-2006Dean Chemistry Department, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2001Steinhofer Lectureship Universität Freiburg
1998Otto-Bayer Preis

Selected Publications

  1. H.-D. Arndt, A. Knoll, U. Koert
    Cyclohexylether δ-Amino Acids: New Leads for Ion-Channel Selectivity Filters
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 40, 2076 (2001).
  2. H. Wehlan, M. Dauber, M. T. Mujica Fernaud, J. Schuppan, M. E. Juarez Garcia, U. Koert
    Total Synthesis of Apoptolidin
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43, 4597 (2004).
  3. J. R. Pfeifer, P. Reiß, U. Koert
    Crown Ether-Gramicidin Hybrid Ion Channels: Dehydration-Assisted Ion Selectivity
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 501 (2006).
  4. P. T. Daniel, U. Koert, J. Schuppan
    Apoptolidin: induction of apoptosis by a natural product
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 872 (2006), Angew. Chem. 118, 886 (2006).
  5. S. Reitz, M. Cebi, P. Reiß, G. Studnik, U. Linne, U. Koert, L. O. Essen
    Structural and Functional Insights into Synthetically Modified Porins
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 4853 (2009).
  6. C. M. König, B. Gebhardt, C. Schleth, M. Dauber, U. Koert
    Total Synthesis of Phoslactomycin A
    Org. Lett. 11, 2728 (2009).
  7. M. Wohlfahrt, K. Harms, U. Koert
    Asymmetric Allylboration of vic-Tricarbonylcompounds: Total Synthesis of (+)-Awajanomycin
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 8404 (2011), Angew. Chem. 123, 8554 (2011).
  8. T. Burckhardt, K. Harms, U. Koert
    Total Synthesis of Lodopyridone
    Org. Lett. 14, 4674 (2012).
  9. M. Dischmann, T. Frassetto, M. A. Breuning, U. Koert
    Total Synthesis of Isoquinocyclinone
    Chem. Eur. J. 20, 11300 (2014).
  10. J. Roßbach, K. Harms, U. Koert
    α-Crotyl-α-difluoroboranyloxy-amides: Structure and Reactivity of Isolable Intermediates in Stereospecific α-Ketol Rearrangements
    Org. Lett. 17, 3122 (2015).


  1. U. Koert, H. G. Weinig, R. Krauss (Anmelderin AnalytiCon AG), Dekalinderivate zur molekularen Signaltransduktion (PCT/DE00/03161 (2001)).