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Günter Mayer

Günter Mayer (PI; University of Bonn)

Project(s) involved: Mayer/Möglich


Curriculum vitae Günter Mayer


Birthday: 18. March 1972
Address: Life & Medical Sciences (LIMES)-Institute
Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry Unit
Gerhard-Domagk-Straße 1
53121 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)2 28 / 73 - 4808
Fax +49 (0)2 28 / 73 - 4809

gmayer@uni-bonn.de
www.mayerlab.de

Professor for Chemical Biology & Chemical Genetics (W3), Life & Medical
Sciences (LIMES)-Institute, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn.

Education
1998 – 2001 Dissertation at the LMU Munich and the University of Bonn (summa cum
laude)
1998 Diploma in Chemistry
1992 – 1998 Studies of Chemistry at the LMU Munich
Positions
Since 2012 W3-Professor for Chemical Biology & Chemical Genetics, LIMES Institute,
University of Bonn
2012 Offer of a Full Professor Position in Chemical Biology at the Rjiksuniversiteit
Groningen, The Niederlande (declined).
2011-2013 Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2010 W2-Professor for Chemical Biology & Chemical Genetics, LIMES Institute,
University of Bonn
2009 – 2010 Reader for Translational Biology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
United Kingdom
2009 Venia legendi in Molecular Biomedicine & Chemical Biology at the University
of Bonn
2004 – 2009 Group leader at the University of Bonn, LIMES Institute
2001 – 2004 Head of the Department of Combinatorial Biotechnology and Co-founder of
NascaCell Technologies AG, Munich

Memberships and Awards
ERC Consolidator Grant 2013, Acronym: OptoRibo
Member of GDCh, GBM and OTS


10 most important publications
1. Selective aptamer-based control of intraneuronal signaling. Lennarz S., Alich T.C., Kelly T.,
Blind M., Beck H., und Mayer G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 5369-5373.
2. An aptamer to the MAP kinase insert region. Lennarz S., Heider E., Blind M., und Mayer G.
ACS Chem. Biol., 2015, 10, 320-327.
3. Aptamer-guided caging for selective masking of protein domains. Rohrbach F., Schäfer F.,
Fichte M.A.H., Pfeiffer F., Müller J., Pötzsch B., Heckel A., und Mayer G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013,
52, 1912-1915.
4. Molecular mechanism for inhibition of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 by a selective RNA
aptamer. Tesmer V.M., Lennarz S., Mayer G., und Tesmer J.J. Structure 2012, 20, 1300-1309.
5. Carba-sugars activate the glmS-riboswitch from Staphylococcus aureus. Lünse C.E., Schmidt
M., Wittmann V., und Mayer G. ACS Chem Biol., 2011, 6, 675-678.
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6. Profiling of Active Thrombin in Human Blood by Supramolecular Complexes. Müller J., Becher
T., Braunstein J., Berdel P., Gravius S., Rohrbach F., Oldenburg J., Mayer G., und Pötzsch B. Angew.
Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6076-6078.
7. Fluorescent-activated cell-sorting for aptamer SELEX with composite cells. Mayer G., Ahmed
M.S.L., Dolf A., Endl E., Knolle P., und Famulok M. Nat. Protocols, 2010, 5,1993-2004.
8. Enrichment of cell-targeting and population-specific aptamers by fluorescence-activated cell
sorting. Raddatz M.S.L., Dolf A., Endl E., Knolle P., Famulok M., und Mayer G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2008, 47, 5190-5193.
9. Multi-domain targeting generates a high affinity thrombin-inhibiting bivalent aptamer. Müller J.,
Wulffen B., Pötzsch B., und Mayer G. ChemBioChem, 2007, 8, 2223-2226
10. Light-regulated aptamer: An anti-thrombin aptamer with caged thymidine nucleobases. A.
Heckel, G. Mayer, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 822-823.