Researcher in Laboratory © HIPS

Dr Sebastian Götze


Sebastian completed his studies in biomedical chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz with a thesis in the group of Prof. Horst Kunz on gold-catalyzed glycosylations. He then received his doctorate from the Free University of Berlin in the group of Prof. Peter H. Seeberger. He was honored with the Otto Hahn Medal in 2014 for his work in carbohydrate chemistry and vaccine development. Further postdoctoral work took him into the world of natural product research and microbiology (Prof. Pierre Stallforth, HKI in Jena) as well as chemical biology and cell biology (Prof. Motonari Uesugi, Kyoto University, JSPS scholarship). As a scientific consultant at the University of Koblenz Landau, he also gained experience in science management by advising scientists in the area of third-party funding acquisition.

Sebastian will work on the development of technological approaches to identify novel anti-infective natural products and application of synthetic strategies for their diversification.