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Elmar Weinhold


Dr. sc. nat., Professor of Organic Chemistry


Department of Chemistry

Institute of Organic Chemistry

RWTH Aachen University

Landoltweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany


Tel.: + 49(0)241 80 94044
FAX : + 49(0)241 80 92528







2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

room 204

(building number 2010)

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Professor of Organic Chemistry, Aachen, Germany

2000 - present


In 2000 he obtained his habilitation in bioorganic chemistry and was appointed professor of organic chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University.

His main research activities are in the field of bioorganic chemistry/chemical biology and focus on the development of new molecular tools for functional genomics and proteomics. These tools are mainly based on synthetic S-adenosyl-L-methionine analogues and methyltransferases, a class of enzymes that methylates various substrates like DNA, RNA, proteins and small molecules and serves a broad variety of biological functions ranging from metabolism to epigenetics.


Habilitation, Dortmund, Germany (R. S. Goody)

1993 - 2000


He joined the Department of Physical Biochemistry headed by Prof. Roger Goody, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, and started his independent research on structure-function relationships of DNA methyltransferases.

Postdoc, Cambridge, USA (J. Knowles)

1991 - 1993

He worked as postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Jeremy Knowles at the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Harvard University in Cambridge, USA.

Dr. sc. nat., Zürich, Switzerland (S. A. Benner)


He finished his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Steven Benner at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland.


Diplom (Chemistry), Berlin, Germany (J. Mulzer)



He studied chemistry at the Free University Berlin.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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