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Dirk Trauner

Prof. Dr. Dirk Trauner

Regular member MCN, GSN associate faculty


Head Chemical Genetics and Chemical Biology, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Dept. Chemistry
Chemical Biology
Butenandtstr. 5-13
D-81377 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-77800
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-77972


Further Information

Research focus: Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry — Total synthesis of bioactive natural products, synthetic methodology, and chemical neurobiology

Key words: Functional imaging, biophysics, engineering

Selected publications:

Hager D, Mayer P, Paulitz C, Tiebes J and Trauner D. (2012) Stereoselective total syntheses of herbicidin C and aureonuclemycin through late-stage glycosylation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51: 6525–6528.

Hog DT, Mayer P and Trauner DJ. (2012) A unified approach to trans-hydrindane sesterterpenoids. Org. Chem. 77: 5838-5843.

Hog DT, Webster R and Trauner D. (2012) Synthetic approaches toward sesterterpenoids" Nat. Prod. Rep. 2012, 29, 752-779.

Matveenko M, Liang G, Lauterwasser EMW, Zubia E and Trauner D. (2012) A total synthesis prompts the structure revision of haouamine B. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134: 9291–9295.

Polosukhina A, Litt J, Tochitsky I, Nemargut J, Sychev Y, De Kouchkovsky I, Huang T, Borges K, Trauner D, Van Gelder RN and Kramer RH. (2012) Photochemical restoration of visual responses in blind mice. Neuron 75: 271-282.