Dr. Tanja Gulder (*1978) is interested in the development of novel, environmentally friendly, and economic catalytic systems by emulating nature’s concepts (enzyme mimicking). Thereby, she mainly focuses on the investigation and imitation of metal-containing halogenases with the goal to generate new tools for selective halogenations. The thus obtained methods are used to provide new antibiotic lead structures as well as theranostic implants.
Dr. Gulder studied chemistry at the University of Würzburg where she received her diploma in 2004. After earning her Ph.D. in 2008 at the University of Würzburg, she pursued postdoctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). In late 2010 she started her independent career supported by a Liebig fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie and the Emmy-Noether program of the DFG at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2014 she is a Emmy-Noether research group leader at Technische Universität München.