Dr. Gerald Dräger

Dr. Gerald Dräger
Address
Schneiderberg 1B
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
045
Address
Schneiderberg 1B
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
045
Positions
Management
Department for Mass Spectrometry
Safety Officers
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Representatives for research staff
Faculty Council, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Scientific Staff Deputy Representatives
Examination Board Chemistry (BSc / MSc)
Research Staff
Section Synthetic Chemistry

MAIN RESEARCH FOCUS

The main focus is on synthetic modular systems for the functionalization of polysaccharides (hyaluronic acid, alginate, dextran, pullulan, glycogen, lentinan and carboxymethylcellulose) with "clickable" aldehyde and hydrazide groups as well as other bioorthogonal coupling methods. This allows hydrogels to be generated in vivo by simply mixing the components. Moreover, the "clickable" polysaccharide can be orthogonally decorated with bioactive ligands such as cyclic RGD pentapeptides as cell adhesion factors. Through this, a hydrogel library can be prepared based on a wide variety of polysaccharides.

In addition, mass spectrometric methods are used for the purification and identification of plant and marine metabolites in various collaborative projects.

TEACHING COURSES

Winter term:

  • Biogenesis of Natural Products (LifeScience)
  • Development of a research project
  • Seminar for doctoral students and master graduates

Summer term:

  • Glycoscience
  • Organic mass spectrometry (M.Sc. Chemie)
  • Mass spectrometry (M.Sc. Molekulare Mikrobiologie)
  • Phytopharmaceuticals (part mass spectrometry, M.Sc. LifeScience)
  • Instrumental Methods 2 (MS, UV spectroscopy, chromatography)
  • Organic Chemistry Practical Course 2 (B.Sc. Chemie)
  • Organic Chemistry Practical Course 1b (B.Sc. Biochemie)
  • Development of a research project
  • Seminar for doctoral students and master graduates

Further information about the courses can be found in the course catalog or here in Stud.IP.