Prof. Dr. Mark Helm

 
Main Research Fields

RNA modifications, Modified Nucleoside analytics, RNA epigenetics, Phosphoramidite Synthesis, Catalytic Nucleic Acids, Therapeutic applications of Nucleic Acids, Nanoparticular Formulation of siRNA, in vivo Imaging of siRNA, RNA Single Molecule FRET, Force Spectroscopy of Nucleic Acids

Scientific Career

11/1990 - 11/1994  University of Würzburg, Diploma Program in Chemistry
9/1995  Diplom-Chemiker: (eq. M.Sc.)
10/1995 - 6/1999  Ph.D. Thesis IBMC du CNRS, Strasbourg, France, R.Giegé & C.Florentz
6/1999  Graduation with highest honors
10/1999 - 9/2001 Postdoc at the California Institute of Technology, with G. Attardi
11/2001 - 9/2002 Postdoc at the Institute for Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, A. Jäschke, V. Erdmann
10/2002 independent Head of research group (C1) IPMB Heidelberg University
4/2008 Privatdozent (eq. Lecturer) for Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biochemistry
Since 2008 Board Member of the Study Group “RNA Biochemistry” of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)
3/2009 Offer of Professorship (W2) for Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Mainz- accepted
Since 10/2009 Associate Professor (W2) Pharmaceutical Chemistry
12/2009 Offer of Professorship (W2) for Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Kiel - declined
Since 2011 Member of the commission of experts of the Institute for Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Proficiency examination (IMPP)
Since 2011 Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports
Since 2012 Head of the Study Group “RNA Biochemistry” of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)


Scholarships, Awards and Honors

1996  Student Award of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy Würzburg
1/1996 - 8/1996 Student Award of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy Würzburg
9/1996 - 8/1999 Marie-Curie Fellow of the EC
10/1999 - 9/2001 Fellow of the HFSPO (Human Frontiers Science Program Organization)
2006 Junior Scientist Award of the Rotary Club Heidelberg

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