Nadja A. Simeth studied chemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and graduated in 2014 after working with Morten Grotli at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, for her Master's project. Then, she pursued her doctorate studies with Burkhard König at the University of Regensburg, Germany, as a fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. In 2017, she was a visiting researcher with Maurizio Fagnoni at the PhotoGreenLab at the University of Pavia, Italy. She returned to Regensburg and defended her thesis in summer 2018 with summa cum laude. She afterwards joined the group of Ben L. Feringa at the University of Groningen as a postdoc supported by a Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Humboldt Foundation. In autumn 2021, she was appointed as assistant professor at the University of Göttingen. She is interested in the design of smart drugs, biochemical probes and labels, as well as photoresponsive supramolecular architectures and biohybrid systems.
Awards, Prices, and Grants
2020 First runner-up FSE Postdoc Prize.
2020 CAS Future Leader 2020.
2019 Armin-Buschauer PhD Prize for the best PhD thesis in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Regensburg.
2019 Feodor-Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation.
2015-18 PhD Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
2018 DAAD Travelling Grant to attend the 4th ERC-Grantee conference 2019 in Israel.
2017 Collaborator in the High-Performance Computing (HPC) project code HP10C8U1NY granted by the Italian Consortium CINECA-SCAI.
2015 Dr. Alphons Paulus Study Graduation Award (Best Master's Degree in Chemistry 2014).
2014 Erasmus Fellowship for a 6-month research stay at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.