Achim Werner


College / University

University of Lübeck

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysical Chemistry




Lab Experience

Various techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, (STD) NMR spectroscopy

Projects / Research

08/2004 - 08/2005: Bachelor's thesis: "Purification and functional characterization of rat ST3Gal II", Institute of Chemistry, University of Lübeck


Blume A, Werner A, Benie AJ, Angulo J, Peters H, Wakarchuk WW, Palcic M, Peters T (2005) Binding of different ligands to sialyltransferases and the human blood group B galactosyltransferase reveal common features of these glycosyltransferases. Glycoconj J, in press

Scholarships / Awards

2005 – 2006: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2005 – 2006: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)
2002 – 2006: Scholarship of the SDW (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft)
1998 – 1999: Scholarship of the German Bundestag and the American Congress: Participation in the 15th German - American Youth Exchange


I am interested in structural and functional analysis of biomolecules, in particular, the study of ligand-receptor interactions and the transfer of this understanding to signaling pathways. I think this program will enable me to deepen and broaden my practical and theoretical knowledge of molecular and structural biology.