Johannes was born in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. He attended Basel University, Switzerland, where he earned his B.Sc. in 2011. In 2012 he performed his Master’s research in the group of Professor Donna G. Blackmond at The Scripps Research Institute and obtained his M.Sc from Basel University. Before he started his PhD with Professor Thorsten Bach at TU München, he worked for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research for 6 months. In 2016 he received his PhD for his work on C−H activation and pyrrole synthesis. In February 2017 he moved to Indiana University to work with Professor Brown on natural product synthesis as a postdoctoral fellow. Johannes is passionate about football (the one with the round ball), skiing and German beers.
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