My research is focused on the design of new (metallo)enzymes based on de novo protein scaffolds. I am using quantum chemical calculations of the reaction mechanism and of the active site to guide the design efforts through added chemical intuition.
My background is in organometallic chemistry where I have combined experimental and computational methods to perform fundamental studies in Pd- and Ni-catalysis. These insights were then used to develop new synthetic methodology to address the challenges of chemoselectivity, sustainability and general and reliable applicability.
University of Tartu (Estonia), BSc and MSc in Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University (Germany), PhD in Organic and Computational Chemistry