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I'm a scientist currently working in the group of Stefan Weber in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

ResearcherID: D-5249-2012

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2913-0004

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Employment

since 04/2017
project co-leader, International Research Training Group (IRTG) „Soft Matter Science“ (DFG GRK 1642/2).
Project “Structural models of semiconducting polymers”, joint with M. Brinkmann and P. Samorì, Strasbourg
since 04/2016
Habilitant and project leader, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
DFG project, title: “Time-resolved EPR for probing ordering in conjugated polymers and primary processes of charge generation in organic electronic devices”
Desription on DFG website
04/2013-03/2016
Postdoctoral research fellow, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
10/2012-03/2013
Postdoctoral research fellow, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
DFG stipend
10/2010-09/2012
Postdoctoral visitor, University of Oxford.
DFG stipend, title: “Photoinduced Radical Pairs in Cryptochromes: Possible Candidates for the Magnetic Compass of Migratory Birds”
Project description on DFG website
01/2008-12/2009
Scientific secretary, DFG Collaborative Reserach Centre 498 “Protein Cofactor Interactions”, Freie Universität Berlin.
Desription on DFG website
08/2005-09/2010
Scientific assistant, Freie Universität Berlin.


Funding/Research Projects

since 04/2016
DFG project
“Time-resolved EPR for probing ordering in conjugated polymers and primary processes of charge generation in organic electronic devices”
Desription on DFG website
Where: University of Freiburg
since 11/2017
Grant from Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg
“Electronic structure of organic semiconductors: comparing optical and EPR-spectroscopic investigations”
02/2017–12/2017
Innovationsfonds Project
“Electronic structure of organic semiconductors: a systematic approach from building blocks to polymers”
Where: University of Freiburg
07/2016–06/2017
Grant from Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg
“Direction of charge transfer in conjugated polymers: Insights from time-resolved EPR spectroscopy using linearly polarised laser radiation”
Where: University of Freiburg
07/2016–02/2017
Innovationsfonds Project
“From molecule to device: correlating microscopic properties with macroscopic device efficiency by EPR spectroscopy”
Where: University of Freiburg
10/2012-03/2013
DFG Return Stipend
Where: University of Freiburg
10/2010-09/2012
DFG Stipend
“Photoinduced Radical Pairs in Cryptochromes: Possible Candidates for the Magnetic Compass of Migratory Birds”
Project description on DFG website
Where: University of Oxford, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, bei Prof. Peter J. Hore.


Education

08/2005-05/2009
Ph.D. thesis, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Freie Universität Berlin.
02/2005
Diplom in Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
05/2004-02/2005
Diploma thesis, Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik, Berlin.
10/1998-02/2005
Diploma degree programme Biology, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin.


Publications

2018
Deborah L. Meyer, Rukiya Matsidik, Daniele Fazzi, Michael Sommer, Till Biskup
Probing Exciton Delocalisation in Organic Semiconductors: Insight from Time-Resolved Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Magnetophotoselection Experiments
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9:7026–7031, 2018
Yuqi Hou, Till Biskup, Stephan Rein, Zhijia Wang, Laura Bussotti, Nino Russo, Paolo Foggi, Jianzhang Zhao, Mariangela Di Donato, Gloria Mazzone, Stefan Weber
Spin−Orbit Charge Recombination Intersystem Crossing in Phenothiazine−Anthracene Compact Dyads: Effect of Molecular Conformation on Electronic Coupling, Electronic Transitions, and 4 Electron Spin Polarizations of the Triplet States
J. Phys. Chem. C, in press
Clemens Matt, Deborah L. Meyer, Florian Lombeck, Michael Sommer, Till Biskup
Different Routes Towards Triplet States in Organic Semiconductors: Direct S0→T Excitation Probed by Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy
Mol. Phys., in press
Younghun Shin, Matteo Massetti, Hartmut Komber, Till Biskup, Diego Nava, Guglielmo Lanzani, Mario Caironi, Michael Sommer
Improving Miscibility of a Naphthalene Dimide-Bithiophene Copolymer With n-Type Dopants Through the Incorporation of “Kinked” Monomers
Adv. Electron. Mater., in press
Diego Nava, Younghun Shin, Matteo Massetti, Xuechen Jiao, Till Biskup, Madan Sangarashettyhalli Jagadeesh, Alberto Calloni, Lamberto Duò, Guglielmo Lanzani, Christopher McNeill, Michael Sommer, Mario Caironi
Drastic Improvement of Air Stability in an n-type Doped Naphtalene-diimide Polymer by Thionation
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 1:4626–4634, 2018
Clemens Matt, Deborah L. Meyer, Florian Lombeck, Michael Sommer, Till Biskup
TBT Entirely Dominates the Electronic Structure of the Conjugated Copolymer PCDTBT: Insights from Time-Resolved Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Macromolecules 51:4341, 2018
Deborah L. Meyer, Rukiya Matsidik, Michael Sommer, Till Biskup
Electronic Structure Trumps Planarity: Unexpected Narrow Exciton Delocalisation in PNDIT2 Revealed by Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy
Adv. Electron. Mater. 4:1700385
Deborah L. Meyer, Rukiya Matsidik, Sven Huettner, Michael Sommer, Till Biskup
Solvent-Mediated Aggregate Formation of PNDIT2: Decreasing the Available Conformational Subspace by Introducing Locally Highly Ordered Domains
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20:2716–2723, 2018
Hervorgehoben als Teil der 2018 PCCP HOT Articles
David Kiefer, Alexander Giovannitti, Hengda Sun, Till Biskup, Anna Hofmann, Marten Koopmans, Camila Cendra, Stefan Weber, L. Jan Anton Koster, Eva Olsson, Jonathan Rivnay, Simone Fabiano, Iain McCulloch, Christian Müller
Enhanced n-Doping Efficiency of a Naphthalenediimide Based Copolymer Through Polar Side Chains for Organic Thermoelectrics
ACS Energy Lett. 3:278–285, 2018
2017
Deborah L. Meyer, Florian Lombeck, Sven Huettner, Michael Sommer, Till Biskup
Direct S0→T Excitation of a Conjugated Polymer Repeat Unit: Unusual Spin-Forbidden Transitions Probed by Time-Resolved Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8:1677–1682, 2017.
Dean M. W. Sheppard, Jing Li, Kevin B. Henbest, Simon R. T. Neil, Kiminori Maeda, Jonathan Storey, Erik Schleicher, Till Biskup, Ryan Rodriguez, Stefan Weber, P. J. Hore, Christiane R. Timmel, Stuart R. Mackenzie
Millitesla magnetic field effects on the photocycle of an animal cryptochrome
Sci. Rep., 7:42228, 2017.
2015
Till Biskup, Michael Sommer, Stephan Rein, Deborah L. Meyer, Markus Kohlstädt, Uli Würfel, Stefan Weber
Ordering of PCDTBT Revealed by Time-Resolved Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Its Triplet Excitons
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54:7707–7710, 2015.
Till Biskup, Michael Sommer, Stephan Rein, Deborah L. Meyer, Markus Kohlstädt, Uli Würfel, Stefan Weber
Zeitaufgelöste Elektronenspinresonanz-Spektroskopie an Triplett-Exzitonen deckt Ordnung von PCDTBT auf
Angew. Chem., 127:7819–7822, 2015.
Tobias Weinert, Simona G. Huwiler, Johannes W. Kung, Sina Weidenweber, Petra Hellwig, Hans-Joachim Stärk, Till Biskup, Stefan Weber, Julien J. H. Cotelesage, Graham N. George, Ulrich Ermler, Matthias Boll
Structural basis of enzymatic benzene ring reduction
Nat. Chem. Biol., 11:586–591, 2015.
2014
Alpha A. Lee, Jason C. S. Lau, Hannah J. Hogben, Till Biskup, Daniel R. Kattnig, P. J. Hore
Alternative radical pairs for cryptochrome-based magnetoreception
J. R. Soc. Interface, 11:20131016, 2014.
2013
Till Biskup
Time-resolved EPR of radical pair intermediates in cryptochromes
Mol. Phys., 111:3698–3703, 2013.
Emrys W. Evans, Charlotte A. Dodson, Kiminori Maeda, Till Biskup, C. J. Wedge, Christiane R. Timmel
Magnetic field effects in flavoproteins and related systems
Interface Focus, 3:20130037, 2013.
Till Biskup, Bernd Paulus, Asako Okafuji, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Stefan Weber, Erik Schleicher
Variable Electron-Transfer Pathways in an Amphibian Cryptochrome: Tryptophan versus Tyrosine-Based Radical Pairs
J. Biol. Chem., 288:9249–9260, 2013.
Till Biskup, James R. Norris, Asako Okafuji, Antony R. Marino, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Erik Schleicher, Stefan Weber
Characterization of light-induced spin-correlated radical pairs in cryptochromes – Basis for a magnetic compass?
in “Flavins and Flavoproteins 2011”, S. Miller, R. Hille, B. Palfey (Editors), Lulu.com (2013), Raleigh, NC, pp. 385–396
2012
Hannah J. Hogben, Till Biskup, P. J. Hore
Entanglement and sources of magnetic anisotropy in radical pair-based avian magnetoreceptors
Phys. Rev. Lett., 109:220501, 2012.
Jan Behrends, Andreas Sperlich, Alexander Schnegg, Till Biskup, Christian Teutloff, Klaus Lips, Vladimir Dyakonov, Robert Bittl
Direct detection of photoinduced charge transfer complexes in polymer fullerene blends
Phys. Rev. B, 85:125206, 2012.
Kiminori Maeda, Alexander J Robinson, Kevin Henbest, Hannah J Hogben, Till Biskup, Margaret Ahmad, Erik Schleicher, Stefan Weber, Christiane R. Timmel, Peter J Hore
Magnetically sensitive light-induced reactions in cryptochrome are consistent with its proposed role as a magnetoreceptor
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109:4774–4779, 2012.
Highlighted in “In this issue”.
2011
Till Biskup, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Sebastian Krapf, Thorsten Koslowski, Erik Schleicher, Stefan Weber
Unexpected Electron Transfer in Cryptochrome Identified by Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50(52):12647–12651, 2011.
Till Biskup, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Sebastian Krapf, Thorsten Koslowski, Erik Schleicher, Stefan Weber
Identifikation unerwarteter Elektronentransferpfade im Cryptochrom durch zeitaufgelöste Elektronenspinresonanz-Spektroskopie
Angew. Chem., 123(52):12858–12862, 2011.
2010
Stefan Weber, Till Biskup, Asako Okafuji, Antony Marino, Thomas Berthold, Gerhard Link, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Erik Schleicher, James R. Norris
Origin of light-induced spin-correlated radical pairs in cryptochrome
J. Phys. Chem. B, 114:14745-14754, 2010.
Asako Okafuji, Till Biskup, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Gebhard Kaiser, Alfred Batschauer, Adelbert Bacher, Jun Hidema, Mika Teranishi, Kazuo Yamamoto, Erik Schleicher, Stefan Weber.
Light-induced Activation of Class II Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimer Photolyases.
DNA Repair, 9:495–505, 2010.
2009
Till Biskup, Erik Schleicher, Asako Okafuji, Gerhard Link, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Stefan Weber.
Direct observation of a photoinduced radical-pair intermediate in a cryptochrome DASH blue-light photoreceptor.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48(2):404-407, 2009.
Till Biskup, Erik Schleicher, Asako Okafuji, Gerhard Link, Kenichi Hitomi, Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Stefan Weber.
Direkte Detektion eines lichtinduzierten Radikalpaars in einem Cryptochrom-Blaulichtrezeptor.
Angew. Chem., 121:411-415, 2009.
2006
Uta Joos, Till Biskup, Oliver Ernst, Ines Westphal, Cristina Gherasim, Rudolf Schmidt, Klaus Edinger, Götz Pilarczyk, Claus Duschl.
Investigation of cell adhesion to structured surfaces using total internal reflection fluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscopy.
EurJCellBiol, 85:225-228, 2006.


Ph.D. thesis
Elektronenspinresonanz an paramagnetischen Intermediaten blaulichtaktiver Flavoproteine
(Electron spin resonance on paramagnetic intermediates of blue-light active flavoproteins)
Freie Universität Berlin, 2009
Diploma thesis
Biochemische Modifikation von Oberflächen und mikroskopische Untersuchung des Einflusses auf Kulturzellen
(Biochemical modification of surfaces and microscopic investigation of its influence to cultured cells)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2005


Presentations and posters

2018
Exciting Insights Into Organic Semiconductors: Lessons Learned From Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy
Tag der Forschung, Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, 13.07.2018 (talk)
Piggybacking On Triplet States Provides Exciting Insights Into Organic Semiconductors: What TREPR Teaches Us About Electronic Structure, Morphology, and Flexibility of Conjugated Polymers
Universität Bayreuth, 12.07.2018 (invited talk)
Structure–Function Relationship of Organic Semiconductors: An EPR Spectroscopist’s Perspective
Fachbereich Physik, FU Berlin, 26.06.2018 (invited talk)
The Path to Enlightenment: What TREPR Teaches Us About Electronic Structure, Morphology, and Flexibility of Conjugated Polymers
51st RSC ESR Conference London, UK, April 9, 2018 (talk)
Electronic Structure of Organic Semiconductors: Detailed Insights From Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy
IRTG Soft Matter Science (SoMaS), Freiburg, January 31, 2018 (invited talk)
2017
The Path to Enlightenment: What TREPR Teaches Us About Electronic Structure, Morphology, and Flexibility of Conjugated Polymers
15th International Symposium on Spin and Magnetic Field Effects in Chemistry and Related Phenomena, September 2017 (poster)
Direct S0→T excitation of a conjugated polymer repeat unit: Unusual spin-forbidden transitions probed by TREPR spectroscopy
15th International Symposium on Spin and Magnetic Field Effects in Chemistry and Related Phenomena, September 2017 (poster)
Probing Morphology, Electronic Structure, and Triplet Routes: The Case for Time-Resolved EPR in Organic Electronics
IRTG Soft Matter Science (SoMaS) Summer School 2017: Organic Electronics, Mittelwihr, Frankreich, July 5, 2017 (talk)
Probing Morphology, Electronic Structure, and Triplet Routes: The Case for Time-Resolved EPR in Organic Electronics
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, May 23, 2017 (invited talk)
2016
Shedding Light on Fundamental Aspects of Organic Electronics: The Case for Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy
EPR Minisymposium, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim/Ruhr, October 28, 2016 (invited talk)
Shedding Light on Fundamental Aspects of Organic Electronics: The Case for Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy
Tag der Forschung, Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, July 8, 2016 (invited talk)
Light-energy conversion in OPV materials – How EPR can help elucidate key aspects of charge generation in solar cells
The 49th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Essex, Colchester, April 3–7, 2016 (invited talk)
2015
Light–Energy Conversion in OPV Materials – How EPR Can Help Elucidate Key Aspects of Charge Generation In Solar Cells
CNRS, Strasbourg, March 19, 2015 (invited talk)
Light-Energy Conversion in OPV Materials - How EPR Can Help Elucidate Key Aspects of Charge Generation in Solar Cells
Seminar in der Gruppe von Dr. Uli Würfel am Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum (FMF), Freiburg, February 17, 2015, (talk)
2013
Photoinduced Radical Pairs in Cryptochromes: Possible Candidates for the Magnetic Compass of Migratory Birds
1st Awaji International Workshop on “Electron Spin Science & Technology: Biological and Materials Science Oriented Applications” (1st AWEST 2013), Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan, June 16-18, 2013 (invited talk)
TA and TREPR on Xenopus Cryptochrome: Unravelling Mechanistic Details of a Potential Compass Molecule
The 13th International Symposium on Spin and Magnetic Field Effects in Chemistry and Related Phenomena (Spin Chemistry Meeting), Bad Hofgastein, Austria, April 22-26, 2013 (talk)
2012
Cryptochromes: Potential Compass Molecules with an Unexpected Variety of Electron Transfer Pathways
International Symposium on Integrating Advanced Spectroscopic Tools for Structure and Dynamics of Biological Macromolecular Complexes in vitro and in vivo, Ringberg, Kreuth, Germany December 12-15, 2012
Cryptochromes: Potential compass molecules with an unexpected variety of electron transfer pathways
EUROMAR 2012 Magnetic Resonance Conference, University College Dublin, July 1-5, 2012 (talk)
Cryptochromes: Potential Compass Molecules with an Unexpected Variety of Electron Transfer Pathways
The 45th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Manchester, March 25-29, 2012 (talk)
2011
Origin of Light-Induced Spin-Correlated Radical Pairs in Cryptochromes
Morino Lecture and International Workshop “Spectroscopy on Photoinduced Functions of Electrons and Spins in Biology and Material Science”, Tokyo, October 13, 2011
Origin of Light-induced Spin-Correlated Radical Pairs in Cryptochromes
EUROMAR Magnetic Resonance Conference, Frankfurt/Main, August 21-25, 2011
Electron Transfer in proteins of the photolyase/cryptochrome family: Light-induced radical-pair formation is more complex than initially anticipated
17th International Symposium on Flavins & Flavoproteins, Berkeley, CA, July 24-29, 2011
Electron transfer in photolyases and cryptochromes: Light-induced radical-pair formation is more complex than initially anticipated
The 12th International Symposium on Spin and Magnetic Field Effects in Chemistry and Related Phenomena (Spin Chemistry Meeting), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 15-20, 2011
Electron Transfer in proteins of the photolyase/cryptochrome family: Light-induced radical-pair formation is more complex than initially anticipated
The 44th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, York, April 3-7, 2011
2010
Origin of light-induced spin-correlated radical pairs in cryptochrome
DFG-Meeting “New Frontiers in Electron Spin Resonance Methodology”
Hirschegg, September 8-12, 2010
Electron transfer in proteins of the photolyase/cryptochrome family. Light-induced radical-pair formation is more complex than initially anticipated
FOR526 Meeting, Frauenchiemsee, March 14-17, 2010
Hunting for a Reaction Mechanism of Cryptochromes: What can EPR Spectroscopy Contribute?
Oxford CAESR Symposium, Oxford University, February 3, 2010 (talk)
2009
Electron transfer reactions in photolyases studied by electron paramagnetic resonance and optical spectroscopy
International Symposium of the Collaborative Research Center Sfb-498 Protein-Cofactor Interactions in Biological ProcessesSfb-Symposium, Berlin, September 13-16, 2009
Diversity Despite High Structural Conservation: Intraprotein Electron Transfer in Cryptochromes Probed by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
The 11th International Symposium on Spin and Magnetic Field Effects in Chemistry and Related Phenomena (Spin Chemistry Meeting), St. Catharines, August 9-14, 2009
EPR on Functional Relevant Paramagnetic Intermediates in Blue–Light Active Flavoproteins
FOR526 Meeting, Staufen im Breisgau, April 3, 2009 (talk)
2008
Reactive intermediates in the blue-light induced response of cryptochromes
German Biophysical Society Meeting Berlin, September 28-October 1, 2008
Electron paramagnetic resonance on functional relevant paramagnetic intermediates in blue-light active flavoproteins.
GlobalCOE Summer School, Sendai, Japan, August 18-21, 2008 (talk)
Reactive Intermediates in the Blue–Light Induced Response of Cryptochromes
The 17th International Symposium on Flavins & Flavoproteins, Jaca, Spain, June 9-12, 2008
Reactive intermediates in the blue-light induced response of cryptochromes
FOR526 Meeting, Kloster Strahlfeld, April 9-11, 2008 (talk)
2007
International Symposium of the Collaborative Research Center Sfb-498 Protein-Cofactor Interactions in Biological Processes, Berlin, September 16-19, 2007


Awards

2012
The MRC award for young scientists by John Wiley & Sons
EUROMAR 2012 Magnetic Resonance Conference
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