Prof. Dr. Jennifer Nina Andexer - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizewinner 2018
Chemical Biology, University of Freiburg
Jennifer Nina Andexer
© DFG/Fotograf Klaus Polkowski
As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, Jennifer Nina Andexer belonged to one of the leading working groups in chemical biology, where she was able to comprehensively expand her technical and methodological expertise. In 2011, she was appointed junior professor at the University of Freiburg, a post she still holds. Since then, Andexer has consistently developed the interdisciplinary aspect of her work, tackling ambitious topics in the adjacent fields of enzymology, biochemistry and biocatalysis. Her work on chorismatases and especially SAM-dependent enzymes has won wide recognition in the field. Andexer’s outstanding and creative research results recently enabled her to obtain an ERC Starting Grant to carry out further work on methyltransferases.