Prof. Dr. Kathrin Lang

Prof. Dr.  Kathrin Lang

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Lang

Professur für Chemische Biologie

HCI F 339

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich


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Research area

Kathrin Lang's general research interests lie in the interdisciplinary area between Chemistry and Biology, applying concepts from Organic Chemistry to develop new tools to study and control biological systems. Her group is especially active in enabling and advancing approaches to expand the genetic code and in developing new in vivo chemistries that are amenable to physiological conditions, a combination that is ideally suited to address unmet challenges in studying and manipulating biological processes with a new level of spatial, temporal and molecular precision.

Curriculum Vitae

Kathrin Lang studied Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria where she obtained a PhD in 2008 working on chemically modified RNA to study ribosome catalysis and riboswitch folding. After postdoctoral research in the group of Venki Ramakrishnan on ribosome crystallography and in the lab of Jason Chin on synthetic biology at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge, UK, she was appointed in 2014 as a Rudolf Mössbauer Tenure Track Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where she was tenured and promoted to permanent W3 Professor for Synthetic Biochemistry in 2020. Since April 2021 she is Full Professor of Chemical Biology at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland.



Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2022

Number Unit
529-0731-00L Nucleic Acids and Carbohydrates
529-0733-01L Chemical Biology and Synthetic Biochemistry
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