Jonathan Franke


Jonathan Franke

After spending the first 18 years of my life in Dresden, I started studying Biotechnical Chemistry at the TU Ilmenau. In the Master "Chemical Biology" in Jena, I specialized in the production and use of chemical tools in biological systems. In my final thesis, I investigated the mechanism of a natural product biosynthesis step in Christian Hertweck's laboratory at HKI Jena. In May 2022, I moved to Berlin to do research as a PhD candidate in Prof. Hackenberger's lab. In my project, I am working on making peptide electrophiles intracellularly available using cell-penetrating peptides. Outside the lab, I love doing sports, enjoy cooking and discovering the diversity of Berlin.

Chemical Biology

Hackenberger Group