Dr. Michael Henze


Michael Henze studied chemistry at the University of Leipzig and recieved his Diploma in 2006 on the topic „Lewis-Säure katalysierte Ringöffnung von meso-Aziridinen“.

In the same year he joined the research group of Prof. Dr. Ludger Wessjohann at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle (Saale) for his Ph.D. studies.

After finishing the research of his Ph.D. thesis on „Synthese von Peptoidischen Dendrimeren“ he joined the research group of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe at the IMTEK in Freiburg for postdoctoral studies in july 2011.

He became project leader in this group shortly after, in 2012.


Research interests


  • Interaction of biomolecules and cells with polymer networks
  • Development of novel polymer crosslinkers
  • Responsive polymer coatings




Scientific profiles





  • Wessjohann, L. A., Henze, M., Kreye, O., Rivera, D.; Patent EP2563847 (A1), 2013, „MCR Dendrimere“.
  • van Berkel, S.S., Brauch, S., Gabriel, L., Henze, M., Stark, S., Vasilev, D., Wessjohann, L.A., Abbas, M., Westermann, B. Traceless tosylhydrazone-based triazole formation: a metal-free alternative to strain-promoted azide-alkyne cycloaddition Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5343.
  • Brauch, S., Henze, M., Osswald, B., Naumann, K., Wessjohann, L.A., van Berkel, S.S., Westermann, B. Fast and efficient MCR-based synthesis of clickable rhodamine tags for protein profiling Org. Biomol. Chem. 10, 958-965, (2012)
  • Henze, M., Kreye, O., Brauch, S., Nitsche, C., Naumann, K., Wessjohann, L. A., Westermann, B., „Photoaffinity-Labeled peptoids and depsipeptides by multicomponent reactions“, Synthesis, 2010, 2997.
  • Peruncheralathan S., Henze M., Schneider C. „Indium(III) Chloride-Catalyzed Thiolysis of meso-Aziridines“, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 6743.
  • Peruncheralathan S., Henze M., Schneider C. „Sc(OTf)3-Catalyzed Aminolysis of meso-Aziridines“, Synlett 2007, 2289.





Dr. Michael Henze
University of Freiburg - IMTEK
Department of Microsystems Engineering
Laboratory for Chemistry & Physics of Interfaces

Georges-Köhler-Allee 103
D-79110 Freiburg


Tel. ++49 (0)761 / 203-95104
Fax ++49 (0)761 / 203-7162
email: michael.henze@imtek.uni-freiburg.de



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