Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. Till Opatz

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Secretary Ramona Mitschke, Irene Smetana
Office 2.222/02-104
Duesbergweg 10-14
D-55128 Mainz
Tel +49(0)6131-39-22272/-24443
Fax +49(0)6131-39-22338



Scientific Training

  • October 1992 - March 1997: Academic training in Chemistry, University of FrankfurtDiploma thesis with Prof. Dr. Johann Mulzer"Studies on the synthesis of morphinan alkaloids - a formal total synthesis of morphine"
  • May 1997 - January 2001: Doctoral studies with Prof. Dr. Horst Kunz at the University of Mainz"Glucose as a pentavalent chiral scaffold for combinatorial solid phase synthesis"
  • February 2001 - February 2002: Postdoc with Prof. Dr. Rob M. J. Liskamp, University of Utrecht, NiederlandeResearch project: “Combinatorial synthesis of tripodal receptors - a strategy towards novel antibiotics“
  • April 2002 - October 2006: Habilitation at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Mainz"New syntheses with imines of natural and umpoled reactivity"Venia legendi granted in October 2006
  • June 2007 - March 2010: Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg
  • Since April 2010: Professor of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz


  • 1997 - 1999: Kekulé scholarship of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie"
  • 2001 - 2002: Marie Curie scholarship of the European Union


  • 1992: Bronze medal at the 24th International Chemistry Olympiad in Pittsburgh/USA
  • 2001: Dissertation prize of the University of Mainz
  • 2003: Prize of the "Emil und Paul Müller-Gedächtnisstiftung"
  • 2003: Thieme Journal Award
  • since 2013: Adjunct professor, University of Alabama