Ronja Otter (PhD student)


Lab: 2224.02.125

Office: 2224.02.135

Phone: 39-23873




Research Topic:

Supramolecular Polymer-Peptide Conjugates


Curriculum Vitae:

Since 07/2016 Ph.D. student in the group of Prof. Pol Besenius, JGU Mainz
12/2015 - 05/2016 Master thesis in the Group of Prof. Pol Besenius, JGU Mainz
2014 - 2016 Master of Science in Biomedical Chemistry, JGU Mainz
2014 - 2015 Exchange Student in the Group of Prof. Gregory Tew, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
2014 Bachelor thesis in the group of Prof. Rudolf Zentel, JGU Mainz
2011 - 2014 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Chemistry, JGU Mainz
2011 Abitur, Frauenlob-Gymnasium, Mainz



[4] Kinetically Controlled Stepwise Self-Assembly of Au(I)-Metallopeptides in Water.
B. Kemper, L. Zengerling, D. Spitzer, R. Otter, T. Bauer, P. Besenius*,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 534-537. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08189.

[3] Folding Induced Supramolecular Assembly into pH-Responsive Nanorods with a Protein Repellent Shell.
R. Otter§, K. Klinker§, D. Spitzer, M. Schinnerer, M. Barz*, P. Besenius*,
Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 401-404. DOI: 10.1039/c7cc08127h.                                                                       (§ these authors contributed equally)

[2] Increased hydrophobic block length of PTDMs promotes protein internalization.
C. M. Backlund, F. Sgolastra, R. Otter, L. M. Minter, T. Takeuchi, S. Futakid and G. N. Tew*,
Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 7514-7521. DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01615D.

[1] Optimal Hydrophobicity in Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Based Protein Mimics Required for siRNA Internalization.
B. M. deRonde, N. D. Posey, R. Otter, L. M. Caffrey, L. M. Minter, G. N. Tew*,
Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 1969-1977. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00138.