Dr. Sidney Becker

Dr. Sidney Becker

Max Planck Research Group Leader

The principles of molecular Evolution




2013– 2018

Doctoral student, LMU Munich, Germany, Reserach Advisor: Prof. Dr. Carell 



Master of Science: Organic Chemistry & Corporate Finance
Prof. Dr. John Robinson, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
„Bacterial RNase P a possible drug target for peptidomimetic compounds“

Current Position

2021 - now
Max Planck Research Group Leader, Max PlanckInstitute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Previous Positions


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Group of Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
 Project: “modified bases in the genome”
Development of new concepts for sequencing of DNA modifications


2018 – 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell, LMU Munich, Germany
Subgroup leader prebiotic chemistry


2013 – 2018

Research Associate, 
Group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell, LMU Munich, Germany
Project: “origin of RNA building blocks on early Earth


06/2013 – 07/2013

Research Associate
Group of Prof. Dr. John Robinson, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Project: “cyclic peptides as RNase P Inhibitors”

Fellowships and Awards

2021               NRW Postdoc Return Program
2021               RWTH Junior principal investigator fellowship (declined)
2021               Max-Planck Research Group Leader (“free-floater program”)
2020               Marie Curie Individual Fellowship
2017               Travel Award, Center for Nanoscience, Munich
2016               Poster Award, Orchem 2016

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