Charles Loh

Charles Loh

Research Group Leader, Chemical Biology

Dazzling Synthesis with Creativity, Targeting Bioactivity with Flair



Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Research advisor: Prof Dr. Mark Lautens

PhD in Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University (summa cum laude), Aachen (Germany) Research advisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dieter Enders

Master of Science (Industrial Chemistry), Technische Universität München and National University of Singapore (Joint-Programme) Research advisor: Dr. Nicolle Langer

Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Chemistry, 1st Class Honours), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Current Positions

2016 - now
Group Leader, Department of Chemical Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund (Germany)

Fellowships and Awards

Liebig Fellow (Fonds der Chemische Industrie), Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (Germany)

  • National University of Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship (2004-2008)
  • Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Book Prize (2005)
  • Sugar Industry of Singapore Book Prize (2005)
  • DAAD Scholarship (2005)
  • DUO Singapore Exchange Fellowship (2006)
  • Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Book Prize (2006)
  • Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Gold Medal (2008)
  • Chartered Semiconductor Gold Medal (2008)
  • Singapore National Academy of Science Book Prize (2008)
  • Ang Kok Peng Memorial Award (2006 and 2009)
  • ORCHEM Poster Prize (2012)
  • Borschers Plakatte, RWTH Aachen University (2014)
  • DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2016)
  • Liebig Fellowship der Stiftung Stipendien-Fonds des Verbandes der Chemischen Industrie (External evaluation panel 2016-2019)
  • Positive Evaluation of the Liebig Fellowship (External evaluation panel, extension 2019-2021)
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