Dr Andreas Greb

DSC_0068Andreas  carried out his general chemistry studies at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. In 2007 he was appointed to an Erasmus/Sokrates fellowship. He did a research stay in the group of Prof. Trond Ulven at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, where he discovered his interest in the field of organic synthesis. Andreas graduated from the Institute of Organic- and Biochemistry by working on the formal total synthesis of (±)‑fragranol supervised by Prof. Andreas Gansäuer.

In 2009, he joined the research group of Prof. Dieter Enders at RWTH Aachen University and completed his PhD in organic chemistry in the field of organocatalytic asymmetric cascade reactions.

Later he moved the northern part of the Netherlands where he was working for a Custom Research Organisation, Syncom. After a short stay at the CAT Catalytic Center in Aachen he came to Cambridge and in January 2016, Andreas was appointed to a Pfizer-funded postdoctoral position in the Ley group where he is working within the Open Innovation Programme. His work is focussed on the discovery of new avenues for chemical methods in batch and continuous flow.

Contact: ag907 @cam.ac.uk


Asymmetric synthesis of gonioheptolide A analogues via an organocatalytic aldol reaction as the key step D. Enders, S. David, K. Deckers, A. Greb, G. Raabe Synthesis 2012, 44, 3483-3488

Quadruple domino organocatalysis: an asymmetric aza-Michael/Michael/Michael/aldol reaction sequence leading to tetracyclic indole structures with six stereocenters D. Enders, A. Greb, K. Deckers, P. Seelig, C. Merkens Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 10226-10229

Organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of polyfunctionalized 3-(cyclohexenylmethyl)-indoles via a quadruple domino Friedel-Crafts-type/Michael/Michael/aldol condensation reaction D. Enders, C. A. Wang, M. Mukanova, A. Greb Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 2447-2449

Asymmetric synthesis of 2,3,4-trisubstituted functionalised Tetrahydrofurans via an organocatalytic Michael addition as key step D. Enders, C. A. Wang, A. Greb Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 987-992

Formal total synthesis of (±)-fragranol via template catalyzed 4-exo cyclization A. Gansaeuer, A. Greb, I. Huth, D. Worgull, K. Knebel Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 10791‑10796