M. Sc. Laura Grimm

Laura Grimm focuses on the development of a new molecular chemosensor.Bild_LauraGrimm-minmin.jpg



Phone: 0049-(0)721/608-28122

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Office: 0-252

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen




  • Since 05/2021          PostDoc at the Institut of Nanotechnology (INT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany                              

                                     (Emmy Noether Group of Dr. Frank Biedermann)

  • 2018 - 2021              PhD at the Institut of Nanotechnology (INT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany                              

                                     (Emmy Noether Group of Dr. Frank Biedermann)

                                                Title PhD thesis: Capturing and detection of small biomolecules by supramolecular approaches in water and biofluids

  • 2015 – 2017             Chemistry Master's degree at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany 

                                     Title master thesis: First luminescence studies of various lanthanide complexes of the ligand H2bispa2 and                                                                               application-related functionalisation of the ligand for the separation of lanthanides and actinides 

  • 2012 – 2015             Chemistry Bachelor degree at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

                                     Title bachelor thesis: Synthesis and characterisation of a new picolinic acid-based bispidol ligand and its metal complexes


  • Elucidating dissociation activation energies in host-guest assemblies featuring fast exchange dynamics; R. Shusterman-Krush, L. Grimm, L. Avram, F. Biedermann, A. Bar-Shir, Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 865-871.

         This publication was featured as front cover in Chemical Science.

  • Teaching indicators to unravel the kinetic features of host-guest inclusion; A. Prabodh, S. Sinn, L. Grimm, Zsombor Miskolczy, Mónika Megyesi, Lásló Biczók, Stefan Bräse, F. Biedermann, Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 12327-12330.

           This publication was featured as inside front cover in Chemical Communications.

  • Covalent cucurbit[7]uril-dye conjugates for sensing in aqueous saline media and biofluids; C. Hu, L. Grimm, A. Prabodh, A. Baksi, A. Siennicka, P. A. Lekin, M. M. Kappes, F. Biedermann, Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 11142-11153.

        This publication was featured as front cover in Chemical Science

  • Binding affinities of cucurbit[n]urils with cations; L. Grimm, S. Zhang, Z. Miskolczy, L. Bisczók, F. Biedermann, W. Nau, Chem. Commun. 201955, 14131-14134.
  • Ligand-sensitized lanthanide(III) luminescence with octadentate bispidines; F. Braun, P. Comba, L. Grimm, D.-P- Herten, B. Pokrandt, H. Wadepohl, Inorganica Chimica Acta 2019484, 464-468.
  • Synthesis and coordination chemistry of hexadentate picolinic acid-base bispidine ligands; P. Comba, L. Grimm, C. Orvig, K. Rück, H. Wadepohl, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 12531-12543.