Curriculum Vitae
Alexander Breder, PD Dr. sc. ETH Zürich

Alexander Breder was born in 1978 in Halle (Westf.), Germany. In 2005, he received his Diploma degree from Bielefeld University. As an undergraduate, he was working on the synthesis of cyclic peptides via ruthenium-catalyzed ring-closing metathesis in the group of Prof. Norbert Sewald. Subsequently, he moved to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland, where he joined Prof. Erick M. Carreira's research group. During his doctoral studies he was working on the synthesis of marine natural products. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 2009, he joined the group of Prof. Barry M. Trost for a postdoctorate at Stanford University, where he investigated ruthenium-catalyzed domino- and consecutive reactions. Since December 2011, Alexander Breder pursues his independent research career at the Institute for Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry at the Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany.

Contact Information:

Institut fuer Organische
und Biomolekulare Chemie
Tammannstrasse 2
37077 Goettingen
Tel.: 0551 39 33285/33204 (Office/Laboratory)
Email: abreder[at]
Awards & Fellowships
07.2018 ERC Starting Grant – ELDORADO (European Research Council)
09.2017 Award for the "Best Presentation of Early Career Researcher"
(2nd place) at the Satellite Meeting "Thinking the Unthinkable" of the Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2017
12.2016 Seed Funding from the University of Goettingen
11.2015 Dr. Otto Röhm Memorial Foundation Award
09.2015 TCI Lecture Prize 2015
08.2014-present Emmy Noether Program (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
01.2013 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2013
12.2011-07.2014 Liebig-Fellowship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)
12.2009-11.2011 DAAD Postdoc-Fellowship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
05.2006-04.2007 Ph.D. Student Fellowship (Novartis AG)
03.2003-08.2003 ISAP Fellowship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)