After having performed undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry at Heidelberg University (2007–2012), Dr. Storch joined the group of Prof. Trapp for his doctorate (2016). There, he worked on the development of stereodynamic ligands and their application in self-amplifying catalysis. Subsequently, he moved to Yale for postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Miller (2016–2018) with a focus on quinone redox-interconversion and peptide ligands for site-selective catalysis. Since 2019 he is a research group leader at TUM.
Dr. Storch (b. 1988) conducts research in the area of site- and stereoselective catalysis. In this context, his work is centered around using flavin-based catalysts that are capable of excelling in a variety of different chemical transformations with non-covalent interactions being key to controlling the catalytically active center. Besides fundamental interest in these new catalytic reactions, catalyst design is performed with the aim for modification of organic compounds of increasing complexity with a focus on peptide natural products.