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We gratefully acknowledge funding from the DFG via the Emmy Noether Programme and the FCI.


  • Larissa receives the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2023
  • Larissa joins the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemSystemsChem (Chemistry Europe)
  • New publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
    Great Collaboration with Jieyu Zheng and Jonathan Nitschke
  • Congratulations to Fabian, Justin, and Jonathan for successfully finishing their Bachelor theses! We wish you all the best for your future endeavours!
  • A warm welcome to our Master's students Anne and Vigan!
  • Larissa receives the 2021 Teaching Award of the faculty.
  • The Krbek Group attends SupraChem 2022 in Mainz.
  • A warm welcome to our Bachelor students Fabian, Jonathan, & Justin!
  • Larissa gets highlighted in the Chemical Science Reviewer Spotlight
  • Larissa is guest editor
    for a Supramolecular Chemistry special issue on first generation supramolecular chemists. Click here for the call for papers.
  • Congratulations to Damiano Tolazzi for successfully finishing his Master's thesis! We wish you all the best for your future endeavours!
  • Congratulations to Ruben Falkenburg for successfully finishing his Master's thesis! We're looking forward to keeping you on as a PhD student!
  • Lidón Pruñonosa Lara joins the group as PhD student!
  • Larissa presents at the 3rd NOAH ITN Summer School:
    Kinetic and Thermodynamic characterisation tools for supramolecular complexes.
  • Larissa talks at the 2021 Systems Chemistry Virtual Symposium.
  • Larissa gets named reviewer of the month for Commun. Chem.
  • Emmy Noether funding officially starts!
    We're exited about all the research, that will be facilitated by this funding and are celebrating over some Italian lunch. 
  • Larissa gets named reviewer of the month by Commun. Chem.
  • Damiano Tolazzi joins the group as Master's student!
  • ChemSystemsMeet was a success!
    A big thanks to everyone involved!
  • Ruben Falkenburg joins the group as Master's student!
  • Max Notheis joins the group as PhD student!
  • Wiebke Rautenberg joins the group as PhD student!
  • New publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
    Another great work with Dong Yang and collaborators from all over the world incl. Biao Wu and John Thoburn
  • New publication in JACS
    Great collaboration with my dear colleagues Dong Yang, Jake Greenfield, and Tanya Ronson.
  • Emmy Noether project gets funded
    The Krbek Group's research will be funded by the Emmy Noether Programme (DFG) from 01/07/2021.
  • New publication in Chem. Sci.
  • The adventure begins... 
    Dr. von Krbek is kicking off her independent career as a junior research group leader (Habilitandin) at Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry funded by a Liebig Fellowship (FCI).
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Dr. Larissa K. S. von Krbek

 Larissa studied chemistry at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, having worked in the groups of Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Reissig on carbohydrate-mimetics synthesis, Prof. Dr. Beate Paulus on DFT calculations of crown-ether/ammonium pseudorotaxanes, and Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley on multivalent supramolecular complexes. She was awarded a fellowship of the German Academic Foundation to do her PhD studies on the thermodynamic analysis of multivalent crown-ether/ammonium systems in the group of Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley. In 2016, she obtained a Dr. rer. nat. in chemistry.

During her following postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke at the University of Cambridge (2017–2020), she was working on stimuli responsive metal-organic cages and combining cages with classical supramolecular crown-ether/ammonium motives. She was funded by a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

In Summer 2020, Larissa moved to Bonn to start her independent career working in the field of systems chemistry and out-of-equilibrium self-assembly with a Liebig Fellowship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie) and later the Emmy Noether Programme (German Science Foundation).

Outside the lab, Larissa enjoys good food, yoga, and running.


Short CV

Since 2020         Junior research group leader (Habilitand), Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry,
                           University of Bonn.

2017–2020         Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Jonathan R. Nitschke, University of Cambridge.

2012–2016         PhD studies with Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley, Freie Universität Berlin.

2015                   Visiting PhD with Prof. Jonathan R. Nitschke, University of Cambridge.

2010–2012         Master’s studies in chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin.
                           Master’s thesis with Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley

2007–2010         Undergraduate studies in chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin.
                           Bachelor thesis with Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Reissig


Selected awards and grants

2023     Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2023

2022     Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Teaching Award 2021

2022     Foresight Institute 2022 Fellow (Molecular Machines Group)

2021     Emmy Noether Programme, DFG.

2020     Liebig fellowship, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI).

2017     Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

2017     Affiliated Member of Christ’s College, Cambridge.

2015     Research fellowship, Center of International Collaboration of FU Berlin.

2013     PhD fellowship, German Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).

2012     Short-term PhD fellowship, graduate school of CRC 765.


Conferences and science communication

Conference organisation

2023    2023 Systems Chemistry Virtual Symposium
            organized jointly with Dibyendu Das, Lauren Zarzar, Giulio Ragazzon, and Thomas Hermans

2021    Virtual nanoGe conference on Systems Chemistry: ChemSystemsMeet
            organised jointly with Ivan Aprahamian

Invited talks

06/2023    ISMSC 2023 (International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry), Reykjavík (IS)

07/2022    2nd ArtMoMa ITN Summer School, Oxford (UK)

07/2022    761. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: "Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics – The past, the present, and the future",
                 Bad Honnef (D)

07/2022    International Conference on Programmable Materials, Berlin (D)

06/2022    Departmental seminar, ICIQ Tarragona (ES)

05/2022    ChemSystemsChem & Chemistry — A European Journal Virtual Symposium on Dissipative Self-Assembly

12/2021    Foresight Institute vision weekend (Molecular Machines Group, 2022 Foresight fellow), Villecien (F)

09/2021    3rd NOAH ITN Summer School: "Kinetic and Thermodynamic characterisation tools for supramolecular complexes", Berlin (D)

07/2021    2021 Systems Chemistry Virtual Symposium (flash talk)


01/2023   Editorial advisory board member for ChemSystemsChem (Chemistry Europe)

02/2022   Guest editor for a Supramolecular Chemistry special issue on first generation supramolecular chemists 



WISC board member (women in supramolecular chemistry network)

FREQ network (Female Research Equality network of the Fonds der chemischen Industrie)


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