Group Members

Johannes Gurke
Graduate Student

AG Hecht
Department of Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Lab:      3'107
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-7327
Email:    gurkejoh
Johannes Gurke

Curriculum Vitae

born in Malchin, Germany
10/2008 - 09/2013
Chemistry studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
09/2010 - 12/2010
Research as undergraduate student at Bundesanstalt für Materialprüfung und Forschung (BAM), Berlin, Germany
11/2012 - 09/2013
Diplom research thesis at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Stefan Hecht
Since 10/2013
Doctoral research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Stefan Hecht


"Photoswitchable quinoide structures"

Photoresponsive quinones for functional systems, e.g. proton translocation or pKa modulation.

2018 2017


M. Kathan, F. Eisenreich, C. Jurissek, A. Dallmann, J. Gurke, S. Hecht*: "Light-driven molecular trap enables bidirectional manipulation of dynamic covalent systems"Nat. Chem. 2018, 10, 1031-1036. DOI: 10.1038/s41557-018-0106-8


J. Gurke, Š. Budzák, B. M. Schmidt, D. Jacquemin, S. Hecht*: "Efficient Light-Induced pKa-Modulation coupled to Base-Catalyzed Photochromism”, Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 4888-4893; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 4797-4801. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201801270


I. Birkenfelder, J. Gurke, L. Grubert, S. Hecht,* B. M. Schmidt*: "Click Chemistry Derived Pyridazines: Electron-Deficient Building Blocks with Defined Conformation and Packing Structure", Chem. Asian J. 2017, 12, 3156-3161. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201701277  


J. Gurke, M. Quick, N. P. Ernsting, S. Hecht*: "Acid-catalysed thermal cycloreversion of a diarylethene:A potential way for triggered release of stored light energy?”, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 2150-2153. DOI: 10.1039/c6cc10182h