Jan Deska

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

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20062020

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Artistic and research interests

Prof. Jan Deska is currently leading the research group for Synthetic Organic Chemistry that was established at Aalto's Department of Chemistry in 2015. The research interests of the unit cover a wide range of topics across chemistry and life sciences including organic synthesis; metal, photo- and electrocatalysis; enzymatics; as well as molecular biology. The current research focus lies in the field of Bioorganic Chemistry and particularly on the question of how to integrate biological catalysts and cellular factories into traditional synthetic chemistry approaches.

Before joining Aalto, Jan Deska held positions at Cologne University, Germany (Assist. Prof., 2010-2015) and RWTH Aachen, Germany (Prof., 2014-2015). Prior to his independent career, Deska spend postdoctoral research visits at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2007-2008) and Stockholm University, Sweden (2008-2010). He holds both a diploma in chemistry (2004) and a doctorate in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat., 2007) from the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.

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Research Output

Biocatalytic Production of Amino Carbohydrates through Oxidoreductase and Transaminase Cascades

Aumala, V., Mollerup, F., Jurak, E., Blume, F., Karppi, J., Koistinen, A. E., Schuiten, E., Voß, M., Bornscheuer, U., Deska, J. & Master, E. R., 1 Jan 2019, In : ChemSusChem.

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    Chemoenzymatic Hydrogen Production from Methanol Through the Interplay of Metal Complexes and Biocatalysts

    Tavakoli, G., Armstrong, J. E., Naapuri, J., Deska, J. & Prechtl, M. H. G., 7 May 2019, In : CHEMISTRY: A EUROPEAN JOURNAL. 25, 26, p. 6474-6481 8 p.

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    Frontispiece: Chemoenzymatic Hydrogen Production from Methanol through the Interplay of Metal Complexes and Biocatalysts

    Tavakoli, G., Armstrong, J. E., Naapuri, J., Deska, J. & Prechtl, M., 7 May 2019, 1 p.

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  • Shape and Phase Transitions in a PEGylated Phospholipid System

    Viitala, L., Pajari, S., Gentile, L., Määttä, J., Gubitosi, M., Deska, J., Sammalkorpi, M., Olsson, U. & Murtomäki, L., 19 Mar 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 11, p. 3999-4010 12 p.

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    Chloroperoxidase‐Catalyzed Achmatowicz Rearrangements

    Thiel, D., Blume, F., Jäger, C. & Deska, J., 7 Jun 2018, In : European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 20, p. 2717-2725 9 p.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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    Projects

    Beyond Biosynthesis: Enzymes as Catalysts in Non-natural Synthetic Transformations

    Blume, F., Jäger, C., Deska, J., Naapuri, J., Liu, Y. & Kiefer, A.

    01/09/201631/08/2021

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    MOCCA: Molybdenum Catalysts for C1-Carbon Valorisation

    Deska, J.

    01/01/201931/05/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    H2.BIO: A second generation enzyme-driven hydrogen production system

    Deska, J.

    01/01/201731/12/2018

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Prizes

    Bürgenstock Junior Scientist

    Jan Deska (Recipient), May 2015

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Dr.-Eduard-Martin dissertation award of the Saarland University

    Jan Deska (Recipient), Oct 2008

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    ERC Consolidator grantee

    Jan Deska (Recipient), Dec 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    EuCheMS Organic Division Young Investigator

    Jan Deska (Recipient), Jul 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Liebig fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

    Jan Deska (Recipient), Apr 2010

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Activities

    Stuttgart University, Germany

    Jan Deska (Speaker)
    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

    Jan Deska (Speaker)
    4 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    KTH Stockholm, Sweden

    Jan Deska (Speaker)
    27 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    University of Cologne, Germany

    Jan Deska (Speaker)
    11 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Nanoscience Days 2019, Finland

    Jan Deska (Speaker)
    9 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Press / Media

    The daily brief: 12 December 2019

    Jaakko Lehtinen & Jan Deska

    12/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    The daily brief: 12 December 2019

    Jaakko Lehtinen & Jan Deska

    12/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance