Curriculum vitae

Irene Coin

Irene Coin studied chemistry at the University of Padua (Italy) and completed her Diploma work in the group of Claudio Toniolo. She did her Ph. D. work at the Leibniz-Institute of Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) in Berlin (Germany) under the guidance of Michael Beyermann, and defended her thesis at the University of Leipzig in 2008. After a post-doctorate in the group of Sidney Hecht at the Biodesign Institute at ASU (Tempe, AZ, USA), she joined in 2009 the group of Lei Wang at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA, USA) as DFG and Marie Curie Fellow. She returned to Germany in 2013 as research associate in the group of Claus Scheidereit at the MDC-Berlin. In the same year she was awarded the Emmy-Noether Grant by the DFG to set up her independent research group.

Honors and Awards:

  • 2015 German Life Science Award by the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V., sponsored by Roche Diagnostic GmbH
  • 2015 Research fellowship by the Max-Buchner-Forschungsstiftung
  • 2013 Emmy-Noether Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2010 Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship of the European Commission, IOF-FP7 
  • 2009 Post-doctoral fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2009 Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin-Preis (Young Scientist Award) by the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
  • 2009 Friedrich-Weygand-Award (Outstanding Ph.D. Student) by the Max-Bergmann-Kreis 
  • 2004 Research fellowship by "Fondazione Aldo Gini" (Italy)


Selected publications:

Coin I, Katritch V, Sun T, Xiang Z, Siu FY, Beyermann M, Stevens RC, Wang L (2013) Genetically encoded chemical probes reveal the binding path of Urocortin-I to CRF Class B GPCR. Cell, 155, 1258-69.
In the news

Xiang Z, Ren H, Hu YS, Coin I, Wei J, Cang H, Wang L (2013) Adding an unnatural covalent bond to proteins through proximity-enhanced bioreactivity. Nature Methods 10, 885-8.

Coin I, Perrin MH, Vale WW, Wang L (2011) Photocrosslinkers incorporated into G-Protein-Coupled-Receptors in mammalian cells: a ligand comparison.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 50, 8077-8081.
Selected as Very-Important-Paper (VIP) by referees. In the news

Coin I (2010) The depsipeptide method for solid-phase synthesis of difficult peptides. J. Pept. Sci. 16, 223-230.

Coin I, Beyermann M, Bienert M (2007) Solid-phase peptide synthesis: from standard procedures to the synthesis of difficult sequences. Nature Protocols 2, 3247-3256.

letzte Änderung: 16.10.2019


Prof. Dr. Irene Coin
Institute of Biochemistry
Brüderstraße 34
D-04103 Leipzig

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