Dr. Sven Stripp

I did my Ph.D. with Thomas Happe at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In 2010, I joined the group of Joachim Heberle to focus on vibrational spectroscopy. As a biospectroscopist, my research includes both chemical and physical approaches and is motivated by biological questions. I am married and have two hilarious children. 

Sven Stripp

Department of Physics

Institute of Experimental Physics

Experimental Molecular Biophysics


Address Arnimallee 14
Room 1.1.39
14195 Berlin
Telephone (030) 838-55069
Email svenstripp@zedat.fu-berlin.de

2010 – today   Freie Universität Berlin, Postdoctoral scientist   

2007 – 2010    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Dissertation in Biology

2001 – 2007    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Studies of Chemistry and Biology


I develop and apply spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques to probe proteins under biologically relevant conditions. My key interests involve gas-processing metalloenzymes like hydrogenases, CO- and formate dehydrogenases, nitrogenases, as well as cytochrome-c oxidase and photosystem II. I try to understand the catalytic mechanisms of H2, O2, and CO/CO2 turnover as well as in vivo cofactor synthesis. 


Cartoon Modell der Eisen-Hydrogenase "CpI" aus Clostridium acetobutylicum (3C8Y). Der Fluss der Elektronen ist durch die roten Pfeile angezeigt, Protonen und Wasserstoff interagieren mit dem Protein wie durch die blauen Pfeile indiziert. Die Reaktion läuft unter natürlichen Bedingungen in beide Richtungen ab.