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Moritz Senger

Hi, my name is Moritz Senger and I studied Physics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Joachim Heberle. My research interests are gas-processing metalloenzymes, bioinorganic chemistry, and spectroscopic development, in particular steady-steady and time-resolved IR spectroscopy.


Department of Physics

Institute of Experimental Physics

Experimental Molecular Biophysics


Arnimallee 14
Room 1.1.35
14195 Berlin

2018 - today    Postdoctoral scientist in Physics at the Freie Universität Berlin

2013 - 2018      Ph.D. in Physics at the Freie Universität Berlin

2013                Diploma in Physics at the Freie Universität Berlin

Curriculum vitae

In general, I am interested in gas-processing metalloenzymes and the molecular proceedings of catalysis. I focus on all type of hydrogenases as well as cytochrome c oxidase. By controlling experimental conditions (e.g. electron and proton accessibility and/or exposure to reactive gases) it is possible to stabilize reaction intermediates that can be then characterized by steady state spectroscopy. To follow catalysis in real time I apply time-resolved techniques as e.g. Quantum Cascade Laser spectroscopy to validate the involvement of selected intermediates in catalysis.