Caroline Carter

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department Chemie
Butenandtstrasse 5-13
Haus F, Raum 3.065
D-81377 München

Tel.: +49 89 218077730

E-Mail: Caroline.Carter[at]

Short Biography and Research Focus

Caroline was born and raised in Strasbourg, France, and completed her BSc. in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Strasbourg with a year as an exchange student at McGill University in Canada. She pursued her studies with a Master in Drug Design & Synthesis from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, with a focus synthesis medicinal chemistry, and did her Master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Iwan de Esch and Dr. Maikel Wijtmans. She then took a gap year to work as an intern in the Medicinal Chemistry department of Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel, under the supervision of Antonio Ricci.
In 2022 she joined the group of Prof. Zipse for her PhD. Her research interests focuss on organocatalysis with the development of novel catalysts and substrates for the enantioselective acylation of secondary alcohols.

In her free time you can find her in the Bavarian Alps or in the local fencing club.



Hamilton D. J., Beemsterboer M., Carter C., Elsayed J., Huiberts R. E. M., Klein H. F., O'Brien P., de Esch I. J. P., Wijtmans M. Puckering the Planar Landscape of Fragments: Design and Synthesis of a 3D Cyclobutane Fragment Library. ChemMedChem, 2022,17, e2022001. [DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.202200113]