Eugen Stulz is Associate Professor in Bio-organic and Materials Chemistry at the University of Southampton, UK.
Eugen Stulz graduated from the University of Bern (Switzerland) in 1994, where he subsequently studied for a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Christian J. Leumann. His thesis was concerned with the evaluation of artificial nucleases based on zirconium(iv) complexes.
In 1999, he moved to Cambridge (UK) as a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Postdoctoral fellow to the group of Prof. Jeremy K. M. Sanders, working in the field of supramolecular chemistry and dynamic combinatorial libraries using phosphine-substituted porphyrins. During this time, he also held a part-time teaching position (Lecturer) at Anglia Polytechnic University, and an Advance Research position at the University of Cambridge.
In 2003, he moved to the University of Basel (Switzerland) as a Lecturer (Habilitand) and started his independent research in the field of supramolecular chemistry using DNA as scaffold for multiporphyrin arrays.
In 2006, he was appointed Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Southampton, promoted Senior Lecturer in 2010 and Associate Professor in 2014.
His key interests are in the field of DNA technology in its widest sense, spanning from supramolecular chemistry over DNA nanotechnology to medicinal applications in cancer therapy. In addition, he is involved in key research developing silver nanoparticles for energy applications.
The research activities in the group of Prof. Stulz are focused on the synthesis of DNA, their modification, and subsequent study of the effects on biological systems, as well as applications in bio-nanotechnology (energy). The group has full access to state-of-the-art laboratories for synthesis and handling of DNA including chemical modification, purification and analysis (HPLC, UV-vis, fluorescence, CD spectroscopy, MS); biological studies (cell viability using flow cytometry, imaging using confocal microscopy, cell transfection etc) are performed with our collaborators at either the Southampton General Hospital (School of Medicine, Cancer Centre), in the School of Biological Sciences or with the partners in the network.