Originally from the south of Germany, Sven obtained his Master of Science in Life Science from the University of Konstanz. During his studies, Sven conducted a 3-month internship at the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand, in the field of medicinal chemistry. For his master’s project, Sven spent 6 months in Prof. Gunda I. Georg’s laboratory at the University of Minnesota, USA, researching novel bromodomain inhibitors for male contraception. His academic interests are organic synthesis, drug design/development and chemical biology. Currently, Sven is investigating oligonucleotides with different backbone modifications for various applications in therapeutics and diagnostics. When not working, Sven likes to go swimming or running.