Branched cell penetrating peptides as control and delivery molecules for transcription factors

Kalina Peneva

Positions held

  • Since 2010: Project Leader, MPIP, Mainz


  • 2008: PhD at MPIP, Mainz
  • 2004: Diploma in Chemistry at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Klaus Müllen

Positions held

  • Since 1989: Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Society and Director at the MPIP
  • 1983-1989: Professor, University of Mainz
  • 1979-1984: Professor, University of Cologne
  • 1977: Private Lecturer ETH Zürich


  • 1972-1978: Postdoctoral-training and Habilitation, ETH Zürich
  • 1971: PhD, University of Basel
  • 1969: Diploma in Chemistry, Cologne

Most relevant publications by Kalina Peneva & Klaus Müllen

Diez-Perez I, Hihath J, Hines T, Wang ZS, Zhou G, Muellen K and Tao N (2011). Controlling single-molecule conductance through lateral coupling of pi orbitals. Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 226-231

Weil T, Reuther E and Mullen K (2011). Shape-persistent, fluorescent polyphenylene diads and a triad for efficient vectorial transduction of excitation energy. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2002), 41, 1900-1904

Cai J, Ruffieux P, Jaafar R, Bieri M, Braun T, Blankenburg S, Muoth M, Seitsonen AP, Saleh M, Feng X, Müllen K and Fasel R (2010). Atomically Precise Bottom-up Fabrication of Graphene Nanoribbons. Nature, 466, 470-473

Feng X, Marcon V, Pisula W, Hansen MR, Kirkpatrick J, Grozema F, Andrienko D, Kremer K and Müllen K (2009). Towards high charge-carrier mobilities by rational design of the shape and periphery of discotics. Nature Materials, 8, 421-426

Schmidt-Mende L, Fechtenkotter A, Mullen K, Moons E, Friend RH and MacKenzie JD (2001). Self-organized discotic liquid crystals for high-efficiency organic photovoltaics. Science, 293, 1119-1122