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Dr. Maren Podewitz


Theoretical Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Center for Molecular Biosciences
Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
Maren Podewitz


CCB - Centrum für Chemie und Biomedizin (Room L.01.140)
Innrain 80/82, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria


Quantum and Bioinorganic Chemistry, including:
  • Novel cobalamin compounds as potential antivitamins

  • DFT studies of transition metals

  • Molecular Dynamics

  • Structure determining interactions in unsaturated vinyl ethers

Grants and Fellowships

TWF Grant 2016

Lise Meitner Grant of the Austrian Science Fund, 2016

GAIN travel grant, 2012

Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for postdoctoral research, 2011-2012

ETH Zürich travel grant, 2009

Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), 2004-2007

Scholarship to pursue bachelor studies of the "Fond der Chemischen Industrie", 2002-2004

Awards and Honours

Award for outstanding bachelor studies of the German Chemical Society Jena, 2005

1st prize Youth Research Competition (Jugend Forscht), national level,
Special award Youth Research Competition, federal level, 2002


Gesellschaft österreichischer Chemiker GÖCH, member, since 2015

Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker GdCh, Germany, member, since 2005

Elected member of the chemistry student representatives Jena, 2004-2005


"Orbital Interactions or Electrostatic Repulsion: What Determines Conformational Preferences in Methoxy Arenes?" Chemistry - A European Journal to be submitted.

"Chlorophyll-Derived Yellow Phyllobilins of Higher Plants as Medium-Responsive Chiral Photoswitch"
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 55, 15760-15765.

"Von Chlorophyll abstammende gelbe Phyllobiline höherer Pflanzen als umgebungsgesteuerte, chirale Photoschalter"
Angewandte Chemie, 2016, 128, 15992-15997.

"Enthalpic and Entropic Contributions to Hydrophobicity"
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2016, 12, 4600-4610.

"Unique Macrocycles in the Taiwan Traditional Chinese Medicine Database"
Planta Medica 2015, 81, 459-466.

"Density Functional Theory for Transition Metal Chemistry: The Case of a Water Splitting Ruthenium Cluster"
Modeling Molecular Properties 2011, 139-163.

"An Enquiry into Theoretical Bioinorganic Chemistry: How Heuristic is the Character of Present-Day Quantum Chemical Methods?"
Faraday Discuss. 2011, 148, 119-135.

"Spin Interactions in Cluster Chemistry"
Adv. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 62, 117-230.

"Ion Dynamics in Confined Spaces: Sodium Ion Mobility in Icosahedral Container Molecules"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 7465-7469.

"Synthesis, Structures and Magnetic Properties of N-Trialkylsilyl-8-amidoquinoline Complexes of Chromium, Manganese, Iron, and Cobalt as well as of Wheel-Like Hexa-Nuclear Iron(II) and Manganese(II) Bis(8-Amidoquinoline)"
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 12, 177-190.

"Restrained Optimization of Broken-Symmetry Determinants"
Int. J. Quantum Chem., 2009, 109, 2430-2446.

"Spin-Spin Interactions in Polynuclear Transition-Metal Complexes"
Chem. Phys. Lett., 2008, 451, 301-308.

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