Dr Jennifer Frommer

ECDN Rep for the School of Chemistry.

What is your academic background and your current research field?

I’m a biochemist by training and received my Diploma and PhD in biochemistry from the University Greifswald in Germany. My research focusses on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and during my time in Greifswald I specialised in the synthesis of modified nucleosides and their incorporation into RNA. My research interest shifted towards DNA when I moved to the UK to start my current position as Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. Here, my research revolves around the design and synthesis of modified DNAs for DNA-templated synthesis.

What is your role as a ECDN Rep and how can postdocs in your school contact you?

As a ECDN Rep from the School of Chemistry I want to contribute towards an open and inclusive postdoc and ECR community, where we can support each other in our professional and personal development.

Please feel free to contact me via J.Frommer@bham.ac.uk and I’m happy to meet-up over a tea or coffee.

What do you feel are the benefits of the ECDN programme for postdocs and what do you feel have been the benefits to you from being a postdoc rep?

The ECDN programme offers the excellent opportunity to get trained in workshops and seminars, while creating the chance to meet other researchers from different backgrounds during these events, promoting not only a scientific exchange, but a supportive community.