Philipp grew up in Vienna, Austria where he enrolled at the Vienna University of
Technology to study technical chemistry. During his studies he spent 2 years in
Montréal, Canada where he performed research under the guidance of Prof. Andre
Charette. Having obtained his diploma under the co-supervision of Prof. Peter Gärtner and
Prof. André Charette, Philipp moved to Hannover in Germany for his doctoral studies where he worked with Prof. Tanja Gaich to develop a route towards cyclo-hepta[b]indoles for the
synthesis of indol-alkaloids.
After a brief stay in the laboratories of Prof. Paul Kosma at the University of Natural
Resources and Life Sciences Vienna working on carbohydrate chemistry
towards a possible vaccine against HIV, Philipp moved to the Sarpong group in October 2016 to work on the total synthesis of terpenes and is enjoying the vast research possibilities at UC Berkeley.
Email: philipp.gritsch at berkeley dot edu