Thomas Maher

Thomas received his BA and MSci in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2020. Completing his Master’s thesis under the supervision of Prof. Oren Scherman on developing cucurbit[8]uril-mediated supramolecular hydrogels as biomimetic extracellular matrices. Following his MSci., Thomas joined the groups of Dr. Stephan Hacker and Prof. Stephan Sieber at the Technische Universität München as a research assistant. There his research focused on using a chemoproteomic platform to investigate lysine-directed covalent inhibitors (Hacker) and identifying novel antibiotic targets for pyridoxal phosphate dependent enzymes (Sieber). In 2021, Thomas joined the Di Antonio group as an ICB CDT PhD student developing novel photochemical probes to investigate the G-quadruplex DNA interactome in livings cells. His project is jointly supervised by Prof. Vilar and Prof. Tate.