Dr. Tom N. Grossmann

Professor of Organic Chemistry

VU University Amsterdam
Dept. of Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sci.
De Boelelaan 1108
1081 HZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Chemical Genomics Centre (CGC)
of the Max Planck Society
Otto-Hahn-Str. 15
44227 Dortmund

Email: t.n.grossmann@vu.nl

ResearcherID: A-4175-2015

Curriculum Vitae


A Held, A Glas, L Dietrich, M Bollmann, K Brandstädter, TN Grossmann, CH Lohmann, T Pap, J Bertrand*
Targeting β-catenin dependent Wnt signaling via peptidomimetic inhibitors in murine chondrocytes and OA cartilage
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.02.908

B Schmidtgall, A Kuepper, M Meng, TN Grossmann*, C Ducho*
Oligonucleotides with cationic backbone and their hybridization with DNA: Interplay of base pairing and electrostatic attraction
Chem. Eur. J., 24, 1544–1553 (2018) – open access (PDF)

NM McLoughlin, C Mueller, TN Grossmann*
The therapeutic potential of PTEN modulation: Targeting strategies from gene to protein (perspective)
Cell Chem. Biol., 25, 19–29 (2018)


DM Krüger, A Glas, , , , , , *, *, TN Grossmann*
Structure-based design of non-natural macrocyclic peptides that inhibit protein-protein interactions
J. Med. Chem., 60, 8982–8988 (2017) – open access (PDF)

A Glas, EC Wamhoff, DM Krüger, C Rademacher,* TN Grossmann*
Increased conformational flexibility of a macrocycle‒receptor complex contributes to reduced dissociation rates
Chem. Eur. J., 23, 16157–16161 (2017) – open access (PDF) – featured on inside cover

L Dietrich, B Rathmer, K Ewan, T Bange, S Heinrichs, TC Dale, D Schade, TN Grossmann*
Cell permeable stapled peptide inhibitor of Wnt signaling that targets β-catenin protein‒protein interactions
Cell Chem. Biol., 24, 958–968 (2017)

MD White, M Klecker, R Hopkinson, D Weits, C Mueller, C Naumann, R O’Neill, J Wickens, J Yang, JC Brooks-Bartlett, EF Garman, TN Grossmann, N Dissmeyer*, E Flashman*
Plant cysteine oxidases are dioxygenases that directly enable arginyl transferase-catalyzed arginylation of N-end rule targets
Nature Commun. 8, 14690 (2017) – open access (PDF)

E Valeur*, SM Gueret, H Adihou, R Gopalakrishnan, M Lemurell, H Waldmann, TN Grossmann, AT Plowright
New modalities for challanging targets in drug discovery (review)
Angew. Chem. 129, 10428–10459; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 10294–10323 (2017)

C Stiller, DM Krüger, N Brauckhoff, M Schmidt, P Janning, H Salamon, TN Grossmann*
Translocation of an intracellular protein via peptide-directed ligation
ACS Chem. Biol. 12, 504–509 (2017)


PM Cromm, K Wallraven, A Glas, D Bier, A Fürstner, C Ottmann, TN Grossmann*
Constraining an irregular peptide secondary structure through ring-closing alkyne metathesis
ChemBioChem 17, 1915–1919 (2016) – open access (PDF)

T Viennet, A Viegas, A Kuepper, S Arens, V Gelev, O Petrov, TN Grossmann, H Heise, M Etzkorn*
Selective protein hyperpolarization in cell lysates using targeted dynamic nuclear polarization
Angew. Chem. 128, 10904–10908; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 10746–10750 (2016) – featured on inside cover

PM Cromm, J Spiegel, P Küchler, L Dietrich, J Kriegesmann, M Wendt, RS Goody, H Waldmann*, TN Grossmann*
Protease-resistant and cell-permeable double-stapled peptides targeting the Rab8a GTPase
ACS Chem. Biol. 11, 2375–2382 (2016) – featured on cover

PM Cromm, S Schaubach, J Spiegel, A Fürstner*, TN Grossmann*, H Waldmann*
Orthogonal ring-closing alkyne and olefin metathesis for the synthesis of small GTPase-targeting bicyclic peptides
Nature Commun. 7, 11300 (2016) – open access (PDF)


CU Lee, G Hahne, J Hanske, T Bange, D Bier, C Rademacher, S Hennig, TN Grossmann*
Redox modulation of PTEN phosphatase activty by hydrogen peroxide and bisperoxidovanadium complexes
Angew. Chem. 127, 14001–14005; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 13796–13800 (2015) – open access (PDF)

PM Cromm, J Spiegel, TN Grossmann*, H Waldmann*
Direct modulation of small GTPase activity and function (review)
Angew. Chem. 127, 13718–13741; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 13516–13537 (2015)

M Pelay‑Gimeno, A Glas, O Koch, TN Grossmann*
Structure-based design of inhibitors of protein-protein interactions: Mimicking peptide binding epitopes (review)
Angew. Chem. 127, 9022–9054; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 8896–8927 (2015) – open access (PDF)

Q Chu, RE Moellering, GJ Hilinski, YW Kim, TN Grossmann, JTH Yeh, GL Verdine*
Towards understanding cell penetration by stapled peptides
Med. Chem. Commun. 6, 111–119 (2015)

PM Cromm, J Spiegel, TN Grossmann*
Hydrocarbon stapled peptides as modulators of biological function (review)
ACS Chem. Biol. 10, 1362–1375 (2015)

A Glas, TN Grossmann*
Constraining peptide conformations with the help of ring-closing metathesis (synpacts)
Synlett 26, 1–5 (2015) – featured on cover


J Spiegel, PM Cromm, G Zimmermann, TN Grossmann*, H Waldmann*
Small-molecule modulation of Ras signaling (review)
Nature Chem. Biol. 10, 613–622 (2014)

N Brauckhoff, G Hahne, JTH Yeh, TN Grossmann*
Protein-templated peptide ligation
Angew. Chem. 126, 4425–4429; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4337–4340 (2014)

LG Milroy, TN Grossmann, H Hennig, L Brunsveld, C Ottmann*
Modulators of protein-protein interactions (review)
Chem. Rev. 114, 4695–4748 (2014)

A Glas, D Bier, G Hahne, C Rademacher, C Ottmann*, TN Grossmann*
Constrained peptides with target-adapted cross-links as inhibitors of a pathogenic protein-protein interaction
Angew. Chem. 126, 2522–2526; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 2489–2493 (2014) – featured on back cover

J Spiegel, PM Cromm, A Itzen, RS Goody, TN Grossmann*, H Waldmann*
Direct targeting of Rab-GTPase-effector interactions
Angew. Chem. 126, 2531–2536; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 2498–2503 (2014)

TN Grossmann, GL Verdine
Targeting the transcriptional hub β-catenin using stapled peptides
Concepts and Case Studies in Chemical Biology (H Waldmann, P Janning), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2014)


TN Grossmann, C Ottmann, A Glas, D Bier
Means and methods for treating Pseudomonas infection
patent appl. EP 2835135 A2 (priority: 19.06.2013)

G Hahne, TN Grossmann*
Direct targeting of β-catenin: Inhibition of protein-protein interactions for the inactivation of Wnt signaling (review)
Bioorg. Med. Chem. 21, 4020–4026 (2013)

E Socher*, TN Grossmann*
Chemical Biology 2012: From drug targets to biological systems and back (conference report)
ChemBioChem 14, 23–27 (2013)


CU Lee, TN Grossmann*
Reversible covalent inhibition of a protein target (highlight)
Angew. Chem. 124, 8829–8831; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 8699–8700 (2012)

TN Grossmann, JTH Yeh, BR Bowman, Q Chu, RE Moellering, GL Verdine*
Inhibition of oncogenic Wnt signaling through direct targeting of β-catenin
PNAS 109, 17942–17947 (2012)


YW Kim, TN Grossmann, GL Verdine*
Synthesis of all-hydrocarbon stapled α-helical peptides via ring-closing olefin metathesis
Nature Protoc. 6, 761–771 (2011)

A Erben, TN Grossmann, O Seitz*
DNA-instructed acyl transfer reactions for the synthesis of bioactive peptides
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 21, 4993–4997 (2011)

A Erben, TN Grossmann, O Seitz*
DNA-triggered synthesis and bioactivity of proapoptotic peptides
Angew. Chem. 123, 2880–2884; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 2828–2832 (2011)


TN Grossmann, JTH Yeh, GL Verdine*
Semi-rational design of β-catenin targeting peptides for the inhibition of Wnt-dependent signalling (conference abstract)
EJC Suppl. 7, 31 (2010)

GL Verdine, TN Grossmann, JTH Yeh
Beta-catenin targeting peptides and uses thereof
patent appl. US 61/385405 (priority: 22.09.2010); WO 2012/040459 A2 (22.09.2011 – PDF)


GL Verdine, TN Grossmann, RE Moellering, JTH Yeh, Y Liang
Bifunctional stapled polypeptides and uses thereof
patent appl. US 61/225191 (priority: 13.07.2009); WO 2011/008260 A2 (20.01.2011)

TN Grossmann, O Seitz*
Nucleic acid-templated reactions: Consequences of probe reactivity and readout strategy for amplified signaling and sequence selectivity
Chem. Eur. J. 15, 6723–6730 (2009)

M Ziehe, TN Grossmann, O Seitz, MW Linscheid*
New aspects in fragmentation of peptide nucleic acids: Comparison of positive and negative ions by electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry
Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 23, 1132–1138 (2009)

F Altenbrunn, TN Grossmann, C Haase, F Mende, L Röglin, O Seitz*
Chemical control of biomolecular interaction modules
Pure Appl. Chem. 81, 273–284 (2009)

TA Albright, PI Dosa, TN Grossmann, VN Khrustalev, OA Oloba, R Padilla, R Paubelle, A Stanger, TV Timofeeva, KPC Vollhardt*
Photo-thermal haptotropism in cyclopentadienylcobalt complexes of linear phenylenes: Intercyclobutadiene metal migration
Angew. Chem. 121, 10037–10041; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 9853–9857 (2009)


TN Grossmann, L Röglin, O Seitz*
Target-catalyzed transfer reactions for the amplified detection of RNA
Angew. Chem. 120, 7228–7231; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 7119–7122 (2008)

TN Grossmann, O Seitz
Single nucleotide polymorphism
Nucleic Acids from A to Z (S Müller), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2008)

TN Grossmann, A Strohbach, O Seitz*
Achieving turnover in DNA-templated reactions (review)
ChemBioChem 9, 2185–2192 (2008)

TN Grossmann, S Sasaki, M Ritzefeld, SW Choi, A Maruyama, O Seitz*
Inducing the replacement of PNA in DNA·PNA duplexes by DNA
Bioorg. Med. Chem. 16, 34–39 (2008)


TN Grossmann, L Röglin, O Seitz*
Triplex molecular beacons as modular probes for DNA detection
Angew. Chem. 119, 5315–5318; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 5223–5225 (2007)

O Seitz, TN Grossmann, L Röglin
Probe for detecting a particular nucleic acid sequence
patent appl. EP 1995327 A1 (priority: 21.06.2007); WO 2008/142571 A2 (27.11.2008)


TN Grossmann, O Seitz*
DNA-catalyzed transfer of a reporter group
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 15596–15597 (2006)

O Seitz, TN Grossmann
Methods for detecting target nucleic acids using template catalysed transfer reactions
patent appl. EP 1860197 A1 (priority: 24.05.2006); WO 2007/134869 A1 (29.11.2007)