Marlin Penner

Marlin Penner completed his PhD at the University of Alberta in Chemistry. He is engaged in postdoctoral research at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and in collaboration with a research group at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.  Marlin aims to use the tools of synthetic chemistry to explore the underlying mechanisms of recognition of ubiquitin, a protein that plays a critical role in cell behavior. Using his expertise in synthetic organic chemistry as a bridge to the world of biochemistry, he hopes that his fresh approach and the insights gained from his research will lead to a better understanding of and more effective treatment for implicated cellular diseases. 



 Penner, M., Rauniyar, V., Kaspar, L., Hall, D.G. 2009. Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Palmerolide A via Organoboron Methodology. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 (40):  14216-14217
• Penner, M., Schweizer, F., 2007. Ritter-based glycoconjugation of amino acids and peptides—access to novel glycoconjugates displaying a β-amide linkage between amino acid and sugar moiety. Carbohydrate Research, 342 (1): 7-15
• Penner, M., Taylor, D., Desautels, D., Marat, K., Schweizer, F.2005.  Access to unnatural glycosyl amino acid building blocks via a one-pot Ritter reaction. Synlett, 2: 212-216
Presentations at conferences:

• Penner, M., Brik, A., Ciechanover, A. Synthesis of Ubiquitin Peptide/Protein Conjugates. German-Israeli Project Funding Program (DIP) Conference; 2013 February; Technion, Haifa, Israel.

• Penner, M., Rauniyar, V., Kaspar L. Hall. Palmerolide A: a catalytic asymmetric synthesis featuring organoboron methodology and its application towards analogues. The 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies; 2010 December 15-20 . Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. 

• Penner, M., Rauniyar, V., Kaspar, L. Hall. Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Palmerolide A via Organoboron Methodology. Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry; 2009 Oct 29- Nov 1. Banff in Alberta, Canada. 

• Kaspar, L.T., Penner, M.; Rauniyar, V., Hall, D.G., Studies Towards the Synthesis of the Marine Natural Product Palmerolide A. 91st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition; 2008 May 28. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

• Penner, M. and Hall, D.G."Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Palmerolide A Using the Claisen-Rearrangement of an Alkenylboronate Intermediate from a Multicomponent Reaction Product".
(Poster presented at the Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry, November 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada)
• Poon, K.-H.; Penner, M. Detectability of Transgenic Salmon by Real-time PCR. The Federal Food Safety and Nutrition Research Meeting; 2003 October. St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.