Anne Staubitz studied biochemistry at the University of Tübingen. After working in Paul Knochel’s group at the University of Munich (LMU) on novel Grignard reagents, she obtained her Ph. D. with Varinder Aggarwal at the University of Bristol, UK, working on a natural product. For her post-doctoral work she joined the group of Ian Manners, also at the University of Bristol, where she worked on main group inorganic polymers, in particular catalytic dehydrocoupling reactions of group 13 group 15 adducts. She started her independent academic career as an assistant professor at Kiel University in 2010.
In 2015, Anne Staubitz received an appointment at the University of Bremen (W2, since 2020 W3).
Her interests are the synthesis of new molecular switches, switchable polymeric systems and their application in materials science. Furthermore, the group is also developing organo-tin chemistry, in particular heterocycles, and group 13 / group 15 element combinations in organic scaffolds.