Prof. Peter H. Seeberger

Editor-in-Chief

Department of Biomolecular Systems
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany

Scientific career

Since 2011 Managing Director
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Since 2009 Director, Department of Biomolecular Systems
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Since 2009 Professor of Chemistry
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Since 2003 Affiliate Professor
The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, USA
2008 Chair, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland
2003 - 2009 Professor of Chemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland
2002 - 2003 Firmenich Associate Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1998 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1995 - 1997 Research Fellow
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York; USA
Mentor: Prof. S.J. Danishefsky

 

Education

1995, May Ph.D. in Biochemistry
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Thesis advisor: Prof. M.H. Caruthers
1989, November B.S. in Chemistry
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

 

Research areas

His research program is focused on the elucidation of the role of complex oligosaccharides involved in a host of biological processes of medical relevance by employing molecular tools created by synthetic chemistry. The core interests of his research program currently address the following areas: Carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology, microreactors as tools for organic chemists, vaccine development, nanoparticles and colloidal polymers.  

 

Thematic issues

Prof. Seeberger edited the thematic issues in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry:

Photoredox catalysis for novel organic reactions (together with Prof. Markus Antonietti)

Biomolecular systems

 

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