Peptides, which are small protein subunits, are the gateway to numerous biological functions. Some peptides act as hormones, others as mediators of inflammation. Others again are antibacterial or antiviral. Together this large group of small proteinlike structures is a promising tool for infection researchers, and the platform Peptide Synthesis generates these molecules by chemical synthesis. Bound to supports our scientists use them in screening assays.
Dr Ronald Frank
+49 531 6181-3400
Date of Birth:
October 9., 1948
Neuenburg i. Oldgb., Germany
Education and Employment
Studies in chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany
Diploma in Chemistry, 1974, University of Hamburg
Teacher for chemistry courses at the public school in Hamburg-Borgfelde, Germany
Assistant teacher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg
Dr. rer. nat. (Ph. D.) in Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Prof. Dr. Hubert Köster.
Postdoctoral Research: University of Hamburg, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry , with Prof. Dr. Hubert Köster.
Head of the Research Project Group "Chemical Peptide Synthesis"
Head of the Research Project Group "Construction of Model Structures"
Head of the Research Group "Molecular Recognition"
* since 1994
Head of research project “Synthetic combinatorial molecular repertoires”
Managing director of „AIMS Scientific Products GmbH"
* since 2002
Head of research project “Ligand-based target discovery (Chemical Genomics)”
* since 2003
Head of department of “Chemical Biology”
Scientist-Assembly of the GBF since 1985 (assistant chairman, 1992-1994; chairman 1995-1997)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie (DGZ)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
Max-Bergmann-Kreis e.V. (MBK)
European Peptide Society (EPS)
American Peptide Society (APS), until 2002
Franz-Patat-Zentrum für Polymerforschung e.V. (FPZ)
Editorial Board of “Letters in Peptide Science”
Editorial Board of “Molecular Diversity”
Editorial Board of “Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening”
Editorial Board of the “Journal of Molecular Recognition”
Editorial Board of the “Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry”
Board of directors of Intavis Bioanalytical Intruments AG, Köln
Scientific Advisory Board of Jerini AG, Berlin
Scientific Advisory Board of Callistogen AG, Henningsdorf (until 2002)
Awards and Honors:
WTB Binder Award for Innovations in Laboratory Technology
AdvancedChemTech Award in Combinatorial Library Sciences
Dr Werner Tegge
Head of Department
+49 531 6181-3403
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