Peptide Synthesis

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


Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth:

October 9., 1948

Born in:

Neuenburg i. Oldgb., Germany


Education and Employment

* 1968-73

Studies in chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany

* 1974

Diploma in Chemistry, 1974, University of Hamburg

* 1977

Teacher for chemistry courses at the public school in Hamburg-Borgfelde, Germany

* 1977-79

Assistant teacher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg

* 1979

Dr. rer. nat. (Ph. D.) in Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Prof. Dr. Hubert Köster.

* 1979-80

Postdoctoral Research: University of Hamburg, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry , with Prof. Dr. Hubert Köster.

* 1980-84

Postdoctoral Research: GBF, Braunschweig, Germany, Research Group for DNA Synthesis, Head: Dr. Helmut Blöcker.

* 1985-91

Head of the Research Project Group "Chemical Peptide Synthesis"

* 1992-93

Head of the Research Project Group "Construction of Model Structures"

* 1994-2003

Head of the Research Group "Molecular Recognition"

* since 1994

Head of research project “Synthetic combinatorial molecular repertoires”

* 1998-2000

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

Bachelor & Master
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