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Professor Dr. Peter H. Seeberger

Vizepräsident der DFG seit 2021

Professor Dr. Peter H. Seeberger

Professor Dr. Peter H. Seeberger

Max-Planck Institute for Colloids
and Interfaces 
Department for Biomolecular Systems

Freie Universität Berlin
Department for Biomolecular Systems
Inst. for Chemistry + Biochem.


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


Since 2009 Director, Department for Biomolecular Systems
Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, D
Since 2009Professor of Chemistry
Free University of Berlin, Berlin, D
2019 - 2020
(and 2011 - 2012)
Managing Director
Max-Planck Inst. for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, D
Since 2011Honorary Professor of Chemistry
Potsdam University, Potsdam, D
2003 - 2014Affiliate Professor
The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, USA
2003 - 2009Chair, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, CH
2002 - 2003Firmenich Associate Professor of Chemistry (tenured)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1998 - 2002Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1995 - 1997Research Fellow
Sloan-Kettering Institute f. Cancer Research, New York; USA Mentor: Prof. S.J. Danishefsky

Awards and Honors

2021ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry
2020Emil-Fischer-Medaille, German Chemical Society
2019The Barry Cohen Prize, MedChem Section Israel Ch. Soc.
2019Melville L. Wolfrom Award, ACS Carbohydrate Division
2018Gusi Peace Prize, Phillipines
2018Ernst Hellmut Vits-Prize, Univ. Münster
2017Wissenschaftspreis des Stifterverbandes
2015Humanity in Science Award
2013Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
2013C. S. Hamilton Award for Organic Chemistry Univ. Nebraska
2012“Honorary Visiting Professor”, Jiangnan University
2012Whistler Award, Int. Carb. Organization
2011Hans Herloff Inhoffen-Medal, TU Braunschweig
2010Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award Bioorg. Med. Chem.
2009Claude S. Hudson Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry (ACS)
2009Honorary Lifetime Member, Israel Chemical Society
2008Karl-Heinz Beckurts Prize
2008ERC Advanced Grant
2008“The 100 Most Important Swiss 2008” Schweizer Illustrierte
2008UCB-Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry
2007Yoshimasa Hirata Gold Medal, Nagoya University
2007“The 100 Most Important Swiss 2007” Schweizer Illustrierte
2007Körber European Science Award
2007Havinga Medal, Leiden University
2006Astra Zeneca Organic Chemistry Award
2006President of 2006, Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences
2005European Society for Combinatorial Sciences Award
2005Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity Carboh. Chem.
2004Otto-Klung Weberbank Prize for Chemistry
2003Horace B. Isbell Award (ACS Carbohydrate Division)
2003Arthur C. Cope Young Scholar Award (ACS)
2002Merck Academic Development Program Award
2002Robert P. Goldberg Grand Prize (MIT 50K Competition)
2002Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award
2002Alfred P. Sloan Research Scholar
2002Glaxo-Smith-Kline Research Scholar Award
2000CaP CURE Research Award
1999CaP CURE Research Award
1999Research Corporation “Research Innovation Award”
1999Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovator Award
1999Edgerly Science Partnership Fund Award
1999Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience Award
1998CaP CURE Research Award
1997Liebig Fellow
1990 - 1992Fulbright Scholar
1987 - 1992Bavarian Government Scholar

Visiting Professorships

2021 - 2022Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor, Oxford University (UK)
2018Distinguished Visiting Professor, IIT Bombay (India)
201526th George Büchi Visiting Professor in Organic Chemistry,
MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Since 2012Griffith University, Gold Coast (Australia)
2013Université Sorbonne: Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (France)
2011Singapore National University (Singapore)
2010Instit. for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)
2010CSIRO Melbourne (Australia)
2010Melbourne University (Australia)
2003 - 2006Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
1998Rheinische-Wilhelms University Bonn (Germany)

Named Lectures

2020Barluenga Lectureship, Univ. de Oviedo, Spain
2020Sunney Chan Lecture, Academia Sinica Taipei, Taiwan
2020Henry Kuiivila Lecture, SUNY Albany, NY, USA
2020Novartis Lecture, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
2019H.C. Brown Lecture, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
2018Andy Derome Lectures, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
2017Otto-Warburg-Lecture, University Bayreuth, Germany
2017Tony Holý Lecture, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, CR
2016Howard Mem. Lectures, Univ. of Sydney and NSW, Australia
2015The Hassel Lectures, Univ. of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
2014Novartis Lecture, Univ. of Pennsylvan, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2014Dean's Disting. Lecture, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
2013Csaba Horvath Memorial Lect., ACS-HU, Budapest, Hungary
2013Durham Lectures, Durham University, UK
2013Scynexis Lecturer, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
2013C. S. Hamilton Lectureship, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
2012Abbott-Lilly Lecture, Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2011Merck Organic Chem. Lect., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison USA
2011Sigma-Aldrich Lecture, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison USA
2011Mashelkar Endowment Lecture, Nat. Chem. Lab., Pune, India
2011Dillon Steele Lecture, Univ of Queensland, Brisbane, Austr.
2011Organic Syntheses Lecture, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, USA
2011Hans Herloff Inhoffen Lecture, Braunschweig, Germany
2011BBVA Lecture, Bilbao, Spain
2009Backer Lecture, Univ. of Groningen, Nederlands
2009Jack Fox Presidential Lecture, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
2008Bristol-Meyers-Squibb Lecture, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2008Bristol-Meyers-Squibb Lecture, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
2008McRae Lecture, Queens University, CA
2008Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture, Universite de Montreal, CA
2008Astra Zeneca Lecture, Sheffield University, UK
2007Yoshimasa Hirata Memorial Lecture, Nagoya Univ., Japan
2007Lemieux Biotechnology Lect., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, CA
2007David Ginsburg Annual Lectureship, Technion, Israel
2005Griess Lectures, RSC East Midlands Section, UK
2005Amgen Lecture, Stanford University, CA, USA
2004Lilly Lecture, Universität Braunschweig, Germany
2002Novartis Lecture, Yale University, CT, USA
2002Haynes-Morris Lecture, University of Tennessee, TN, USA
2001Sigma-Xi Lecture, MIT, MA, USA

Editorial Work

Since 2011Editor-in-Chief; Beilstein J. of Organic Chemistry
Since 2010Editorial Board, ACS Chemical Biology
Since 2011Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
Since 2011Journal of Flow Chemistry, Editorial Advisory Board
Since 2011 ChemBioChem, Editorial Advisory Board
Since 2014Synthesis/Synlett, Editorial Advisory Board
Since 2015Chemical Reviews, Editorial Advisory Board
Since 2015Chem, Editorial Board
Since 2006Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, Editorial Advisory Board
2007 - 2018Board of Consulting Editors, Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Letters
2007 - 2018Board of Consulting Editors, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
2004 - 2017Adv. Carbohydrate Chem.Biochem., Editorial Advisory Board
2003 - 2010Editor, Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
2007 - 2010Board of Editors, HFSP Journal
2002 - 2005Associate Editor, Chemistry & Biology
2001 - 2007Carbohydrate Research, Editorial Advisory Board
2002 - 2009Current Organic Synthesis, Editorial Advisory Board
2002 - 2009Mini Reviews in Organic Chemistry, Editorial Advisory Board
2003 - 2009QSAR& Combinatorial Science, Editorial Advisory BoardSA
2005 - 2015Journal of Biotechnology, Editorial Advisory Board
2006 - 2009Board of Editors, ACS Chemical Biology
2007 - 2009Current Chemical Biology, Editorial Advisory Board
2007 - 2009The Open Cell and Developmental Biology Journal, Editorial Advisory Board
2007 - 2009The Open Medicinal Chemistry Journ, Editorial Advisory Board
2008 - 2011Beilstein J. of Organic Chemistry, Editorial Advisory Board
2009 - 2015Macromolecular Biosciences, International Advisory Board

Selected Publications

  • Plante, O.J.; Palmacci, E.R.; Seeberger, P.H.; Automated Solid-Phase Synthesis of Oligosaccharides; Science 2001, 291, 1523-1527.
  • Schofield, L.; Hewitt, M.C.; Evans, K.; Siomos, M.A.; Seeberger, P.H.; Synthetic GPI as a Candidate Anti-toxic Vaccine in a Model of Malaria; Nature, 2002, 418, 785-789.
  • de Paz, J.L.; Noti, C.; Seeberger, P.H.; Microarrays of Synthetic Heparin Oligosaccharides; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 2766-2767
  • Levesque, F.; Seeberger, P.H.; Continuous flow synthesis of the antimalarial drug artemisinin; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1706-1709.
  • Hofmann, J.; Hahm, H.S.; Seeberger, P.H.; Pagel, K.; Identification of Carbohydrate Anomers Using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry; Nature 2015, 526, 241-244.
  • Hahm, H.S.; Schlegel, M.K.; Hurevich, M.; Eller, S.; Schuhmacher, F.; Hofmann, J.; Pagel, K.; Seeberger, P.H.; Automated Glycan Assembly Using the Glyconeer 2.1® Synthesizer; Proc Nat Acad Sci USA, 2017, 114, E3385-E3389
  • Schumann, B.; Hahm, H.S.; Parameswarappa, S.G.; Reppe, K.; Wahlbrink, A.; Govindan, S.; Kaplonek, P.; Pirofski, L.-a.; Witzenrath, M.; Anish, C.; Pereira, C.L.; Seeberger, P.H.; A Semisynthetic Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 8 Glycoconjugate Vaccine Candidate; Science Transl. Med. 2017, 9, eaaf5347
  • Chatterjee, S.; Guidi, M.; Seeberger, P.H.; Gilmore, K.; Automated Radial Synthesis of Complex Organic Molecules; Nature 2020, 579, 379–384.
  • Wu, X. Delbianco, M.; Anggara, K.; Michnowicz, T.; Pardo-Vargas, A.; Bharate, P.; Sen, S.; Pristl, M.; Rauschenbach, S.; Schlickum, U.; Abb, S.; Seeberger, P.H.; Kern, K.; Imaging Single Glycans; Nature 2020, 582, 375–378.
  • Zhu, Y.; Delbianco, M.; Seeberger, P.H.; Automated Assembly of Starch and Glycogen Polysaccharides; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, in press.
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