Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Dieter Schinzer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dieter Schinzer

Institut für Chemie (ICH)

Universitätsplatz 2, 39106, Magdeburg, G16-135

Name: Dieter Schinzer
Date and Place of Birth:
July 7, 1953, Gudensberg (Germany)
Education (Degrees, Dates, Universities):
Undergraduate school, Department of Chemistry, University of Marburg (1974-1977).
Graduate school, Department of Chemistry, University of Bonn (1977-1980).
PhD with Prof.M.T.Reetz in 1980.
Habilitation with Prof.E.Winterfeldt in 1986at the University of Hannover.
Career/Employment (Employers, Positions and Dates):
Feodor-Lynen fellow (Alexander v. Humboldt-foundation), Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA with Prof.C.H.Heathcock (1980-1982).
Liebig-fellow (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie), Department of Chemistry, University of Hannover with Prof.E.Winterfeldt (1983-1986).
Heisenberg-fellow (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), Department of Chemistry, University of Hannover (1986-1989).
Professor of Chemistry on a temporary position at the Department of Chemistry, University of Göttingen (Schöllkopf chair) (1989-1990).
Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (1990).
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Braunschweig (1990-1996).
Full Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Magdeburg (1997-present).
Offer: Chair for Synthetic Organic Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway (April 2001).
Founder, Consultant and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of MOLISA (Molecular Links Sachsen-Anhalt) GmbH, Magdeburg (2002-present).
Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering (2002-2005).
Consultant with several Pharmaceutical Companies.
Organometallic chemistry (silicon-, tin-, and manganese chemistry), developement of new synthetic methods and application to the total synthesis of bioactive natural products, drug design by structure-activitiy-relations (SAR), molecular modeling, and computer applications in chemistry.
Honours, Awards, Membership of Professional Societies:
GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker), ACS (American Chemical Society), ECS (European Chemical Society).
Werner von Siemens-medal (1986); young scientist award (Dozentenstipendium, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, 1988); NATO award (1988) for the organization of an international conference about "Selectivities in Lewis Acid-Promoted Reactions" in Athens, Greece.
International Activities:
COST (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research) Managment Committee Member for Actions D12 (Chairman 1998; OrganicTransformations: Selective Processes, Asymmetric Catalysis, and Enzymes), D24 (Sustainable Chemical Processes: Stereoselective Transition Metal Catalysed Reactions), and Action Proposer and Chairman (2002-2006) for D 28 (Natural Products as a Source for Discovery, Synthesis, and Application of New Pharmaceuticals). German Member of the Techical Committee of COST Chemistry (2000-2006).; Liaison Member of the Technical Committees of COST Medicine and Health, and Biotechnology and Food (2002-2006). German Member and Chairman (2006-2009) of the new Domaine Committee of COST "Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies"

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Schinzer
Raum: G16-135
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Raum: G16-134
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