Leif-A. Garbe serves as a Professor of biochemical and technical analysis at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TUB), Berlin, Germany. Additionally, he chairs the Department for Special Analyses at the Research and Teaching Institute for Brewing in Berlin (VLB). Garbe graduated in 1996 from TUB with a Diploma in chemistry. Then he worked as a Researcher and teacher at VLB and TUB. He supervised biotechnology and brewing students and performed several research projects in life sciences and in brewing. He finished his Ph.D. thesis in April 2002 in the metabolism of hydroxy-fatty acids in yeasts and his Habilitation thesis in 2009 in the biochemistry of oxidized lipids: analytical characterization of bioactive metabolites at TUB. Today, Garbe’s research interests focus on metabolomics utilising high performance gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, as well as trace analysis, biotransformations, isotope dilution techniques, and the Maillard reaction of peptides/proteins.
Biography Updated on 10 October 2012