Roland K. Hartmann
Roland K. Hartmann was born close to Hamburg in 1956, studied biochemistry at the Free University Berlin (1976–1981), received his Diploma (on ribosome reconstitution) in biochemistry in 1983, and received his Ph.D. degree from the Chemistry Department (on ribosomal RNA biosynthesis in bacteria), Free University Berlin, Germany, with summa cum laude (1987). In 1988, he won the ERNST-REUTER Award for outstanding Ph.D. theses. He received his Habilitation in biochemistry entitled “Antibiotics—target sites and mechanisms of resistance” in 1993. He held scientific positions at the Institute of Biochemistry, University Lübeck (from 1995), became a Professor in 1997, and has been a Professor of pharmaceutical chemistry (C4) at the Philipps-University Marburg since 2003. His scientific interests focus on RNA biochemistry; RNA structure, function, evolution, and application; noncoding RNAs in bacteria and eukaryotes; RNA-protein interaction; bacterial genetics; and molecular biology. Since 2001, he has been a Deputy spokesman of the section RNA biochemistry—RNA structure, function, evolution, and application, GBM (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie); in 2002, a Coorganizer of the meeting of the GBM studies group RNA Biochemistry, Blaubeuren near Ulm, Germany; in 2002, an Organizer of the NorFa Meeting 2002, Lübeck, Germany; in 2002-2003, a Coorganizor of the 20th International tRNA Workshop, Kloster Banz near Bamberg, Germany; from 2003 to 2005, the Chief Editor of Handbook of RNA Biochemistry (Wiley-VCH); in 2004, a Coorganizer of the meeting of the GBM studies group RNA Biochemistry, Blaubeuren near Ulm, Germany; since 2006, a Deputy Spokesman of the DFG International Research Training Group (Internationales Graduiertenkolleg) Giessen/Marburg-Moscow “Enzymes and multienzyme complexes acting on nucleic acids”; since 2006, an Editorial Advisor for the Biochemical Journal (UK); in 2006 and 2008, a Coorganizer of the meeting of the GBM studies group RNA Biochemistry, Kassel, Germany.
Biography Updated on 26 May 2010