Norbert Sewald was born in 1961 in Munich (Germany). He obtained his Diploma degree in Chemistry and his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich with Prof. Dr. K. Burger. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. J. E. Baldwin at the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, University of Oxford, he started independent research at the Technical University of Munich and later at the University of Leipzig. In 1998 he finished his habilitation and was appointed to a full Professor of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld in 1999. His research interests in general comprise organic chemistry at the interface to biology and medical sciences. Special focus is placed on the development of synthetic methods, the isolation, structure elucidation, and total synthesis of bioactive natural products, studies regarding the interaction of peptides with proteins or DNA, analysis of the solution structure of peptides using NMR, and the development of novel molecular tools for biochemical research.
Biography Updated on 4 February 2009