Mathias O. Senge

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Mathias O. Senge, born in Silbach, Germany (1961), studied chemistry and biochemistry and graduated as Diplom-Chemiker from the Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany in 1986. After a Ph.D. degree thesis in plant biochemistry with Prof. H. Senger in Marburg (1989) and a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. K. M. Smith at UC Davis, he moved to the Free University of Berlin and received his Habilitation in organic chemistry in 1996. From 1996, he was a Heisenberg Fellow at the Free University of Berlin and UC Davis and held visiting professorships at Greifswald and Potsdam. In 2002, he was appointed Professor of organic chemistry at the University of Potsdam, and since 2005, he holds the Chair of organic chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin. He was the recipient of fellowships from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. From 2005 to 2009, he was a Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor. His main interests are the synthetic organic chemistry, chemistry and biochemistry of tetrapyrroles, photobiology and photomedicine, crystallography and structural chemistry, and medicinal and bioorganic chemistry. He has published over 240 scientific papers in these areas. His additional interests are the history of science and the development of science outreach programs.

Biography Updated on 30 October 2012

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