75th Birthday: Manfred T. Reetz

75th Birthday: Manfred T. Reetz

Author: ChemViews Magazine

Manfred T. Reetz, Emeritus at the Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, and University of Marburg, Germany, celebrates his 75th birthday on August 13, 2018. Reetz’ research focuses on directed evolution, enzymes in organic chemistry, and stereoselective biocatalysis.

Manfred T. Reetz studied chemistry at Washington University, St. Louis, USA, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen, Germany, under the supervision of Ulrich Schöllkopf in 1969. He then joined Reinhard W. Hoffmann at the University of Marburg as a Postdoctoral Researcher and completed his habilitation there in 1978. From 1978 to 1980, he was Professor at the University of Bonn, Germany, and returned to the University of Marburg as Full Professor in 1980. From 1991 to 2011, he served as Director at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research.

Among many other honors, Reetz has received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation in 1989, the Otto Hahn Prize from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2011, the International Kyoto Conference on New Aspect of Organic Chemistry (IKCOC) Prize in 2012.


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Also of Interest

  • M. Reetz Wins IKCOC Prize,
    ChemViews Mag. 2012.
    Professor Manfred Reetz, Germany, awarded the International Kyoto Conference on New Aspect of Organic Chemistry (IKCOC) Prize
  • M. Reetz Receives Otto Hahn Prize,
    ChemViews Mag. 2011.
    Manfred Reetz, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research, receives the Otto Hahn Prize from the GDCh

 

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