60th Birthday: Thomas Scheper

60th Birthday: Thomas Scheper

Author: ChemViews (Photo: Ⓒ University of Hanover)

Biotechnology researcher Professor Thomas Scheper, University of Hanover, Germany, celebrates his 60th birthday on March 29, 2016.

Professor Scheper’s research interests include bioprocess engineering, mammalian cell cultivation technologies, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, bioanalytics, biosensors, enzyme technology, and food biotechnology.

Thomas Scheper studied chemistry at the University of Hanover, where he also received his Ph.D. in 1985 under the supervision of Karl Schügerl for work on the “Measurement of Extra- and Intracellular Parameters for Fermentation Control by Means of Laser Flow-Cytometry and Culture Fluorescence Monitoring”. From 1992 to 1995, he was Professor for Biochemistry at the University of Münster, Germany. Scheper then returned to Hanover and was appointed Professor at the University’s Institute for Technical Chemistry in 1995.

Among other honors, Professor Scheper received the Max Buchner Prize by DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. in 1993 and the Scientific Award of the German Technion Society in 2006. Scheper is Head of the Board of the Biotechnology Section within DECHEMA. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including the Journal of Biotechnology and Chemie in unserer Zeit.

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