Thisbe Lindhorst, Prof. Dr. , President of the GDCh (German Chemical Society), Chair of Organic and Biological Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Kiel, Germany

Dr. Martin Kayser

Thisbe Lindhorst studied chemistry at the Universities of München and Münster. She obtained her doctorate with Prof. J. Thiem at the University of Hamburg and performed a postdoctoral training with Prof. S. G. Withers at UBC (Vancouver, Canada).

Thisbe Lindhorst started her own independent research in the field of the glycosciences at the University of Hamburg and was appointed full professor at Christiana Albertina University of Kiel in 2000. Her research is focused on glycomimetics synthesis, glycoarrays, and the biological role of the glycocalyx.

She is the author of the text book ‘‘Essentials in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry’’ and almost 200 publications.

In 2016 and 2017 Thisbe Lindhorst serves as elected president of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), focussing on "Values Thinking" in chemistry.

In 2017, the German Chemical Society is celebrating its 150 year anniversary from 10-15 September in Berlin. On this occasion, GDCh has published a book entitled "Unendliche Weiten" to translate the fascinating world of chemistry and the responsibility of chemistry for a better world for a broader public.

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