№ 240/2009 from Sep 15, 2009
Professor Peter H. Seeberger, a chemist at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and a professor at Freie Universität Berlin, has been awarded the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award 2010. The award is endowed with 1,000 dollars. Seeberger is being recognized for his research on biologically relevant carbohydrates and their role in the molecular recognition of cell surfaces. The award will be presented during the 11th Tetrahedron Symposium scheduled for June 22 – 25, 2010, in Beijing, where Seeberger will present a plenary lecture.
The Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards were created in 2005 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. They are presented annually to two individuals under 45 who have exhibited exceptional creativity and dedication in the fields of organic synthesis and of bioorganic and medicinal chemistry respectively.
Seeberger received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York. In 1998 the native of Nuremberg began his academic career as an assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2002 he was appointed Firmenich Associate Professor at MIT. From 2003 to 2009 Seeberger was a professor of organic chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 2003 he was also appointed as an affiliate professor at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla (U.S.A.).
Since January, 2009, Seeberger has been a professor at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and at Freie Universität Berlin.