Bielefeld University - Prof. Dr. Norbert Sewald
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Norbert Sewald was born in Munich in 1961 and studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich. After he finished his PhD thesis in Organic Chemistry ("New Strategies for the Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl Substituted Heterocycles, Amino Acids, and Hydroxy Acids") in the group of Prof. Burger, he worked from 1991 to 1992 in the group of Prof. J. E. Baldwin at the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Oxford University ("Studies towards the Biomimetic Synthesis of Penicillin"). In 1998 he finished his habilitation at the University of Leipzig ("Peptides Containing b-Amino Acids: Asymmetric Synthesis, Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis, and Conformational Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy"). Since 1999 he is a Professor for Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld.