Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Kirschning

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Kirschning
Schneiderberg 1B
30167 Hannover
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Kirschning
Schneiderberg 1B
30167 Hannover
Executive Board
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Deputy Management
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Exchange Coordinator
Exchange Coordination, Chemistry and Life Science
Section Synthetic Chemistry

Main Research Focus

  • Microstructured flow reactors, inductive heating, multistep flow reactions of active compounds
  • Total, semi- and mutasynthesis of biologically active natural products: Anti-infectives, antitumor agents, antivirals; natural products as basic building blocks of active compounds
  • New concepts for drug targeting and delivery
  • Molecular evolution and the origin of life
  • In cooperation with Dr. Dräger: Biocompatible (bio)materials for medical implants: Synthesis of materials, surface functionalization, active ingredients for stem cell research

Curriculum Vitae

  • Personal data
    Place of BirthHamburg, Germany
  • Career History
    since  2000 Professorship (C4), Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
    04/1991 - 06/1996

    Habilitation in organic chemistry, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany

    Synthetic and biosynthetic studies on deoxyglycoconjugates

    08/1989 - 10/1990

    Postdoc with Prof. H. G. Floss, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

    Biosynthetic studies on macrolactam antibiotics

  • Education

    Doctorate with Prof. Dr. E. Schaumann, University of Hamburg, Germany

    Synthetic organo-silica chemistry

    08/1986 Diploma degree with Prof. Dr. E. Schaumann, University of Hamburg, Germany
    10/1983 - 07/1984 Chemistry studies with final examination B. Sc., Southampton University, UK
    10/1980 - 08/1986

    Diploma studies, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Honours
    2013 Novartis Chemistry Lectureship
    1989 - 1990 Feoder-Lynen-scholarship for the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation
    1989 Fritz-Prosiegel scholarship
    1983 - 1984 DAAD-study scholarship for UK
  • Visiting Professorships
    2009 - 2011 Visiting Professor, Université de Strasbourg Ecole européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux (ECPM), France
    2007 Visiting Professor, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
    2007 Visiting Professor, Université Le Mans, France
    2003 Visiting Professor, Université de Rennes, France

    Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

    1997 Visiting Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • Memberships
    since 2005 TECHNION Gesellschaft
    since 2003

    Royal Society of Chemistry

    since 1989 Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh
  • Additional Positions
    seit 2010

    Editorial Board J. Flow Chem

    seit 2007 Editorial Board of Natural Product Reports (NPR)
    seit 2006 Editorial Board of Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry (BJOC)
    2001 - ??? Director of Institut of Organic Chemistry, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany
    seit 2003 Member of the Natural Product Forum of the DECHEMA
    2005 - 2009 Board member of the DECHEMA Sektion "Chemical Biology"
    seit 1998 Selection commitee of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Teaching Courses

WS (Bachelor Chemistry):

  • Organic Chemistry 3 (Lecture, tutorial)
  • Practical course Organic Chemistry 2

WS (Master Chemistry):

  • Stereocontrol and asymmetric synthesis (lecture, tutorial, practical course)

SS (Master Chemistry):

  • Biogenesis of natural products (lecture, tutorial, practical course)
  • Elementorganic Chemistry (lecture, tutorial, practical course)
  • Research-oriented practical course in drug and natural product chemistry

Further information about the courses can be found here in Stud.IP.