Prof. Dr. Andreas Kirschning


  • Microstructured flow reactors, inductive heating, multistep flow synthesis of drugs
  • Total, semi- and mutasynthesis of biologically active natural products: antiinfectives, antitumor agents, antiviral agents; natural products as tools for drug; finding and evaluation of biological targets
  • Biocompatible (bio)materials for medical implants: synthesis of materials, surface functionalisation, drugable molecules for stem cell research


  • 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