Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann
The primary role of the Herrmann lab will be to use DNA hybrid molecules to direct the reversible docking of the lablets in this project.
Andreas Herrmann studied chemistry at the University of Mainz (Germany). From 1997 to 2000 he pursued his graduate studies at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in the group of Professor K. Müllen. Then he worked as a consultant for Roland Berger Management Consultants in Munich (2001). In the the years 2002 and 2003 he returned to academia working on protein engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, with Professor D. Hilvert. In 2004 he was appointed as a head of a junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research dealing with biological-organic and biological-polymeric hybrid materials. On August 2007, he became an associate professor in Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (University of Groningen). Current research interests of the group are twofold: 1) combining synthetic strategies from Organic and Polymer Chemistry with methods from Molecular Biology; and 2) exploring the interactions of bioorganic hybrid materials with living systems.