The progress of mankind is due exclusively to the progress of natural sciences, not to morals, religion or philosophy.

Justus von Liebig, 1866



OCS-2009    |    GEOHET-2011


Prof. Rolf Breinbauer

Rolf Breinbauer was born in Schärding (Austria) in 1970.

He studied Chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Heidelberg, performing his diploma thesis project under the guidance of Prof. Günter Helmchen.

 From 1995-1998 he worked as a PhD student under the guidance of Prof. Manfred T. Reetz at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany).

After working as a Post-Doc with an Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen (Harvard University), he moved in 2000 to Dortmund (Germany) as a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology (Department Head: Prof. Herbert Waldmann) and as a Junior Professor at the University of Dortmund.

From 2005-2007 he was a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Leipzig.

Since 2007 he is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Graz University of Technology in Graz (Austria). His current research interests encompass the structure-guided synthesis of enzyme inhibitors, the development of new organic methodology and Chemical Biology.