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. Uli Kazmaier

Institut für Organische Chemie
Universität des Saarlandes
Im Stadtwald, Geb. C4.2
D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Phone: +49 +681 302-3409
Fax: +49 +681 302-2409



Uli Kazmaier, born in 1960, studied chemistry at the University of Stuttgart where he obtained his diploma (1985) and his PhD (1989).

Afterwards he joined as a postdoc the research groups of M.T. Reetz (Marburg) and B.M. Trost (Stanford).

In 1992, he moved to Heidelberg starting his own scientific work as an habilitand at the Institute of Organic Chemistry. After his habilitation in 1997 he was privatdozent at the same University, and from 1999-2001 a substitute of a chair in Karlsruhe.

In 2000 he received a Novartis Chemistry Lectureship and a offer of a full professorship at the University Bayreuth. In 2001 he also obtained a offer of a full professorship at the University des Saarlandes, which he accepted in 2001.

In 2006 he received a call for a chair at university of Heidelberg, which he declined.

His current research interest extends to new organometallic reagents and reactions especially for amino acid and peptide synthesis. Besides the development of new synthetic protocols, the application of these new reactions towards the synthesis of natural products and other pharmaceutical relevant structures plays a central role. He is member of the DFG-funded research group FOR 1406 “Exploiting the Potential of Natural Compounds“. He published more that 175 papers in international journals.