Bernd Giese (born 2 June 1940, Hamburg, Germany) is a guest professor in chemistry at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland (full professor at the University of Basel) who specializes in the bio-organic chemistry and synthesis of radicals in biological systems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1969, and his Habilitation from the University of Freiburg in 1976. His current research centers on electron charge transfers in the peptide bonds and proteins of DNA. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Reuters News agency predicted him as a possible Nobel Laureate in chemistry in 2009.