Bernd Giese

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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.[1][2]

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.[3] Reuters News agency predicted him as a possible Nobel Laureate in Chemistry[4] in 2009.



  1. ^ Taylor (2002). Mechanism and Synthesis. Royal Society of Chemistry. ISBN 978-0-85404-695-9. 
  2. ^ "Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates". 24 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Archived October 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry". Elsevier. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.