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.
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.
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