15 November 1599|
|Died||6 May 1673
|Alma mater||University of Wittenberg
University of Padua
|Known for||Study of chemical reactions and the biochemistry of metals|
|Fields||Medicine, botany, chemistry, philosophy|
|Institutions||University of Jena|
|Doctoral advisor||Daniel Sennert
Adriaan van den Spiegel
|Doctoral students||Georg Wolfgang Wedel|
In 1629, he became a professor at the University of Jena, where he rearranged and expanded the university's botanical garden (the Botanischer Garten Jena). His experimental research involved chemical reactions and the biochemistry of metals acquiring him the title of "director of chemical exercises". He rejected the view that other metals could be transformed into gold.
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- "Academic Genealogy of the NDSU Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology" (PDF). North Dakota State University, USA. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
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