Fuel cell technology is actually an “old hat”. The first fuel cell was developed by Sir William Grove in 1839; the first fuel cell stack was already introduced to the public in 1842 . Nevertheless, the innovative electro-chemical concept initially gathered dust in the drawer – it was defea ... more
Prof. Dr. Katja Schmitz
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Katja Schmitz, born in 1978, studied chemistry in Bonn and Oxford. After graduating in 2002, she completed her doctorate on peptides, peptoids and oligoamines as molecular transporters in the research group of Ute Schepers in the working group of Konrad Sandhoff at the University of Bonn. In 2005, she joined the Harvard Medical School in Boston as a post-doctoral student to work in Jon Clardy's research group on high-throughput screening of natural extracts. In 2007 she accepted a position as Research Group Leader at the University of Karlsruhe (later Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT). As part of the topic "receptor-ligand interactions", she began to search for small molecules as chemokine inhibitors and to develop binding assays. In 2011, he was appointed professor of Biological Chemistry at the TU Darmstadt.