As with all things in life, healthy brain function depends on a balance of forces. We think of our brains as active - moving a leg and saying a word are all "active" events. But it is just as important for our brains to be able to stop these actions -to stop our leg, and to stop our speech. ... more
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Renneberg
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Reinhard Renneberg, born 1951, studied chemistry at the Lomonossov university in Moscow. After acquiring his diploma, he worked at the Zentralinstitut für Molekularbiologie (ZIM) in Berlin-Buch, where he acquired his doctorate in 1978 and habilitation in the area of bio sensors in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he managed the immune sensor department of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemo- und Biosensorik (ICB), Münster. In 1994, he followed the call of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as Full Professor of Analytical Biotechnology. Renneberg is also active as a company founder. He is the author of “Bioanalytik für Einsteiger” and “Biotechnologie für Einsteiger”, for which he received the literature award of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie in 2008.
Photograph:© Viola Berkling, Oschersleben