Using a new method, scientists are better able to distinguish between mirror-image substances. This is important amongst others in drug development, because the two variants can cause completely different effects in the human body. Researchers from Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, EPF Lausanne ... more
Prof. Dr. Eric Bakker
Université de Genève
is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Geneva. He was educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. After his Ph.D. he pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. His independent career started at Auburn University in the U.S.A. and continued at Purdue University in West Lafayette and Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to his current position in 2010. His research interests lie in membrane chemistry and ion transport and extraction processes for innovations in chemical sensing and more recently in photoelectric conversion. He has published more than 230 papers so far, which have been globally cited over 12’000 times. He is the 2014 recipient of the RSC Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science.