The sheer endless expanses of the oceans are hostile deserts — at least from the perspective of a bacterium living in water. Tiny as it is, its chances of finding sufficient nutrients in the great mass of water would seem to be vanishingly small. However, as in other deserts, there are life ... more
Prof. Dr. Gerhard K. E. Scriba
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Pharmazeutische/Medizinische Chemie
born 1956, studied pharmacy in Bonn and in 1980 received the licence to practise pharmacy. He received his doctorate in 1984 at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University in Munster, where, in 1995, he qualified as a professor in the subject of pharmaceutical chemistry. In 1999 he was appointed to the position of C3-Professor for Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a focus on Pharmaceutical Analysis at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, and since 2005 he has been managing director of the Institute of Pharmacy. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and the “Pharmaceutical Chemistry” Committee of the Pharmacopoeia. His research was awarded the Rottendorf Prize (1995) and the Doberreiner Prize of the German Pharmaceutical Society (1997). Scriba is co-editor of the commentary to the European Pharmacopoeia and the journal Chromatographia, and a member of the editorial boards of Electrophoresis, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Journal of Separation Science, Pharmazie and Pharmeuropa. He is the author or coauthor of over 125 scientific publications and 11 book contributions. His research interests include the analysis of drugs and peptides using capillary electrophoresis, particularly stereoisomer analysis and the development of capillary electrophoresis enzyme assays.