Just as our left hand is not superposable to our right hand, the mirror image of certain molecules cannot be overlapped onto it, even when turned or twisted. These two mirror images are referred to by chemists as enantiomers and the molecule is said to be chiral. Chirality, which is a word ... more
Prof. Dr. Joachim Jose
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Institut für Pharmazeutische und Medizinische Chemie
born 1961,studied biology at the University of Saarbrücken, where he was awarded a doctorate. He gained his professorship at the Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry of the University of the Saarland. From 2004 to 2011, he was professor for bioanalytics (C3) at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, where, from 2008 he was the director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. In 2011, he was appointed to a chair at the Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster. The scientific works of Joachim Jose have been distinguished several times, among others with the Innovation Prize in Medical Chemistry (2008), awarded jointly by the GDCH and DPhG, and admission to the “Académie nationale de Pharmacy“ in Paris in 2009.