Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger



Prof.dr. Harald Gröger studied Chemistry at the Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Oldenburg and received his diploma degree in Chemistry from the University of Oldenburg in 1994. He carried out his doctoral thesis at the University of Oldenburg under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Martens. After receiving his doctoral degree in 1997, he stayed as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo in the group of Prof. Dr. Shibasaki from 1997 to 1998. In 1998 he joined the research department Chemische Forschung of SKW Trostberg AG. After the merger with Degussa-Hüls AG to Degussa AG in 2001, he became Project Manager in the Project House Biotechnology of Degussa AG. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as a Senior Project Manager at the research unit Service Center Biocatalysis of Degussa AG. From 2006 to 2011 he was W2-Professor (Associate Professor) of Organic Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and since April 2011 he is W3-Professor (Full Professor) of Organic Chemistry at Bielefeld University. Harald Gröger and his teams were awarded the Degussa Innovation Award 2003 (category: new products) and the Degussa Innovation Award 2005 (category: new or improved processes). In addition, he was awarded the Carl-Duisberg-Memorial-Prize 2008 of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Otto Roelen Medal 2014 of the DECHEMA and the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) and a Visiting Professorship of Osaka University in 2014.


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Dr. Yasunobu Yamashita / Bielefeld University

Dr. Yasunobu Yamashita was born in Aichi, Japan, 1987. He graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University in 2012, where he continued to study as a master and a Ph.D. student, majoring chemo-enzymatic synthesis of biologically active substances. He received his Ph.D. degree in March 2017 from Keio University under the supervision of Prof. Takeshi Sugai. From April to July 2017, he worked in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan.

Dr. Yasunobu Yamashita is currently a postdoctoral researcher working in the Bielefeld University. His research interest includes the Combinations of Chemo- and Biocatalysis. He is focusing on the Flow Processes with Chemo- and Biocatalysis.

T +49 521-106-2160   /   Mail yasunobu.yamashita@uni-bielefeld.de



Lukas Schober M.Sc.

Lukas was born in Georgsmarienhütte, Germany in 1994. He studied chemistry and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Chemistry, Bielefeld University in 2015. During his bachelor thesis he focused on a process development for a pharmaceutical compound utilizing biocatalysts. This work has been done within an industrial research collaboration project. He continued to study as a master student in the field of chemo-enzymatic catalysis in the group of Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger and also joined the workgroups of Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Sasai and Prof. Dr. Shuji Akai in Osaka University for research stays. His Master thesis, which was conducted at Osaka University and Bielefeld University, focused on the development of novel asymmetric vanadium catalysed reactions. Since 2018 he is working as a Ph.D. student in the ONE-FLOW consortium, and his research centers on the implementation of new catalytic cascades in flow processes.

His research interests includes chemo- and biocatalysis, flow chemistry and the development of new routes to asymmetric building blocks.

T: +49 521 106 2160 / Mail lukas.schober@uni-bielefeld.de


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