Peter H. Seeberger is under the World’s Top 25 Medicine Makers in the category „Masters of Bench“.
Peter H. Seeberger, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam was chosen by the British journal “Medicine Maker” to be among the TOP 25 most inspirational professionals in the category „Masters of Bench“.
The Medicine Maker has released its 2018 Power List of the top one hundred most influential professionals in medicine. The chemist and biochemist Peter H. Seeberger is one of the few Germans in the field of basic science being among the TOP 25 in the category „Masters of Bench“.
Seeberger is a pioneer in the glyco sciences, a research field investigating the role of sugar molecules in life processes. Synthetic sugars, for example, are components of novel vaccines against infectious diseases such as multiresistant hospital microbes. A method for synthesizing sugars quickly and reliably was the brainchild of Peter H. Seeberger. "Based on many years of basic research, we have created innovative strategies for the development of designer vaccines. These can provide not only better protection against bacterial infections such as dangerous hospital pathogens but also against other infectious diseases such as Malaria.
Recently Peter Seeberger and Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems have developed a new method, in which they use substances from plant waste to produce artemisinin. Artemisinin is an important component of the most effective anti-malaria drugs, and research is also being carried out on its potential use in the treatment of cancer. The new process, which can be industrialized on a massive scale, promises increased and low-cost production. For this reason, it is being industrialized by ArtemiFlow, a start-up established by Max Planck researchers, in Kentucky, USA.
"The Medicine Maker"
The Medicine Maker is a global magazine focused on the development and manufacture of both pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products. It releases an annual Power List of the top 100 inspirational industry professionals and divides them into four categories: Masters of the Bench, Industry Influencers, Business Captains, and Champions of Change. The illustrious members of each group contribute, in various ways, to the life-changing, and often life-saving, work carried out by the biopharmaceutical industry. The Medicine Maker 2018 Power List was compiled based on nominations from readers and the input of an expert judging panel.