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Prof. Dr. Kasper Kirschner, Emeritus

1971 - 1999 | Professor of Biophysical Chemistry

Kasper Kirschner († 2013) grew up in Indonesia and studied biochemistry at the University of Munich. He earned his doctorate under the guidance of the Nobel Prize Laureate and biochemist Prof. Feodor Lynen studying the metabolism of lipids. Subsequently, he took on a postdoctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, with the biochemist and physical chemist Manfred Eigen, focusing on allosteric enzymes. In 1971, following further research at Stanford University, Kasper Kirschner moved to the Biozentrum. Here he was devoted to investigating enzyme kinetics and enzymes in protein metabolism.