Emeritus Prof. Dr. Gassen

Prof. em. Dr. rer. nat. Hans Günter Gassen

I remain a member of the TU Darmstadt with traditional rights and duties, free of lectures and research. Two topics are particularly close to my heart, on which I will continue to work in the future:

  • the promotion of biotechnology and in particular of medium-sized biotech companies in Germany.
  • to achieve a broad commitment of citizens to support brain research in Germany.

We want to achieve this with exciting lectures and comprehensible books.

  • 1958-1964 Study of chemistry at the University of Marburg
  • 1964-1966 PhD in biochemistry (enzymology)
  • 1967-1969 Research stay (post-doc) with Dr. Waldo E. Cohn, Oak Ridge Nat. Lab, USA
  • 1969-1971 Research on protein biosynthesis with Prof. Dr. H. Matthaei at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen
  • 1972 habilitation
  • 1973 Call to the C4 professorship of biochemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt, head of the biochemistry department
  • 1985 Foundation and management of the research association “Applied genetic engineering” (Röhm, Merck, Grünenthal)
  • 1986-1987 Dean of the chemistry department at the TH Darmstadt
  • 1988-1990 Managing Director of the Institute of Biochemistry
  • 1991-1998 Chairman of the Division of Biochemistry in the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • 1996-1998 Dean of the Department of Chemistry at the TH Darmstadt
  • 1998-2001 Managing Director of the Institute of Biochemistry
  • 1990-2005 Expert witness in about 20 patent disputes
  • Emeritus professor since 1.4.2004
  • 1993 B.R.A.I.N GmbH
  • 1998 GENIUS GmbH
  • 1999 N-Zyme BioTec GmbH
  • 2000 ESPLORA GmbH
  • 2007 Zedira GmbH