About the Author
Willi Bannwarth is full Professor for Organic Chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany). Having studied Chemistry in Münster and Konstanz, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Sir A. Battersby in Cambridge (UK). In 1979, he joined Roche in Basel (Switzerland) where he was head of nucleotide and peptide chemistry and later was named head of combinatorial chemistry, a technique which he had introduced at Roche. In 1996 he moved to Byk Gulden Pharmaceuticals (now Altanapharma) in Konstanz to build a cominatorial chemistry facility there. In 1999 he was appointed professor for Organic chemistry at the University of Freiburg where he focuses on combinatorial and bioorganic chemistry.