Herbert Waldmann obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Mainz in 1985, working with Professor Horst Kunz. He completed a postdoctoral appointment with Professor G. Whitesides at Harvard University. He was appointed as Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bonn, full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, and Director at the MPI of Molecular Physiology Dortmund and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Dortmund. His research interests lie in the synthesis and use of small molecules in chemical biology research, the chemical biology of protein lipidation and protein microarrays.
Johann Mulzer is a German organic chemist, best known for his work in total synthesis. He has been a professor of chemistry at the University of Vienna since 1996. His research interests include the asymmetric synthesis of natural products.