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prof. dr. A. (Andreas) Herrmann


Andreas Herrmann studied chemistry at the University of Mainz (Germany). From 1997 to 2000 he pursued his graduate studies at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in the group of Professor K. Müllen. Then he worked as a consultant for Roland Berger Management Consultants in Munich (2001). In the years 2002 and 2003 he returned to academia working on protein engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, with Professor D. Hilvert.  In 2004 he was appointed as a head of a junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research dealing with biological-organic and biological-polymeric hybrid materials. In August 2007, he became an associate professor and in 2010 a full professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (University of Groningen).


Institutional responsibilities

  • Head of the Board of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (2014 - present)
  • Board member of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (2012 - 2014)
  • Program director at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) for the research line “Nanobiotechnology and Advanced Therapeutic Materials (NANOBIOMAT)” (2011 - present)
  • Member of the W.J. Kolff Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science, UMCG (2011 - present)
  • Associate member of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen (2009 - present)
  • Cofounder of the “Center for Synthetic Biology” at the University of Groningen (2008)
  • Faculty member, University of Groningen, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, The Netherlands (2007 - present)

Organisation of scientific meetings

  • Scientific co-organizer of NRW Nano Conference, Dortmund, Germany (2011)
  • Principal organizer of a summer school for Indonesian students on nanomaterials, Bandung, Indonesia (2011)
  • Co-organizer Kick-Off Symposium “Center for Synthetic Biology”, Groningen, The Netherlands (2008)
  • Principal organizer of workshop “NanoTIDES – Nanomaterials from Nucleotides and Peptides” at Eurotides Conference, Düsseldorf, Germany (2008)

Commissions of trust

  • Executive Advisory Board of Advanced Science (2014 - present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Bioconjugate Chemistry”, ACS Journal (2013 - present)
  • Member of founding committee of Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea (2013)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Recent Patents on Nanomedicine” (2009 - present)
  • Program coordinator of the Dutch Nano-Initiative NNI (2008)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “The Open Nanomedicine Journal” (2008 - present)


  • ERC Advanced Grant from the European Commission (2016)
  • Coordinator of MSCA Cofund Grant from the European Commission: Local training network for 19 early stage researchers working on the development of new antibiotics and antibacterial coatings. (2016)
  • Winner of the Eyenovative Prize from Novartis (2013)
  • Winner of the Dutch Venture Challenge Fall organized by the Netherlands Genomic Initiative (NGI, 2012)
  • The office Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) performed an assessment of all chemistry groups in the Netherlands with an international review panel. This rating placed the Herrmann laboratory among the top 10 Dutch chemistry groups. (2011)
  • VICI Grant from the Dutch Science Organization (NWO, 2010)
  • ERC idea Starting Grant from the European Commission (2009)
  • Dr. Hermann-Schnell-Prize from the German Chemical Society (GDCh, 2009)
  • Raimund-Stadler-Prize from the German Chemical Society (GDCh, 2008)
  • Ph.D "summa cum laude" from University of Mainz, Germany (2000)
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