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prof. dr. A.K.H. (Anna) Hirsch

Associate Professor

Current Position

Assistant professor of bio-organic chemistry, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry (2010 to present)


2008–2010: Postdoctoral Fellow. Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, France (Prof. J.-M. Lehn) 

2004–2008: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. ETH Zürich, Switzerland: (Prof. F. Diederich) “A Novel Approach towards Antimalarials: Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of the Kinase IspE”

2000–2004: M.Sci., M.A. in Natural Sciences (Chemistry). University of Cambridge, UK

2002–2003: Exchange. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Research Experience

 2003–2004: Master’s project. University of Cambridge, UK (Prof. S. V. Ley):

       “Development of a Tandem Dithiol Addition-Cyclisation Reaction”

2003: Summer internship. Procter and Gamble (R&D), Italy

2003: Research internship. Department of Chemistry, MIT, USA (Prof. T. F. Jamison) Work towards the total synthesis of amphidinolide T1

2002: Research internship. Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, MIT, USA (Prof. J. Essigmann) 

2002: Summer internship. GlaxoSmithKline (Department of Medicinal Chemistry), UK

2001 Summer internship. Laboratoire Franco-Luxembourgeois de recherche biomédicale(CNRS), Luxembourg: Training in experimental techniques in molecular biology

Academic Awards

2016      Award of the SCT-Servier Prize for Medicinal Chemistry

2015      Award of a LIFT grant (NWO)

2015      Award of the VIDI grant (NWO)

2014      Award of the Gratama Prize

2014      Award of the ECHO grant (NWO)

2011      Award of the ChemThem grant (NWO)

2010      Award of the VENI grant (NWO)

2010      Prize for the best oral presentation (9th Swiss Snow Symposium)

2008­–2010      Human Frontier Science Program: postdoctoral fellowship

2007      Prize for the best oral presentation (Swiss Chemical Society Annual Meeting)

2005      Roche Research Foundation: fellowship for doctoral students

2000–2004      College Scholarship and Prize for the best exam in Natural Sciences each year


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)

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