Prof. Dr. Horst Kessler, Carl von Linde Professor, is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München, Germany. Dr Kessler’s research covers the design and synthesis of peptides and peptidomimetics and their functionalization. He has an active interest in peptide drug design and optimization, including oral bioavailability studies, and has authored in excess of 730 scientific publications.. He has won numerous research awards and prizes, including the Otto Bayer Award, the Max Bergmann Medal for peptide chemistry, the Emil Fischer Medal (German Chemical Society), the Max Planck Research Award, the Vincent-du-Vigneaud Award (American Peptide Society) and the Hans Herrloff Inhoffen Medal amongst many others. Dr Kessler studied chemistry in Leipzig and undertook his PhD at Tübingen
Dr Kessler is a named inventor of cilengitide (EMD 121974).