Head of the Group - Michael Lalk

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Michael Lalk


Curriculum vitae:

09.07.1972: born in Rostock (Germany)


1991-1996: study of Chemistry at the University of Rostock


March 1996: Diploma work (Investigations of terpenoid bicyclic systems) under the supervision of Professor Dr. Klaus Peseke


1996-1999: PhD work (Investigations of reactions of annelated carbarsugar derivatives) under the supervision of Professor Dr. Klaus Peseke


June 1999: Promotion to Dr. rer. nat. (Organic Chemistry)


1999-2000: Postdoctoral work at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich / Switzerland (ETH) in the group of Professor Dr. Andrea T. Vasella (synthesis of sugar nitrone derivatives)


2001-2007: Habilitation work at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald – Structural characterisation of novel natural products and biochemical investigations of mechanisms of action of these compounds and derivatives as antimicrobial agents


December 2007: Habilitation in Bioorganic Chemistry (within the group of Professor Dr. Ulrike Lindequist)


March 2008: Promotion to "Privatdozent"


Summer 2012: Offer for a professorship of „Systems Biology“ at the University of Jena (declined)

Offer for a professorship of „Biochemistry“ at the University of Greifswald (accepted)


since October 2012: Professor for Biochemistry (Biochemistry of Metabolism / Metabolomics) at the Institute of Biochemistry, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald


since October 2014: Managing Director of the Institute of Biochemistry



Awards / Fellowships:

Fellow of “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes” 1991-1996

PhD-Fellow of “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes” 1996-1999

Scientific-Fellow of the „Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft“ 1999-2000

Liebig-Fellow of the „Stiftung Stipendienfonds des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie“ 2000-2001

SYNTHESIS-SYNLETT Journals Award 2004