Prof. Oliver Zerbe
Oliver Zerbe was born in Hamburg, Germany, 1963 and studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and in Southampton, UK. He received his Ph.D. in 1994 in organic chemistry from the University in Zurich under the supervision of Wolfgang von Philipsborn in the field of NMR methodology as applied to peptides. From 1994 to 1995 he we was a postdoc with Kurt Wüthrich at the Federal Technical University of Switzerland (ETH) working on the design of pulse sequences for isotopically labeled proteins. He received his Habilitation in medicinal chemistry from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ETH Zurich, in 2004 under the guidance of Gerd Folkers.
Oliver Zerbe is presently head of the NMR facilities, group leader and lecturer at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Zurich. He was promoted to Titularprofessor in 2008.
His group is used solution NMR techniques to determine the structure and dynamics of proteins. Examples are G-protein coupled receptors, repeat proteins and metallothioneins. For more details see the project descriptions.