As off 2016 Prof. Frank Neese, director of the department ‚Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy’, has been appointed as an active member of the International Advisory Board for the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.
RNDr. PhDr. Zdeněk HOSTOMSKÝ, CSc., director at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, appointed Prof. Neese to this position.
The MPI CEC-director follows Prof. Walter Thiel, director at the neighbouring institute who dropped from the Advisory Board.
The current members of the board can be found here.
The main role of IAB is to help guide the Institute to become a dynamic and internationally recognized place for basic research in organic chemistry and biochemistry, as well as in theoretical chemistry. At the same time, the Institute has been traditionally quite successful in discovering new biologically active chemical compounds which were subsequently developed into useful pharmaceutical products.