Professional employment and academic education

Since 2017 Full Professor and Director of the Institute for Chemistry and Metabolomics, University of Lübeck
Since 2015 Vice-Coordinator of the DFG Research Unit ViroCarb
Since 2010 Elected member of the Senate of the University of Lübeck
2004 Visiting Professor to the laboratory of Prof. Bundle at the alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1996-1998 Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Lübeck
1994-2017 Full Professor and Director of the Institute for Chemistry, University of Lübeck
1992-1994 Privatdozent at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt
1992 Habilitation for "Biophysical Chemistry" at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
1986-1987 Research Associate at the National Research Council of Canada, Institute of Biological Sciences, Ottawa, in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. D. R. Bundle
1986 Dissertation in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. H. Paulsen, University of Hamburg
1977-1983 Studies of Chemistry at the Universities of Kiel and Hamburg

Honours, distinctions, scholarships, awards

1980-1983 Fellow of the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes"
1983-1985 Fellow of the "Verband der Chemischen Industrie"
1988-1990 Liebig-Fellow of the "Verband der Chemischen Industrie"
1994 Prize of the "Hermann Wilkomm-Stiftung"
2004 Roy L. Whistler Award of the "International Carbohydrate Organization"

Editorial and advisory boards

Since 2006 Member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry"
2006-2012 Member of the Editorial Board of "Carbohydrate Research"
2008-2018 Member of the Editorial Board of "Glycoconjugate Journal"
2008-2019 Member of the Advisory Committee for the Resource for Integrated Glycotechnology, Complex Carbohydrate Research Centre, University of Athens, GA, USA

Research topics

NMR studies into protein-carbohydrate interactions:
Glycosyltransferases - Molecular details of substrate recognition
Norovirus and related caliciviruses - binding of histo blood group antigens to viral coat proteins

Ten most important publications (Hirsch-Index 32, Researcher ID F-6335-2011)

  1. Mallagaray, A. Creutznacher, R., Dülfer, J., Mayer, P.H.O., Grimm, L.L., Orduña, J.M., Trabjerg, E., Stehle, T., Rand, K.D., Blaum, B.S., Uetrecht, C., and Peters, T. (2019) A post-translational modification of human Norovirus capsid protein attenuates glycan binding. Nature communications, 10, 1320.
  2. Flügge, F. and Peters, T. (2018) Complete assignment of Ala, ile, Leu, Met and Val methyl groups of human blood group A and B glycosyltransferases using lanthanide-induced pseudocontact shifts and methyl-methyl NOESY. J Biomol NMR, 70, 245-259.
  3. Mallagaray, A., Lockhauserbäumer, J., Hansman, G.S., Uetrecht, C. and Peters, T. (2015) Attachment of Norovirus to Histo Blood Group Antigens: A Cooperative Multistep Process. Angew Chem Int Ed54, 12014-12019.
  4. Fiege, B., Rademacher, C., Cartmell, J., Kitov, P.I., Parra, F. and Peters, T. (2012) Molecular Details of the Recognition of Blood Group Antigens by a Human Norovirus as Determined by STD NMR Spectroscopy. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl51, 928-932.
  5. Rademacher, C., Guiard, J., Kitov, P.I., Fiege, B., Dalton, K.P., Parra, F., Bundle, D.R. and Peters, T. (2011) Targeting norovirus infection-multivalent entry inhibitor design based on NMR experiments. Chemistry17, 7442-7453.
  6.  Rademacher, C., Krishna, N.R., Palcic, M., Parra, F. and Peters, T. (2008) NMR experiments reveal the molecular basis of receptor recognition by a calicivirus. J Am Chem Soc130, 3669-3675.
  7.  Munch, J., Standker, L., Adermann, K., Schulz, A., Schindler, M., Chinnadurai, R., Pohlmann, S., Chaipan, C., Biet, T., Peters, T. et al. (2007) Discovery and Optimization of a Natural HIV-1 Entry Inhibitor Targeting the gp41 Fusion Peptide. Cell129, 263-275.
  8. Benie, A.J., Moser, R., Bauml, E., Blaas, D. and Peters, T. (2003) Virus-ligand interactions: identification and characterization of ligand binding by NMR spectroscopy. J Am Chem Soc125, 14-15.
  9. Vogtherr, M. and Peters, T. (2000) Application of NMR based binding assays to identify key hydroxy groups for intermolecular recognition. J. Am. Chem. Soc.122, 6093-6099.
  10. Meyer, B., Weimar, T. and Peters, T. (1997) Screening mixtures for biological activity by NMR. Eur J Biochem246, 705-709.