The masterminds behind the CTC

The idea for the CTC was developed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter H. Seeberger and Dr. Matthew Plutschack of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.

Peter H. Seeberger

Peter H. Seeberger is director of the department “Biomolecular Systems” at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and professor at Freie Universität Berlin. Previously, he was a professor at ETH Zurich and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Seeberger’s research focuses on the interface between chemistry and biology.

Curriculum vitae of Peter Seeberger on the Max Planck website

Matthew Plutschack

Matthew Plutschack studied chemistry in the United States and came to Germany in 2013 as an exchange student to do research in Seeberger’s lab – and decided to stay. After earning his doctorate, he conducted post-doctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr. In 2020, he returned to Potsdam to help develop the concept for the CTC.

Our expert pool

An international expert pool supported the conceptualization and continues to support the development of the CTC:

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Markus Antonietti (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam)
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser (University of Leipzig)
  • Prof. Dr. Tanja Gulder (University of Leipzig)
  • Dr. Manuel Häußler (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam)
  • Heike Kienert (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Lenk (University of Leipzig)
  • Prof. Dr. D. Tyler McQuade (On Demand Pharmaceuticals, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Noé (Microsoft Research, Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pöllath (Pöllath and Partners, Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elke Schweers (Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Jan J. Weigand (Technical University of Dresden)
  • Prof. Dr. Charlotte Williams (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Joanne Yun (Egon Zehnder, USA)

Our partners

We are taking a holistic approach to transforming chemistry. The establishment and development of the CTC is already supported by more than 100 partners from academia, industry and communities locally, in Germany and worldwide.