Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thisbe K. Lindhorst

Otto-Hahn-Platz 3, R. 112
Phone: +49 431 880-2023
Telefax: +49 431 880-7410

Organic and biological chemistry
Otto-Diels-Institute for Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


»The surface of a cell is perhaps as exciting as the surface of our planet. At the same time it is much smaller, only nanometers in dimension. Despite this, it is probably worse understood than earth’s surface. Many people don’t know: The surface of mammalian cells is highly glycosylated. A polysaccharide layer, the so called glycocalyx, covers every cell und provides for a healthy cellular activity; but how does it all work? My working group is devoted to these sweet puzzles.«

Thisbe K. Lindhorst. Since 2000 professor for Organic and Biological Chemistry at Kiel University. Before that visiting professor at Ottawa University, Canada, and private lecturer at Hamburg University. 1991 PhD at Hamburg University, 1998 habilitation.

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Collaborative Research


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  • 14:00: KiNSIS Colloquium: Network Dynamics and Dynamical Networks (Philipp Hövel, University College Cork)
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  • 16:00: Curvilinear magnetism: fundamentals and applications (Denys Makarov, HZDR)
  • 17:00: Leben auf Exoplaneten? 2. Akt (Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Duschl, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lüning)
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  • 17:00: Surface Modification for Biomedicine via the Vapor Deposition of Polymers (Karen Gleason, MIT)
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  • all day: KiNSIS Transfer Lunch: Axel Koch, Head of CAU Department Transfer
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  • 16:00: Self-Organized Criticality in the Brain (Dietmar Plenz, National Institutes of Health, USA)
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