Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1992
    Studied chemistry at the University of Rostock, Germany

  • 1992 – 1994
    Doctorate from LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1995 – 1997
    Research associate at the Institute of Automation Technology, University of Rostock

  • 1997 – 1998
    Deputy director of the Institute of Measurement and Sensor Systems

  • 1998 – 1999
    Director of the Institute of Measurement and Sensor Systems

  • 1999
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rostock

  • 1999
    C3 professor of laboratory automation, University of Rostock

  • Since 2000
    Director of the Institute of Automation Technology, University of Rostock

  • 2004
    C4 professor of automation technology / life science automation, University of Rostock

  • Since 2004
    Spokesperson of the Centre for Life Science Automation, Rostock

Selected publications

  • Kolukisaoglu, Ü., Thurow, K.: Future and Frontiers of Automated Screening in Plant Sciences. In: Plant Science 178(6), 2010. pp. 476-484.

  • Kolukisaoglu, Ü. et al.: Inhibitory Effects of Phthalimide Derivatives on the Activity of the Hepatic Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases CYP2C9 and CYP2C19. In: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 25(6), 2010. pp. 876-886.

  • Kumar, M. et al.: Fuzzy Filtering: A Mathematical Theory and Applications in Life Sciences. In: Azar, A.T. (ed.): Fuzzy Systems. ISBN 978-953-7619-92-3, Intech Olajnica Publishing (Croatia) 2010. pp. 129-146.

  • Fleischer, H., Gördes, D., Thurow, K.: High Throughput Screening Applications for Enantiomeric Excess Determination using ESI/MS. In: American Laboratory, 2009. pp. 21-24.

  • Kaber, D. B. et al.: Human-Automation Inter­action Strategies and Models for Life Science Applications. In: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manu­facturing 19(6), 2009. pp. 601-621.

  • Stoll, N., Thurow, K.: Process Management Using Information Systems – Principles and Systems. In: Felder, R., Alwan, M., Zhang, M. (eds.). Systems Engineering Approach to Medical Automation, pp. 183-195. Norwood (MA): Artech House Inc. 2008.

  • Kumar, M. et al.: Robust Fuzzy Mappings for QSAR Studies. In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 42, 2007. pp. 675-685.

  • Schneider, I. et al.: Establishment of a Flexible Platform for an Automated Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor-ELISA. In: Journal Association Laboratory Automation 12(4), 2007. pp. 219-229.

  • Stoll, N., Hagemann, S., Thurow, K.: Chapter 12: Bio-Instrumentation Automation. In: Nelson, B., Zhang, M., Felder, R. (eds.): Life Science Automation – Fundamentals and Applications. pp. 319-348, Artech House Inc. (USA) 2007.

  • Thurow, K., Hagemann, S., Stoll, N.: Chapter 2: Basic Analytical Chemistry for Engineers. In: Nelson, B., Zhang, M., Felder, R. (eds.): Life Science Automation – Fundamentals and Applications. pp. 23-66, Artech House Inc. (USA) 2007.

  • Schmidt, E., Stoll, N., Thurow, K.: Isotope Pattern Evaluation for the Reduction of Elemental Compositions assigned to High Resolved Mass Spectral Data from Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. In: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 17(12), 2006. pp. 1692-1699.

  • Stoll, N. et al.: An 8-fold Parallel Reactor System for Combinatorial Catalysis Research. In: Journal of Automated Methods and Management in Chemistry 2, 2006. pp. 1-9.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Research Training Group GRK 1213 "New methods for sustainability in catalysis and technology". German Research Foundation (DFG), 2005 – 2010

  • Centre for Life Science Automation – celisca. German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2003 – 2015

  • Life science catalysis and engineering. BMBF, 2001 – 2003

  • Start-Up Centre: Laboratory High-Performance Analytics. BMBF, 2001 – 2003

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the executive committee, Hamburg Academy of Sciences

  • Board of directors, Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

  • Member of the scientific advisory board, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology


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