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Curriculum Vitae


1946 Born in Augsburg (Germany)
1966 - 1971 Studies of Chemistry Technical University Munich, degree of Dipl.-Chem.
1971 - 1974 Doctorate work  (Dr. rer. nat.), TU Munich
1974 - 1976 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Barnett Rosenberg and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
1977 - 1982 Habilitation TU Munich (Dr. rer. nat. habil.)
1982 Appointment to Privatdozent, TU Munich
1985 - 1988 Associate Professor (C3) of Chemistry, University of Freiburg
1988 - 2011 Full Professor (C4) of Chemistry, Chair of  Bioinorg. Chemistry, University of Dortmund (later: TU Dortmund)
2011 Retirement




Bioinorganic Chemistry related to metal-nucleic acid chemistry and in particular to antitumor platinum drugs and heavy metal mutagenicity;

Coordination Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry of metals with nucleobases and N-heterocyclic ligands in general.



Professional Activities:

European Editor of Inorg.Chim.Acta (since 2008)

Advisory Board of J.C.S., Dalton Trans. (1997-2000)

Editorial Board of Biometals (since 1992);  J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (JBIC) (1996-1999);  Inorg. Chem.  (2003-2005);  Inorg. Chim. Acta (2003-2007)


Scientific secretary of EUROBIC conferences (2004-2014); Council member of Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) (2002-2006)


Chairman of COST D20 action “Metal Compounds in the Treatment of Cancer and Viral Diseases” (2000-2003); vice chairman (2003-2006).


Organizer of numerous workshops and conferences, e.g.: EURESCO Research Conference Inorganic Chemistry. The Inorganic Side of Molecular Architecture,

San Feliu de Guixols (Spain), 2002; EUROBIC 7, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), 2004; 4th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), 2008.


Member of numerous scientific/programme committees of international conferences


Member of DFG  Fachkolloquium FK37 “Chemie biologischer Systeme” (2004-2008)


Visiting professorships and lectureships in numerous countries, e.g. Nato Advanced Study Institute Bioinorganic Chemistry, Rhodes Island (Greece), 1994;

3me Cycle Tour, Switzerland, 1999; JSPS Lectureship, Japan, 2001; Gordon Research Conference Metals in Medicine, Waterville, ME (USA), 2004;  Ecole Nationale

Superieure de Chimie de Paris, Paris (France), 2006; Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma (Spain), 2013.




ca. 390 refereed publications (Nov. 2013) and ca. 50 other publications; see: http://www.ccb.tu-dortmund.de/fb03/en/Fields_of_research/AC/Lippert/Publications/index.html


Editor of book:

Cisplatin – Chemistry and Biochemistry of a Leading Anticancer Drug, Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta, Zürich, and Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (1999)

ISBN 3-906390-20-9