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Gert von Helden appointed Professor of IR Spectroscopy of Biomacromolecules

Date of news: 28 June 2017

Dr. Gert von Helden has been appointed as a Professor by special appointment of IR Spectroscopy of Biomacromolecules at the Radboud University Faculty of Science with effect from 1 May 2017.

Gert von HeldenVon Helden is an expert in the field of large, biologically relevant molecules, and in particular in measuring and studying the structure of these biomacromolecules, such as peptides and proteins, with spectroscopic techniques.

Fritz Haber Institute

Since 2003 he has been research group leader at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, where he focuses on biomolecules and biomolecular complexes in the gas phase. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher at the FOM Institute of Plasma Physics in Nieuwegein and as a postdoc at the Radboud University.

FELIX Laboratory

Von Helden will strengthen the FELIX Laboratory and in particular the research group Molecular Structure and Dynamics, part of the Institute for Molecules and Materials at the Radboud University.


Gert von Helden (1965), studied chemistry at Mainz University and obtained his PhD in 1994 at the University of California at Santa Barbara on research into the structure and energetics of gas phase cluster ions using ion chromatography. He is (co-) author of more than 150 articles in scientific journals.