The Power List 2019 – 21-100 (A-Z)
Professor, Director of the Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry & Head of the Comprehensive Foodomics Platform, Germany.
Research goal: Describing unknown yet important small molecules and their interactions in biotic and abiotic processes using orthogonal analytical tools.
Eureka moment: Realizing the lack of metabolic and small molecule diversity among complex living systems when compared with abiotic chemosynthetic environments, such as in outer space or extreme terrestrial environments (hydrothermal systems, for example). It makes our species seem small in the universe.