Professor Claus Jacob

Prof. Jacob obtained his BSc in chemistry from the University of Leicester in 1993 and his DPhil from Oxford in 1997 working with Allen Hill FRS. From 1996 to 1999, he spent time as a Postdoc with Bert Valle at Harvard Medical School. In 1998, Prof. Jacob obtained a Magister degree in philosophy from the University of Hagen. In 1999, he took up the position of lecturer in inorganic chemistry at the University of Exeter, moving to Saarbrücken in 2005. Prof. Jacob has a particular interest in the chemistry underlying biochemical redox events, most notably reactive sulfur species (RSS).

Since 2005, Prof. Jacob was promoted to a junior professorship running a group for bioorganic chemistry in the School of Pharmacy.

In June 2011, Prof. Jacob got his full professor at Saarland University.


Project Coordinator

  • Project Partner in 'Corena': EU Interreg IVa Programme
  • Coordinator of 'Red Cat': EU wide Initial Training Network
  • Editor: 'Redox Signaling and Regulation in Biology and Medicine' (Wiley-VCH)

Awards and Fellowships

  • Scientific Award: 3rd Interregional Research Prize (jointly with Prof. Kirsch and Dr. Diederich)
  • Scientific Award: Foundation for the Advancement of the German-Luxemburgish cooperation in Science (jointly with Dr. Diederich)
  • Higher Education: Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
  • EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow: University of Exeter

Industrial Experience

  • CEO Dr. Burkholz Life Science Consulting UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
  • Chairman: Exeter Antioxidant Therapeutics Ltd.


Building B2 1
Room 1.13

Phone: +49 681 302-3129
Fax: +49 681 302-3464