Peter Wipf

University of Pittsburgh - USA

Peter Wipf was born in Aarau, Switzerland. He received his Dipl. Chem. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Zürich under the direction of Professor Heinz Heimgartner. After a Swiss NSF postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Robert E. Ireland at the University of Virginia, he began his appointment at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1990. Since 2004, he is a Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Chemical Methodologies and Library Development (UPCMLD) and is a co-Leader of the UPCI Molecular Therapeutics and Drug Discovery Program. Peter Wipf’s research focuses on the total synthesis of natural products, organometallic and heterocyclic chemistry. He is a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award (2015), the Mosher Award and the Morley Medal (2013), and the Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products (2009). In 1998, he received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2010), the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2004), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2002). He has been an Associate Editor of ACS Med. Chem. Lett. since 2009 and serves on the Board of Directors of Organic Syntheses (since 2013) and Organic Reactions (since 2007). He has published 600 papers, patents, and book chapters.