Marcel Schmidt graduated in chemical biology at the University of Bielefeld (Germany). After undergraduate research with Prof. Dr. Tom N. Grossmann at the Chemicals Genomics Center of the Max Planck Society (Dortmund, Germany), he performed graduate research with Prof. Dr. Martin Schmeing at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and Prof. Dr. Norbert Sewald at the University of Bielefeld. His research interests strongly focusses on new, innovative (bio)-conjugation techniques for peptides and its applications.
In 2015 he joined EnzyPep (Geleen, The Netherlands) and is currently pursuing his PhD within EnzyPep under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan van Maarseveen (University of Amsterdam). His work focusses on the development of enzyme-mediated peptide ligation methodologies and its application to the synthesis of complex cyclic peptides.