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Schröder Detlef

Dr. habil.
Born June 24, 1963 in Wilster/Holstein, Germany

  • Mass spectrometric studies of elementary reactions across physics, chemistry, and biochemistry with the particular focus to close the gap between model studies and "real" chemical reactions
  • Member of the Learned Society since 2011

Education and professional preparation

  • Undergraduate assistant at the Institut für Thermodynamik und Reaktionstechnik of the TU Berlin with Prof. Dr. H. Knapp, 1986
  • Diploma in chemistry at the TU Berlin, Germany, 1989
  • Dissertation in Organic Chemistry at the TU Berlin, Germany, 1992, Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. H. Schwarz
  • Visiting professor at the Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 2008
  • 2nd Speaker of the SFB 546 "Aggregated Transition-metal Oxides", Berlin, Germany (2000-2006)
  • Participation in national and international boards of science evaluation
  • Habilitation for Organic Chemistry at the TU Berlin, Germany, 2007
  • Visiting professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2008
  • Vicechair of panel 208 of GAČR, 2009-2011
  • Presidency of an evaluation committee of AERES (France), 2009
  • Chair of panel 208 of GAČR, 2011
  • Grant reviews for ANR, CNRS, DFG, ERC, NSF, PSF, RCN, SNF, US Navy
  • External PhD examiner in Berlin (Germany), Orsay (France), Paris (France), and Rome (Italy)

Employment and academic positions

  • Research assistant at the Institut für Organische Chemie, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1989
  • Scientific researcher at the Institut für Organische Chemie, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1992
  • Senior Scientist at the IOCB, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
  • Group Leader for Spectroscopy and Physical Organic Chemistry at the IOCB, Prague, 2007
  • Distinguished Chair of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB), Prague, 2011

Membership and positions in international organization and societies

  • Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2011

Notable Awards

  • Award in chemistry in the competition "Schüler experimentieren", Germany, 1979
  • Award in chemistry in the competition "Jugend forscht", Germany, 1981
  • Schering Award of the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Technischen Universität Berlin, 1992
  • Mattauch-Herzog-Award of Finnigan-MAT GmbH, Bremen, 1997
  • Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, 2009

Selected publications

  • D. Schröder, S. Shaik, H. Schwarz Two-state reactivity as a new concept in organometallic chemistry. Acc. Chem. Res., 33 (2000) 139.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Bond-forming reactions of molecular dications as a new route to polyaromatic hydrocarbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (2006) 4208.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Thermal activation of methane by MgO+ cations: It also works without transition metal!' Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45 (2006) 5705.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Gas-phase models for catalysis: Alkane activation and olefin epoxidation by the triatomic cation Ag2O+. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 15311.
  • Roithová, J.; Milko, P.; Ricketts, C. L.; Schröder, D.; Besson, T.; Dekoj, V.; Bělohradský, M.: Dissociation reactions of free tetrapyridinium tetracations and of their catenanes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 10141.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Model studies of the mechanism of the CuIITMEDA catalyzed C–C coupling of naphthol. Chem. Eur. J. 14 (2008) 2180.
  • Ricketts, C. L.; Schröder, D.; Alcaraz, C.; Roithová, J.: Growth of larger hydrocarbon ions in the ionosphere of Titan. Chem. Eur. J. 14 (2008) 4779.
  • Tyo, E. C.; Castleman, A. W.; Schröder, D.; Milko, P.; Roithová, J.; Ortega, J. M.; Cinellu, M. A.; Cocco, F.; Minghetti, G.: Large effect of a small substitution: Competition of dehydration with charge retention and Coulomb explosion in gaseous [(bipyR)Au(μ-O)2Au(bipyR)]2+ dications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009) 13009.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Silicon compounds of neon and argon. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48 (2009) 8788. (highlighted in C&EN and the "Blaue Blätter")
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Selective C–H bond activation of alkanes by gas-phase metal ions. Chem. Rev. 110 (2010) 1170.
  • Révész, Á.; Schröder, D.; Rokob, T. A.; Havlik, M.; Dolenský, B.: In-flight epimerization of a bis-Tröger base. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 2401.

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.