Peter Dörmann (born in 1965) studied Biochemistry in M?nster (Germany) from 1984 to 1990. In 1994, he did his Ph.D. after performing research projects in the labs of F. Spener (M?nster, Germany) and J.B. Ohlrogge (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA) on acyl-ACP thioesterases from Cuphea and other species. He then (from 1994 to 1999) did a postdotoral project with C. Benning on the characterization of the DGDG deficient Arabidopsis dgd1 mutant, and the isolation of the DGDG synthase (DGD1), first in Berlin (Germany), and then at Michigan State University (East Lansing, USA). In 1999, he moved back to Germany to start as a group leader working on the biosynthesis and function of galactolipids and tocopherol (vitamin E). In 2008, he became Professor at University of Bonn (Germany). The current research focus is on lipid synthesis and function in plants and bacteria.
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany