Sialobiology: Chemistry and Biology of Sialic Acids
at the Institute of Biochemistry in Kiel

Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Biochem. Roland Schauer † (Emeritus)

Occurrence, analysis, metabolism, molecular biology, function, evolution and pathobiochemistry of sialic acids

Curriculum Vitae

Name Schauer, Roland Walter (*April 8, 1936 in Stgt.-Bad Cannstatt; † October 24, 2019 in Kiel)
Studies 1955 Chemistry; University of Stuttgart, 1955-61, Medicine, University of Tübingen
02/1962 Medical Degree "Studien zum Phosphattransport in Erythrocyten" (Prof. Dr. G. Hillmann)
1962-1966, Biochemistry, University of Tübingen
1966 Diploma "Synthese von Insulin aus isolierten A- und B-Ketten durch Glutathion-Insulin-
Transhydrogenase" (Prof. Dr. F. Schneider)
02/1967 Approbation of Medicine (Stuttgart)
Professional 03/1967 Postdoctorate at the Ruhr-University of Bochum;
04/1970 Habilitation, Venia legendi for Physiological Chemistry: "Acylneuraminsäuren:
Eigenschaften, Synthese und Biosynthese" (Prof. Dr. H. Faillard)
08/1970 Docent: 04/1973 Associate Professor, Group leader for Cell Chemistry (Bochum)
12/1976 Full Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Institute of Biochemistry, University
of Kiel
10/2001 Emeritus Professor
Publications About 400 original papers and reviews, mainly concerning the chemistry, metabolism and
biological functions of sialic acids
Contributions to meetings About 200 lectures on invitations
Teaching for students of medicine, dentistry and natural sciences
10/1998 Establishment of a curriculum for biochemistry and molecular biology
Supervision of 42 diploma, 54 doctoral theses (Ph.D. and M.D.) and 4 habilitations (Priv.-Doz.)
Editorial work "Sialic Acids, Chemistry, Metabolism and Function", Cell Biol. Monographs, Vol. 10, Springer-
Verlag, Wien (R. Schauer, ed.) 1982; 2 Proceedings of Sialic Acid Symposia (1979, 1988)
Organisational work Vth International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Damp/Kiel, Sept. 1979;
Annual Meeting of the GBM together with the Nordic Biochemical Societies, Damp/Kiel, 1982;
Japanese-German Symposium on Sialic Acids, Berlin, 1988
Organisation of 10 Sialic Acid Workshops in Kiel and coorganisation of International Symposia
on Sialic Acids
Editorial Boards Glycoconjugate Journal, Trends in Glycoscience and Glycotechnology
Founding and chairman of the "Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Sialinsäuren e.V." (Sialic Acids Society) Kiel (1986-2011)
Member of Consortium for Functional Glycomics
Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia
Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, Studiengruppe Glykobiologie (GBM) (
Group de Glucides
Society for Glycobiology (
Glycosciences Forum
Verein zur Förderung der Glycowissenschaften (
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (
FCCA (Forum: Carbohydrate Coming of Age) (

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