Dr. Hugo Scheer is a retired Professor at the Department 1 - Botanik of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany. The focus of his work is structure and function of photosynthetic and photosensory pigments, and their applications in medicine and photonics.
This includes work with bacteriochlorophyll-protein complexes, biliproteins and model systems in order to understand the elementary processes of photosynthesis, and the transfer of knowledge for modifying these systems for use as photodynamic sensitizers in the treatment of certain diseases including cancer, or to generating photonic components for use in imaging or switching.
He provides service to national and international organizations and journals including the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Chemical Society, the Society of Photosynthetic Research, and the American Society of Photobiology. Currently he is serving at the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, the École National Supérieur, Paris, France, at Wuhan and HuazhongUnversities, Wuhan, China, and The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Prof. Scheer is an Adjunct Professor at Ma Chung University, Malang, Indonesia, and an Honorary Professor at the Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. His work resulted in over 250 scientific publications, reviews, and books.