Dr Carsten Kettner
Carsten Kettner studied biology at the University of Bonn and obtained his diploma at the University of Göttingen. He was awarded his Ph.D for his work on the biophysical comprehension of the yeast vacuolar ATPase using the patch-clamp techniques in 1999. As a post-doctoral student he continued both the studies on the pump and investigated the kinetics and regulation of the plasma membrane potassium channel (TOK1).In 2000 he moved to the Beilstein-Institut. Here, he is responsible (a) for the Beilstein symposia and the proceedings of the symposia and (b) for the administration and project management of funded research projects. Since 2004 he coordinates the work of the STRENDA commission and promotes along with the commissioners the proposed standards of reporting enzyme data (www.strenda.org). Against this background, in 2011, Carsten was appointed to co-ordinate another standardization project (MIRAGE, www.beilstein-mirage.org) which is concerned with the uniform reporting and representation of glycochemistry data in publications and databases.