Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Editor(s): André Richardt, Marc-Michael Blum

Print ISBN: 9783527317561

Online ISBN: 9783527621620

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621620

Author Biography


About the Author

Andre Richardt is the head of Biological and Chemical Decontamination at the German Armed Forces Institute for Protection Technologies in Munster, Germany. Having obtained his degrees from the universities of Cologne and Freiburg, he spent most of his career working for the German armed forces in biological and chemical decontamination. He is also a lecturer at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg and a member of various international working groups in weapons decontamination.

Marc-Michael Blum currently works in Munich as an independent contractor of the German army medical corps. He studied chemistry at the Technical University Braunschweig, the Humboldt University Berlin and the University of Birmingham, UK. As a Ph.D. candidate he worked in the group of Prof. H. Rüterjans at the J. W. Goethe University in Frankfurt on the enzyme DFPase from squid. He serves as a reserve officer at the German army NBC defense school, is a member of the Insitute of Strategic Studies in London. His research interest include enzyme mechanisms and structural biology with a recent focus on neutron diffraction. In the field of biological and chemical warfare he is interested in new decontamination and detection technologies as well as arms control and disarmament.

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