Burkhard König, born 1963 in Wiesbaden, received his doctorate in 1991 from the University of Hamburg under the direction of Prof. de Meijere. He continued his scientific education as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. M. A. Bennett, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, and Prof. B. M. Trost, Stanford University. In 1996 he obtained his „Habilitation“ at the University of Braunschweig. Since 1999 he is full professor of organic chemistry at the University of Regensburg. His current research interests focus on the development of synthetic receptors for the recognition of biological target structures and the application of visible light chemical photocatalysis for organic synthesis.