Prof. Dr. Liskamp is an international expert in synthesis of biologically active modified peptides and peptidomimetics, dendrimers, peptide folding, protein mimics including synthetic antibodies and vaccines. He started his scientific career at The Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Chemistry at Columbia University, New York. He was assistant professor at the University of Leiden and visiting professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. Thereafter, he served as associate professor at Utrecht University and was appointed professor of Molecular Medicinal Chemistry in 1996. He was visiting professor at the Universities of Leeds and Glasgow and became professor and chair of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in 2013.
Prof. Liskamp holds a PhD in bio-organic chemistry from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.