Professor Fred Hagen
Professor Hagen is a leading expert on biological EPR spectroscopy. Already during his PhD work in the laboratory of prof. Slater and Albracht in Amsterdam he laid the foundation to analyse EPR spectra of metal cofactors in proteins. He continued to work on the magnetic spectroscopy of metalloproteins as a postdoc at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (USA) under the supervision of W.R. Dunham and R.H. Sands. During his subsequent work leading to a full professorship in Wageningen University and the Radboud University Nijmegen the combination of physical molecular spectroscopy and biochemistry remained his primary focus. These fields mainly come together on the topic of metals in biology and redox biochemistry. The important contributions made by prof. Hagen were also recognized by the Bioinorganic Chemistry community, as he became a recipient of an early career award, the Eurobic medal in 1994. Prof Hagen continued his career as a professor on enzymology at the Delft University of Technology in 2000.