Jens Kurreck is full Professor for Applied Biochemistry at the Berlin University of Technology (TUB), Germany. He studied biochemistry and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin (FUB) and completed his PhD at the TUB in 1998. A postdoc at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, USA, was followed by an assistant professorship at the FUB. From 2007 to 2009 he was Professor of Nucleic Acid Technologies at the University of Stuttgart before attaining his current position in Berlin. In 2012 he was visiting professor at the Dongseo University in Busan, Korea. His research focuses on bioprinting, RNA technologies, and virology. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, holds several patents and edited various books. He received various prizes, among them the Herbert-Stiller Prize for animal-free research and the Prize for the Development of Alternatives to Animal Experiments of the city of Berlin, both in 2019, the prize for excellent teaching of the TU Berlin in 2020, and the non-animal method teaching prize by the Berlin animal protection commissioner in 2022.