Michael M. Lerch is an organic synthetic chemist currently working in the Northern Netherlands (Groningen, Ph.D. student in the Feringa Group). He was born and raised in Switzerland. After studies and research stays at ETH, the University of Cambridge, the California Institute of Technology and the University of Florence, he is currently working on light-activatable drugs for treatment of challenging diseases.
He is passionate about the philosophy of science and science communication. Besides actively pursuing the revival of the salon culture as a means to address key contemporary and future societal issues, he loves Jazz and reading.