Peer was born in Kiel and grew up in northern Germany, where he also started his education in Chemistry. Since he was interested in Biochemistry, he continued his studies in Freiburg i. Br. (Germany) where he received his Chemistry Diploma in 1990 and also performed his doctoral thesis on the structural analysis of engineered enzymes in the group of Georg Schulz. After receiving his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in protein X-ray crystallography in 1994, he continued his scientific career in small and big pharmaceutical companies, where he supported the development of novel drugs using structure-based methods.
In 1998, he joined Markus Grütter's group at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Zurich as a senior scientist. Since Peer is a specialist in protein X-ray crystallography, he is responsible for the departmental X-ray facility. His scientific interests concern the structural and functional analysis of proteins, particularly of natural and re-engineered solenoid proteins.
Peer Mittl is involved in the following lecture series:
BCH306, BCH402, BCH403, BCH501/502
In the past he was also teaching general Biochemistry (BCH201.2), Biophysics (BCH304), Bioinformatics (BCH401) and Cellular Biology (BCH3201.2).