I am Rolf, 53 years old.
I became interested in chemistry as a 12 year old, after my father bought mee and my brother a chemistry-set. I had a lab in our basement as a teenager, making both experiments with chemistry and electricity. Started at Astra-Zeneca in -96 doing prodrugs of penicillin, switched to working with nucleosides targeting HIV. When Astra closed down the HIV-research my bosses started a new company, Medivir. I stayd at Astra for one more year working with CNS-drugs, mainly 8-OHDPAT analogs doing a lot of palldium(0) and copper-chemistry then I quit and started at Medivir. At this time I also started my PhD. We worked with PETT-analogs, doing some really neat QSAR-work with the software PC-Model from Serena Software. I bought stocks really cheap when Medivir was just a 10-people company and -94 the company was on the Stockholm Stock Market, I made some profit on this. I have invested this in my own company Kemicon and are now working on some nice protecting group chemistry.
Have a nice day!