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Emeritus Professor


PhD – University of Leiden


I joined the faculty at UNC in 1964; my last student received his PhD in 2005, I retired in 2006. I have remained actively interested in the research of my colleagues Professors Charles Carter and Drew Lee. Much of my effort in recent years has gone into writing a 500-page textbook together with Professor Barry Lentz – “Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules”. The book is expected ‘on the shelves’ in December 2013. I currently occupy my time with preparing a translation into modern English of “Nederlandsche Historiën” by P.C. Hooft (1581-1647), a 1100-page history of the Dutch revolution in the period 1555-1587, half of which first appeared 1642, and the other half posthumously in 1654.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS pubmed.png (click for Full Publication List)

  • Hermans, J. The amino acid dipeptide: Small but still influential after 50 years. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 108, 3095-3096 (2011)
  • Hermans, J. Charge-induced effects on acid-base titration and conformational stability of proteins and polypeptides. In “Ionic Interactions in Natural and Synthetic macromolecules”, Ciferri, A, Perico, A, Eds. 2012. Wiley, New York, pp. 451-483
  • Hermans, J, Lentz, B.R. Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules. 2013. Wiley, New York.


Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules

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