Guillermo Restrepo
Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

Office: B3 07


+49 341 9959 580

+49 341 9959 658

Guillermo Restrepo

Research interests

  • Mathematical chemistry, especially order theory in chemistry and some instances of graph theory, topology and category theory.
  • Philosophy of chemistry, mainly the relationship between discrete mathematics and chemistry.
  • History of chemistry, with emphasis on the computational exploration of the history of chemical reactions.



Selected papers (2009-2019)

A complete list of papers is found here.

Edited books

 Selected book chapters


  • Andrés Bernal (Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia)
  • Rainer Brüggemann (Leibniz – Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany)
  • Hartmut Frank (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Rom Harré (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
  • Adalbert Kerber (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Douglas J. Klein (Texas A&M University at Galveston, USA)
  • Wilmer Leal (University of Leipzig, Germany)
  • Eugenio J. Llanos (Corporación Scio, Colombia)
  • Heber Mesa (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
  • Nancy Y. Quintero (Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia)
  • Jeffrey Seeman (University of Richmond, USA)
  • Joachim Schummer (University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany)
  • Peter Stadler (University of Leipzig, Germany)
  • José L. Villaveces (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
  • Peter Willett (The University of Sheffield, UK)

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Curriculum vitae

  • September 2017-to date: Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany
  • 2015-2017: Visiting professor at the Bioinformatics Group, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2014-to date: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
  • 2013: Visiting researcher, Fundación Instituto de Inmunología de Colombia, Colombia
  • 2010: Visiting Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • 2008: Postdoctoral researcher, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 2008: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • 2005-2008: Dr. rer. nat., University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • 2004-2017: Professor, Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia
  • 2001-2003: MSc. Chemistry, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
  • 1993-1998: MA Chemistry, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
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