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I moved to the Netherlands and joint the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in September 2012. I will keep this site as a repository of earlier work and I am working on a version “2.0”. However Blum – Scientific Services as a commercial entity ceased operations.


  • Our recently published article in JACS on engineering enantioselectivity in DFPase is now a "Research Highlight" in Nature Chemistry. The article is publicly available but a nature account is required. #
  • "Chemistry World" a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK reported on a recently published article in JACS about the decontamination of sulfur mustard in microemulsions by oxidative chemistry. I was asked to comment on this article. A few lines managed to get into the ChemWorld coverage, which you can find here. #
  • The German newspaper "Frankfurter Rundschau" published an article about DFPase and our neutron structure with the title "Der Fisch und das Gift" (The Fish and the Venom). The article can be found here. #

Welcome to Blum Scientific

Blum Scientific Services is active in research & development of new and environmentally benign ways to combat the effects of CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) threats. One of our core areas of interest is the decontamination and detoxification of chemical warfare agents with the help of enzymes.