Kersten was head of the Institute for Biochemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg for many years . He coordinated the DFG Collaborative Research Center “Early Detection of Cancer”. Together with his wife Helga (1926–2008), he conducted research in the field of cytostatics and the transfer of genetic information from genes to proteins.
- notice in the Süddeutsche Zeitung
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German biochemist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 6, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Obersuhl|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 28, 2011|