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Curriculum Vitae

Paul Czodrowski studied chem­is­try at the Technical Uni­ver­sity of Munich. For his diploma thesis in the field of molecular dynamics he stayed with Dale Mierke at the Brown Uni­ver­sity in Providence, USA. He obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chem­is­try in 2006 under the super­vi­sion of Gerhard Klebe at the Uni­ver­sity of Marburg. In this time, he had several re­search stays at the Uni­ver­sity College Dublin, Ireland as well as the CRNS in Illkirch, France.

From 2006 – 2018, Paul Czodrowski worked in preclinical small molecule re­search at Boehringer Ingelheim an Merck. At this time, he made several contributions to the open source community in the field of small molecule de­sign (e.g. and He will make best use of this knowledge within the re­cent­ly started Drug Discovery Hub Dort­mund ( to identify, pursue and optimize attractive drug candidates.

His re­search focus is at the interface between artificial intelligence and chemical biology. The Czodrowski lab ( ) is developing wet lab protocols and dry lab computer code to answer questions such as “How can this molecule be synthesized?” or “Is this compound toxic and metabolically stable?”.

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The full CV

TU Dort­mund
Department Chem­is­try & Chemical Biology
Full Pro­fes­sor "Computational Chemical Biology"

Sep­tem­ber 2018 -

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt
Computational Chem­is­try & Biology
Principal Scientist

2009 - 2018

Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH Co. KG, Vienna
Computational Chem­is­try
LabDistinguished Scienstist

2008 - 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma & GmbH Co. KG, Biberach
Department "Lead Discovery"
Post-doctoral fellow

2006 - 2008
Philipps Uni­ver­sity Marburg
PhD Thesis in Pro­fes­sor Gerhard Klebe's lab
"Prediction of protonation states in ligand-protein complexes upon ligand binding"
2003 - 2006
Research stay at Uni­ver­sity College Dublin, Ireland 2005
Technical Uni­ver­sity Munich
Undergraduate studies of chem­is­try (degree: "Diplom-Chemiker")
1997 - 2002
Brown Uni­ver­sity, USA
Diploma Thesis in Pro­fes­sor Dale F. Mierke's lab
"Specific inhibitors of SAP90: Structure-based de­sign"

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Cam­pus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Cam­pus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Cam­pus Nord to Cam­pus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Cam­pus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bo­chum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Cam­pus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Cam­pus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Cam­pus Nord and offers a direct connection to Cam­pus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).