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Publications- Journal Articles


31. Baltruschat, M.; Czodrowski, P. Machine Learn­ing Meets pKa. F1000Research 2020, 9, 113.­search.22090.2.

30. Palei, S.; Buchmuller, B. C.; Wolffgramm, J.; Muñoz-López, Á.; Jung, S.; Czodrowski, P.; Summerer, D. Light-Activatable TET-Dioxygenases Reveal Dynamics of 5-Methylcytosine Oxidation and Transcriptome Reorganization. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2020, 142 (16), 7289–7294.


29. Vamathevan, J.; Clark, D.; Czodrowski, P.; Dunham, I.; Ferran, E.; Lee, G.; Li, B.; Madabhushi, A.; Shah, P.; Spitzer, M.; et al.
Applications of Machine Learn­ing in Drug Discovery and Development.
Nature reviews / Drug dis­cov­ery 2019,

28. Steinmetz, F. P.; Petersson, C.; Zanelli, U.; Czodrowski, P.
Building in Silico Models to Trigger Retesting: A Strategy on How to Use Predictive Models to Identify Potentially Incorrect in Vitro Intrinsic Clearance Results.
Applied in vitro toxicology 2019, 5 (2), 86–91.

27. Rauh, D.; Smith, S.; Weisner, J.; Landel, I.; Lindemann, M.; Le, T. A.; Hardick, J.; Gontla, R.; Scheinpflug, R.; Czodrowski, P.; et al.
Structural and Chemical Insights into the Covalent-Allosteric Inhibition of the Protein Kinase Akt.
Chemical science 2019, 2019 (10), 3573–3585.


26. Schauperl, M.; Czodrowski, P.; Fuchs, J. E.; Huber, R. G.; Waldner, B. J.; Podewitz, M.; Kramer, C.; Liedl, K. R.
Binding Pose Flip Explained via Enthalpic and Entropic Contributions.
Journal of chemical in­for­mation and modeling 2017, 57 (2), 345–354.


25. Mallinger, A.; Schiemann, K.; Rink, C.; Sejberg, J.; Honey, M. A.; Czodrowski, P.; Stubbs, M.; Poeschke, O.; Busch, M.; Schneider, R.; et al.
2,8-Disubstituted-1,6-Naphthyridines and 4,6-Disubstituted-Isoquinolines with Potent, Selective Affinity for CDK8/19.
ACS medicinal chem­is­try letters / American Chemical Society 2016, 7 (6), 573–578.

24. Kokh, D. B.; Czodrowski, P.; Rippmann, F.; Wade, R. C.
Perturbation Approaches for Exploring Protein Binding Site Flexibility to Predict Transient Binding Pockets.
Journal of chemical theory and computation 2016, 12 (8), 4100–4113.

23. Czodrowski, P.; Bolick, W.-G.
OCEAN: Optimized Cross rEActivity estimatioN.
Journal of chemical in­for­mation and modeling 2016, 56 (10), 2013–2023.

22. Mallinger, A.; Schiemann, K.; Rink, C.; Stieber, F.; Calderini, M.; Crumpler, S.; Stubbs, M.; Adeniji-Popoola, O.; Poeschke, O.; Busch, M.; et al.
Discovery of Potent, Selective, and Orally Bioavailable Small-Molecule Modulators of the Mediator Complex-Associated Kinases CDK8 and CDK19.
Journal of medicinal chem­is­try 2016, 59 (3), 1078–1101.

21. Czodrowski, P.; Mallinger, A.; Wienke, D.; Esdar, C.; Pöschke, O.; Busch, M.; Rohdich, F.; Eccles, S. A.; Ortiz-Ruiz, M.-J.; Schneider, R.; et al.
Structure-Based Optimization of Potent, Selective, and Orally Bioavailable CDK8 Inhibitors Discovered by High-Throughput Screening.
Journal of medicinal chem­is­try 2016, 59 (20), 9337–9349.

20. Schiemann, K.; Mallinger, A.; Wienke, D.; Esdar, C.; Poeschke, O.; Busch, M.; Rohdich, F.; Eccles, S. A.; Schneider, R.; Raynaud, F. I.; et al.
Discovery of Potent and Selective CDK8 Inhibitors from an HSP90 Pharmacophore.
Bioorganic & medicinal chem­is­try letters 2016, 26 (5), 1443–1451.


19. Dale, T.; Clarke, P. A.; Esdar, C.; Waalboer, D.; Adeniji-Popoola, O.; Ortiz-Ruiz, M.-J.; Mallinger, A.; Samant, R. S.; Czodrowski, P.; Musil, D.; et al.
A Selective Chemical Probe for Exploring the Role of CDK8 and CDK19 in Human Disease.
Nature chemical biology 2015, 11 (12), 973–980.

18. Czodrowski, P.; Hölzemann, G.; Barnickel, G.; Greiner, H.; Musil, D.
Selection of Fragments for Kinase Inhibitor Design: Decoration Is Key.
Journal of medicinal chem­is­try 2015, 58 (1), 457–465.


17. Czodrowski, P.
Count on Kappa.
Journal of computer aided molecular de­sign 2014, 28 (11), 1049–1055.

16. Samel, S. A.; Czodrowski, P.; Essen, L.-O.
Structure of the Epimerization Domain of Tyrocidine Synthetase A.
Acta crystallographica / D 2014, 70 (5), 1442–1452.

15. Betz, U.; Czodrowski, P.; Esdar, C.; Deutsch, C.; Beier, N.; Finsinger, D.; Cezanne, B.; Urbahns, K.; Wucherer-Plietker, M.
Fluctuating Open Teams (FLOT): A New Approach to Boost Team Creativity and In­no­va­ti­on Potential.
Technology transfer and entrepreneurship 2014, 1 (2), 77–81.

14. Neeb, M.; Czodrowski, P.; Heine, A.; Barandun, L. J.; Hohn, C.; Diederich, F.; Klebe, G.
Chasing Protons: How Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Mutagenesis, and pKa Calculations Trace the Locus of Charge in Ligand Binding to a tRNA-Binding Enzyme.
Journal of medicinal chem­is­try 2014, 57 (13), 5554–5565.

13. Grädler, U.; Czodrowski, P.; Tsaklakidis, C.; Klein, M.; Werkmann, D.; Lindemann, S.; Maskos, K.; Leuthner, B.
Structure-Based Optimization of Non-Peptidic Cathepsin D Inhibitors.
Bioorganic & medicinal chem­is­try letters 2014, 24 (17), 4141–4150.


12. Kokh, D. B.; Richter, S.; Henrich, S.; Czodrowski, P.; Rippmann, F.; Wade, R. C.
TRAPP: A Tool for Analysis of Transient Binding Pockets in Proteins.
Journal of chemical in­for­mation and modeling 2013, 53 (5), 1235–1252.

11. Czodrowski, P.
hERG Me out.
Journal of chemical in­for­mation and modeling 2013, 53 (9), 2240–2251.


10. Czodrowski, P.
Who Cares for the Protons?
Bioorganic & medicinal chem­is­try 2012, 20 (18), 5453–5460.


9. Czodrowski, P.; Søndergaard, C.; Dohm, S.; Klebe, G.; Nielsen, J.
LigpKa – a Database of pKa Values for Small Molecule Ligands Designed for the Use in Structure-Based pKa Calculations.
Journal of cheminformatics 2011, 3 (Suppl 1), P21.

8. Czodrowski, P.
Blind, One-Eyed, or Eagle-Eyed?: pKa Calculations during Blind Predictions with Staphylococcal Nuclease.
Proteins 2011, 79 (12), 3299–3305.


7. Czodrowski, P.; Kriegl, J. M.; Scheuerer, S.; Fox, T.
Computational Approaches to Predict Drug Metabolism.
Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology 2009, 5 (1), 15–27.


6. Czodrowski, P.; Sotriffer, C. A.; Klebe, G.
Atypical Protonation States in the Active Site of HIV-1 Protease: A Computational Study.
Journal of chemical in­for­mation and modeling 2007, 47 (4), 1590–1598.

5. Steuber, H.; Czodrowski, P.; Sotriffer, C. A.; Klebe, G.
Tracing Changes in Protonation: A Prerequisite to Factorize Thermodynamic Data of Inhibitor Binding to Aldose Reductase.
Journal of molecular biology 2007, 373 (5), 1305–1320.

4. Czodrowski, P.; Sotriffer, C. A.; Klebe, G.
Protonation Changes upon Ligand Binding to Trypsin and Thrombin: Structural Interpretation Based on pKa Calculations and ITC Ex­pe­ri­ments.
Journal of molecular biology 2007, 367 (5), 1347–1356.

3. Dolinsky, T. J.; Czodrowski, P.; Li, H.; Nielsen, J. E.; Jensen, J. H.; Klebe, G.; Baker, N. A.
PDB2PQR: Expanding and Upgrading Automated Preparation of Biomolecular Structures for Molecular Simulations.
Nucleic acids re­search 2007, 35 (2,1), W522–W525.


2. Czodrowski, P.; Dramburg, I.; Sotriffer, C. A.; Klebe, G.
Development, Validation, and Application of Adapted PEOE Charges to Estimate pKa Values of Functional Groups in Protein-Ligand Complexes.
Proteins 2006, 65 (2), 424–437.

1. Wittelsberger, A.; Corich, M.; Thomas, B. E.; Lee, B.-K.; Barazza, A.; Czodrowski, P.; Mierke, D. F.; Chorev, M.; Rosenblatt, M.
The Mid-Region of Parathyroid Hormone (1−34) Serves as a Functional Docking Domain in Receptor Activation†.
Biochemistry 2006, 45 (7), 2027–2034.

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".

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