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Curriculum Vitae

2010 Professor for Chemical Biology
2006 - 2010 Independent junior Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max Planck Society, Dortmund, Germany.
2004 - 2006

Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Kevan Shokat at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco, USA

Area of interest: Chemical biology and chemical genetics of kinases and reductases
2003 - 2004

Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Milton Stubbs at the Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Physical Biotechnology, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Area of interest: Structural biology

Research fellow at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), San Diego, USA

Area of interest: Profiling of protease substrate specificties
2000 - 2002

Phillips-Universität Marburg, Germany

PhD degree in pharmaceutical chemistry (summa cum laude) at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the group of Prof. Gerhard Klebe

Thesis area: Structure-based drug design and protein X-ray crystallography.
1998 - 1999
(6 months)
Diploma thesis at the Institute for Medicinal Chemistry, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität, Greifswald, Germany
1994 - 1998

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald, Germany

State Examination in Pharmacy

Prizes and Awards

2015 Prize of the Berlin-Bradenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften gestiftet von der Monika Kutzner Stiftung zur Förderung der Krebsforschung
2013 Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry
2010 Innovation-Prize for Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (Innovationspreis in Medizinisch und Pharmazeutischer Chemie der GDCh)


since 01/2017 Coordinator of the “Drug Discovery Hub Dortmund at the ZIW” (DDHD)
since 12/2015 Chairman of the selection committee of the Klaus-Grohe Prize of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
May 2014 Co-founder, Integrated Research Center for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients / Zentrum für integrierte Wirkstoffforschung (ZIW) an der TU Dortmund
since 08/2012 Associate Editor for ACS Chemical Biology