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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

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).