5 / 2010 - today
Reader (until 9/2016 Lecturer) for Cheminformatics and Pharmaceutical IT with the Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics at the Department of Chemistry with the at the University of Cambridge

Fellow of King's College


We are developing algorithms for analyzing diverse life science data. For more information please see my departmental web site.







1 / 2008 - 4 / 2010
Assistant Professor (tenure track) for Cheminformatics and Pharmaceutical IT with the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the Leiden / Amsterdam Center for Drug Research at the University of Leiden

We were establishing the Pharma-IT Platform, an initiative at Leiden University to apply state-of-the-art computer science algorithms to life science data. More information can be found at www.pharma-it.net:

From June to September 2008 I was also AstraZeneca visiting fellow with the Institute for Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore, where I was involved with the teaching and research programmes at this place.




1 / 2006 - 12 / 2007
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge/MA, in collaboration with the

Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Chemical Biology Program (BCB) of Harvard University


Research Topic: Prediction of Small Molecule Targets
(more information to follow, or please e-mail me)





1 / 2003 - 12 / 2005
PhD student with Bobby Glen at the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge

Topic: "New Approaches to Molecular Similarity"
Research Details

Member of Darwin College

Gates Cambridge Scholar

4 / 2002 - 12 / 2002
Master's student at University of Frankfurt, Germany, with Gisbert Schneider
Working on Plasmodium falciparum's mitochondrial transit peptides and their prediction using artificial neural networks (thesis see "research projects" above)

PlasMit Web Interface
Summer 2000
Summer intern at CallistoGen, part-time employee until 2002 (validating programs for virtual drug design)
1999/2000
Student at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
1997 - 2002
Student of Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
1996/1997
Community service, Virchow - Klinikum, Berlin - Wedding
1996
Abitur (Leaving Certificate) , Humboldt-Gymnasium, Berlin - Tegel