Marc Thommen, Ph.D.

Marc Thommen, Ph.D., Head of Technology Platforms. Following his postdoctoral studies, Dr. Thommen worked at the catalysis R&D department at Novartis in Basel and took over the responsibility as lab head in the course of the spin-off of the Scientific Services department in 1999 which led to the foundation of Solvias AG. From the year 2000 until 2003 he managed numerous customer projects associated with pre-clinical and phase 1 material supply and later led the catalysis and chiral ligand commercialization project. This project comprised the research & development of novel ligand systems, scale-up as well as marketing and licensing their application for industrially relevant targets to customers. In 2005 he was appointed head of product management team for the Solvias company before joining Polyphor in 2007. Dr. Marc Thommen received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Bern under the direction of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Keese in 1995. From 1996 to 1997 he studied in the group of Prof. Dr. Barry M. Trost at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow.