Steffen Weinbrenner, Ph.D., Head Drug Discovery. In 1996 he joined Byk Gulden GmbH as a research scientist working in the field of Combinatorial and Medicinal Chemistry on several drug discovery projects. In 2003 he was appointed Head of Department Lead Finding Chemistry at Altana Pharma AG, responsible for Lead generation including data assessment and evaluation of High Throughput Screening (HTS) campaigns. In 2007 he was promoted to Director of Global Medicinal Chemistry at Nycomed overseeing synthetic chemistry, chemical outsourcing, molecular modeling and drug design with sites in Konstanz (Germany) and Mumbai (India). In 2009 he became Director Discovery Technologies responsible for HTS, outsourcing, molecular modeling and drug design, discovery data management, compound management and eADMET. In 2011 he joined Polyphor as Head of Project and Alliance Management.
He obtained his Ph.D. on the total synthesis of cyclopeptidic natural products in 1995 under supervision of Prof. Dr. U. Schmidt at the University of Stuttgart.