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PaulCzodrowski

Paul Czodrowski studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich. For his diploma thesis in the field of molecular dynamics he stayed with Dale Mierke at the Brown University in Providence, USA. He obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2006 under the supervision of Gerhard Klebe at the University of Marburg. In this time, he had several research stays at the University College Dublin, Ireland as well as the CRNS in Illkirch, France.

From 2006 – 2018, Paul Czodrowski worked in preclinical small molecule research at Boehringer Ingelheim an Merck. At this time, he made several contributions to the open source community in the field of small molecule design (e.g. https://github.com/pzc/herg_chembl_jcim and https://github.com/rdkit/OCEAN). He will make best use of this knowledge within the recently started Drug Discovery Hub Dortmund (https://www.ddhdortmund.de/) to identify, pursue and optimize attractive drug candidates.

His research focus is at the interface between artificial intelligence and chemical biology. The Czodrowski lab (www.czodrowskilab.org ) is developing wet lab protocols and dry lab computer code to answer questions such as “How can this molecule be synthesized?” or “Is this compound toxic and metabolically stable?”.

You can listen to Paul Czodrowki’s musical inspiration at www.czodrowskilab.org/music.

TU Dortmund
Department Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Full Professor "Computational Chemical Biology"

September 2018 -

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt
Computational Chemistry & Biology
Principal Scientist

2009 - 2018

Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH Co. KG, Vienna
Computational Chemistry
LabDistinguished Scienstist

2008 - 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma & GmbH Co. KG, Biberach
Department "Lead Discovery"
Post-doctoral fellow

2006 - 2008
Philipps Univerity Marburg
PhD Thesis in Professor Gerhard Klebe's lab
"Prediction of protonation states in ligand-protein complexes upon ligand binding"
2003 - 2006
Research stay at University College Dublin, Ireland 2005
Technical University Munich
Undergraduate studies of chemistry (degree: "Diplom-Chemiker")
1997 - 2002
Brown University, USA
Diploma Thesis in Professor Dale F. Mierke's lab
"Specific inhibitors of SAP90: Structure-based design"
2002