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Curriculum Vitae

Rauh, Daniel

Date of birth: 03. August 1972

Place of birth: Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Undergraduate work:



Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald, Germany

State Examination in Pharmacy


Graduate work and professional experience:


1998-1999    (6 Month)

Diploma thesis at the Institute for Medicinal Chemistry, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität, Greifswald, Germany

Thesis area: Design and synthesis of protease inhibitors based on natural products.



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.



Research fellow at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), San Diego, USA

Area of interest: Profiling of protease substrate specificties



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



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



Independent junior Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max Planck Society, Dortmund, Germany.



Professor for Chemical Biology


since August 2013

Full Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology


Prizes and Awards:



Innovation-Prize for Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (Innovationspreis in Medizinisch und Pharmazeutischer Chemie der GDCh)



Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry



Prize of the Berlin-Bradenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften gestiftet von der Monika Kutzner Stiftung zur Förderung der Krebsforschung




since 08/2012

Associate Editor for ACS Chemical Biology


May 2014                  

Co-founder, Integrated Research Center for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients / Zentrum für integrierte Wirkstoffforschung (ZIW) an der TU Dortmund


since 12/2015            

Chairman of the selection committee of the Klaus-Grohe Prize of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)


since 01/2017            

Coordinator of the “Drug Discovery Hub Dortmund at the ZIW” (DDHD)