Current Team

Last updated 06/2024

Prof. DDr. Klaus R. Liedl

since 10/1998 Professor for Theoretical Chemistry at University of Innsbruck

Priv. Doz. Dr. Bernhard Rupp

since 05/2024 Principal Investigator for Theoretical Chemistry at University Innbruck
07/2021-04/2024 Principal Investigator at Medical University Innbruck
11/2005-12/2018 Founder and CEO at q.e.d. life science discoveries
02/2013-02/2016 Visiting Professor, Marie Curie International Fellow at Medical University Innsbruck
2006-2014 US National Committee for Crystallography at National Academy of Sciences
2005-2010 Robotics ConsutantRobotics Consutant at Square One Systems Design
06/1989-09/2005 Head, Drug Target Crystallography at U. California, LLNL

Priv. Doz. MMMag. Dr. Christofer Tautermann

since 04/2021 Director, Head of Computational Chemistry at Boehringer Ingelheim
since 10/2005 at Boehringer Ingelheim
03/2004-09/2005 at University of Oxford
10/2001-02/2004 Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck
02/2003 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
05/1999 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)

Prof. János M. Varga

since 11/1997 Honorary Professor for Theoretical Chemistry at University of Innsbruck
1995-1997 Guest Prof. at University of Innsbruck
1988-1995 Res. Prof. at University of Innsbruck
1984-1987 at National Cancer Institute, NIH, Washington
1983-1984 Res. Prof. at Yale University
1976-1983 Assoc. Prof. at Yale University
1974-1976 Asst. Prof. at Yale University
1978-1979 Visiting Prof. at University of Berkeley, California
1969-1971 at Pharmacia AB, Allergy Diagnostics, Uppsala, Sweden
1967-1969 at Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
1960-1967 at Division of Antibiotics, Drug Reserach Center, Budapest
1959-1960 at Research Institute for Medicinal Plants, Budapest

Priv. Doz. Dr. Sebastiaan Werten

since 05/2024 Privatdozent for Theoretical Chemistry at University Innbruck
10/2017-04/2024 Privatdozent at Medical University of Innbruck
01/2010-09/2017 Staff scientist at University of Greifswald
12/2005-12/2009 Postdoctoral fellow at Université de Strasbourg
10/1998-03/2004 Postdoctoral fellow at IGBMC
1993-1998 PhD student at Utrecht University

Dr. Gudrun M. Spitzer

09/2011 graduation (Dr .rer. nat.)
03/2011-04/2011 at Philipps-Universität Marburg
10/2009-11/2009 at Philipps-Universität Marburg
04/2009-05/2009 at Philipps-Universität Marburg
09/2005-12/2005 at Boehringer Ingelheim 06/2005 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)

Martin Heiss, MSc

since 03/2021 PhD student
12/2020 graduation (MSc)

Valentin Hörschinger, MSc

since 03/2021 PhD Student
03/2021 graduation (MSc)

Katharina Kröll, MSc

since 03/2023 PhD Student
03/2023 graduation (MSc)

Clarissa Seidler, MSc

since 04/2021 PhD Student
04/2021 graduation (MSc)

Vera Spanke, authorised pharmacist

since 09/2022 PhD Student
12/2021 graduation
(license to practice pharmacy)

Xuechen Tang, MSc

07-09/2023 at Boehringer Ingelheim
since 07/2020 PhD Student
07/2019 graduation (MSc)

Alesia Yakimchyk, MSc

since 03/2024 PhD Student
11/2023 graduation (MSc)

Dominik Hörtnagel, BSc

since 11/2023 Master Student
10/2023 graduation (BSc)

Kemal Önen, BSc

since 06/2022 Master Student
06/2022 graduation (BSc)

Leonardo Pedri, BSc

since 09/2022 Master Student
09/2022 graduation (BSc)

Jonas Schlagin, BSc

since 03/2022 Master Student
03/2022 graduation (BSc)

Anna Tichy, BSc

since 10/2023 Master Student
09/2023 graduation (BSc)

Dr. Wang Yin

07/2021 graduation (Dr. rer. nat)
since 01/2020 at Sysadmin
10/2013-12/2013 at Sanofi Aventis
since 07/2012 PhD student

Sonja Haller

Secretary

Alumni

Dr. Dennis Dinu

since 09/2023 at TU Wien 
09/2023 gratuation (Dr.rer.nat.) 
07/2018-09/2018 at TU Wien
05/2018 graduation (MSc)

Dr. Monica L. Fernández-Quintero

since 11/2023 The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
09/2020 Post Doc University of Innsbruck
09/2020 graduation (Dr. rer. nat)
08/2017 graduation (MSc)

Dr. Nancy Pomarici

since 04/2023 at Bionorica Innsbruck
11/2023 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
07-08/2022 at Boehringer Ingelheim
05/2020 graduation (MSc)

Dr. Johannes Loeffler

since 11/2023 The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
06/2021 graduation (Dr. rer. nat)
09/2020-10/2023 at Novartis
10/2018-03/2019 at Kymab
since 02/2017 PhD student
01/2017 graduation (MSc)
07/2016-09/2016 at Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Florian Hofer

since 11/2022 at Rubner Holding AG 
since 10/2023 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
09/2017 graduation (MSc)
07/2017-09/2017 at Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Franz Waibl

since 04/2023 at ETH, Zürich
03/2023 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
10/2018 graduation (MSc)
01/2017-05/2017 (ERASMUS+) Finnland

Dr. Johannes Kraml

since 09/2021 at BioNTech SE, Munich
11/2022 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
09/2017 graduation (MSc)
07/2017-09/2017 at Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Ursula Kahler  

since 09/2020 at Innophore GmbH 
09/2022 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
03/2017-09/2022 at University of Innsbruck
02/2017 graduation (MSc.)

Dr. Patrick Quoika  

since 02/2022 at Technical University of Munich 
03/2022 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
01/2019-06/2019 at Sanofi
09/2018-03/2022 at University of Innsbruck

Dr. Maren Podewitz  

since 08/2021 at TU Wien 
08/2014 at University of Innsbruck
08/2012-07/2014 Pax Lebensversicherung Basel
08/2011-07/2012 University of California, Los Angeles
12/2010 graduation (Dr. sc. ETH)
01/2008-07/2011 ETH Zürich
10/2007 graduation Dipl. Chem. Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena

Dr. Michael Schauperl


since 09/2020 at HotSpot  Therapeutics 

04/2018-11/2019 at University of San Diego
06/2017 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
08/2013 graduation (MSc)
09/2012-06/2013 University College London

Dr. Anna Sophia Kamenik  

since 11/2022 at Syngenta 
06/2020 at ETH Zürich
04/2020 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
01/2019-04/2019 at UCSF
06/2018-08/2018 at UCSF
05/2017-06/2017 at UCSF
11/2016 graduation (MSc)
04/2016-06/2016 at UCSF

Dr. Birgit Waldner

since 01/2020 at Medical University Innsbruck 
04/2018-09/2019 at Faculty of Engineering Sciences, LFU
03/2018 graduation (Dr.rer.nat)
10/2011-02/2012 at TKFI, Innsbruck
07/2010-08/2010 at ETH Zürich
05/2010-06/2010 at TU Vienna
05/2009-06/2009 at TU Vienna
07/2008-08/2008 at Syngenta, Stein
09/2007 at Austrian Research Centers
07/2006-08/2006 at Land- und Forstwirtschaftliches Zentrum Laimburg, Auer
07/2004-08/2004 at Land- und Forstwirtschaftliches Zentrum Laimburg, Auer

Dr. Stefania Monteleone

since 05/2022 at Molecular Architects, Evotec (UK)
09/2017- 04/2022 at University of Marburg
08/2017 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
07/2013 graduation (MSc.)

Mag. Dr. Julian E. Fuchs

since 12/2015 at Boehringer Ingelheim
03/2014-03/2015 at University of Cambridge
02/2014 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
07/2011-09/2011 at BOKU Vienna
10/2010-12/2010 at Roche
01/2010 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)
08/2009-10/2009 at Roche

​Dr. Christian Kramer

​since 01/2015 at Roche
02/2010-01/2013 at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Basel/Switzerland
02/2010-01/2013 at University of Basel/Switzerland
01/2010 PhD in Computational Chemistry, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany
01/2007-12/2009 at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
01/2007-12/2009 at Boehringer-Ingelheim, Biberach/Germany
10/2006 MSc in Molecular Life Sciences, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany

Dr. Susanne von Grafenstein

since 08/2014 at Schwarz & Partner
08/2014 graduation (Dr.rer.nat)
04/2010-07/2010 at Sanofi Aventis
05/2009-10/2009 at Institute of Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck 
10/2008 graduation (Pharmacist), University of Munich, LMU

Mag. Dr. Roland G. Huber

since 07/2014 at Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR Singapore
08/2014 graduation (Dr.rer.nat)
04/2013-09/2013 Yale University
02/2011 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)
01/2010-03/2010 at Roche

Mag. Dr. Gudrun M. Spitzer

09/2011 graduation (Dr.rer.nat)
03/2011-04/2011 at Philipps-Universität Marburg
10/2009-11/2009 at Philipps-Universität Marburg
04/2009-05/2009 at Philipps-Universität Marburg
09/2005-12/2005 at Boehringer Ingelheim
06/2005 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)

Mag. Dr. Hannes Wallnöfer

since 01/2012 at Sandoz (Novartis)
07/2011 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
01/2010-04/2010 at Boehringer Ingelheim
01/2009-06/2009 at Boehringer Ingelheim
01/2008-06/2008 at Boehringer Ingelheim
02/2007-05/2007 at Boehringer Ingelheim
01/2007 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)

Dr. Kanthida Kusonmano, MSc


since 08/2015 at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
10/2011-07/2015 at University of Bergen
09/2011 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
09/2010-02/2011 at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
10/2008-08/2010 at the Institute for Bioinformatics

Mag. Dr. Johannes Kirchmair

since 2018 at University of Vienna
2014-2018 at University of  Hamburg
10/2013-08/2014 at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
10/2010-09/2013 at University of Cambridge
01/2010-09/2010 at BASF
10/2004-12/2009 at Institute of Pharmacy at University of Innsbruck
09/2009-10/2009 at BASF

Dr. Fajar Wibowo, MSc


since 09/2005 at Sebelas Maret University
09/2005 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)

Mag. Dr. Christine Rauch

since 10/2016 at Boehringer Ingelheim
11/2004-09/2016 at Sandoz (Novartis)
08/2004 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)

Mag. Dr. Michael Trieb

since 03/2014 at bioeq Gmbh
11/2009-02/2014 at Novartis
05/2004-10/2009 at Sandoz (Novartis)
07/2004 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)

MMag. Dr. Markus Loferer

deceased January 19, 2007
07/2005-01/2007 at BAWAG
03/2004-06/2005 at NIBR (Novartis)
08/2003 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
03/2001-12/2001 University of Oxford

Mag. Dr. Andreas Vögele

since 02/2010 at Schwarz & Partner
08/2004-01/2010 at Torggler & Hofinger
09/2003-07/2004 Sandoz (Novartis)
04/2003 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)

​MMMag. Dr. Christofer Tautermann

since 10/2005 at Boehringer Ingelheim
03/2004-09/2005 at University of Oxford
10/2001-02/2004 Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck
02/2003 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
05/1999 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)

Mag. Dr. Bernd Wellenzohn

since 11/2003 at Boehringer Ingelheim
12/2002 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)
07/1999 graduation (Mag.rer.nat.)

Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Flader

since 09/2012 at OSZ Schlander
04/2002-08/2012 Elektrisola
02/2002 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Lörting

since 10/2003 at Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Innsbruck
10/2001-09/2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
07/2000 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)

Mag. Dr. Rudolf H. Winger​

since 07/1999 at European Patent Office
05/1999 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)

​Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Sotriffer

since 12/2006 at University of Würzburg
07/2000-11/2006 Philipps-Universität Marburg
06/1999-06/2000 University of California, San Diego
03/1999 graduation (Dr.rer.nat.)