Dr. Thomas Kurz
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
Dr. Thomas Kurz is Professor of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. He was born in 1967 and studied Pharmacy at the University of Hamburg from 1990 - 1995. In 1999 he received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Hamburg and in the year 2000 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Florida, Gainesville with Alan R. Katritzky. In 2007 he obtained his Habilitation degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Hamburg and since 2007 he is Professor of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Düsseldorf. In 2014 he received the Phoenix Pharmacy Science Award for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry.
The main research interests of Prof. Kurz are anti-infective and epigenetic drug discovery (parasitic infectious diseases & cancer). He is specialized in the development of metalloenzyme inhibitors and α-helix mimetics.