János Fischer is a Senior Research Scientist at Richter Plc., Budapest, Hungary. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in organic chemistry from the Eotvos University of Budapest under Professor A. Kucsman. Between 1976 and 1978 he was a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bonn under Professor W. Steglich. He has worked at Richter Plc. since 1981 where he participated in the research and development of leading cardiovascular drugs in Hungary. He is the author of 120 patents and scientific publications.He was elected as a Titular Member of the Chemistry and Human Health Division of IUPAC (2004-2007 and 2012-2015). He received a honorary professorship at the Technical University of Budapest. Editor of the book series Analogue-based Drug Discovery (Vol. I : 2006, Vol. II. : 2010 and Vol. III. : 2013) and the new book series Successful Drug Discovery (Vol. I. : 2015 and Vol. II. to be published in 2016 at Wiley-VCH.
Chemistry, drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, drug develoment