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Dr. Peter Nussbaumer

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Peter has more than 30 years of industry experience in drug discovery and early drug development. Currently, he is Managing Director and Head of Medicinal Chemistry at the Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC) in Dortmund, Germany. In this function Peter has been co-responsible for building-up and running this unique translational drug discovery organisation founded by the Max Planck Society, working at the interface of academia and industry. He is member of the PreSeed and Seedfinancing board of the austria wirtschaftsservice and of several international scientific advisory boards and serves as advisor to venture funds and public European funding bodies. Before joining LDC, Peter was Executive Director at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Vienna, Austria, heading the Chemistry Department. During his time at Sandoz/Novartis, he held various positions in the area of medicinal chemistry and interdisciplinary project management. Peter has a Dr. degree from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

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drug discovery and early drug development

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