Biography as Scientist
Principal Cheminformatics Scientist and Team Leader
Passionate about drug discovery because it serves a purpose. It is also great fun because of the complex problems to be solved along its way.
Dirk received his PhD from the University of Vienna (Austria) in Theoretical Physics, Machine Learning, and Cheminformatics.
Prior to joining Atomwise, Dirk worked as Data Scientist and Cheminformatician in various roles at Corteva/Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly, Merck KGaA, and Graffinity.
In addition to various leadership roles, he worked in recent years on developing scientific tools, predictive models, artificial intelligence applications, and data analyses for Lead Generation, ADME/Tox, Natural Products, Formulations Development, Computational Chemistry and Toxicology.