Prof. Dr. Ducho

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Christian Ducho

Personal Details
Date of birth September 14th, 1976
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Nationality German
Language skills German (native), English (fluent)
Personal status Married
1983 - 1987 Grundschule Turmweg, Hamburg
1987 - 1996 Sophie-Barat-Schule, Hamburg
06/1996 Final school leaving ("Abitur")
10/1996 - 09/1998 Basic studies ("Grundstudium") in Chemistry, University of Hamburg
09/1998 Prediploma ("Vordiplom") in Chemistry
10/1998 - 09/2001 Advanced studies ("Hauptstudium") in Chemistry, University of Hamburg
03/2001 - 09/2001 Diploma thesis in the research group of Prof. Dr. Chris Meier, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg. Topic: "Aryl-substituted and benzo-annulated cycloSal nucleotides"
09/2001 Diploma in Chemistry
11/2001 - 07/2005 Doctoral work in Organic Chemistry in the research group of Prof. Dr. Chris Meier, University of Hamburg. Topic: "cycloSal nucleotides - approaches towards the optimization of a drug delivery system"
06/2002 - 12/2004 Associated member of the graduate school ("Graduierten-kolleg") 464 "Glycoconjugates"
7/2005 Doctoral degree in Chemistry (grade "with excellence (summa cum laude)")
Professional Experience
05/2005 - 07/2005 Internship at Sanofi-Aventis in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, parallel synthesis section
09/2005 Research stay with postdoctoral status in the research group of PD Dr. A. Terfort, Institute of Inorganic and Applied Chemistry, University of Hamburg
10/2005 - 07/2007 Postdoc in the research group of Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Schofield, University of Oxford, UK, funded via a postdoctoral fellowship of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. Topic: "Biosynthesis of carbapenem antibiotics"
08/2007 - 09/2011 Assistant Professor ("Juniorprofessor", W1) of Organic Chemistry at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
05/2010 Positive evaluation of the Assistant Professorship ("Junior-professur")
04/2011 - 09/2011 Substitute Associate Professor ("Vertretungsprofessor", W2, limited to six months) of Organic Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Institute of Organic Chemistry
10/2011 - 12/2013 Associate Professor (W2) of Organic Chemistry at the University of Paderborn, Department of Chemistry
since 01/2014 Full Professor (W3) of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at Saarland University, Department of Pharmacy
Further Activities
04/2001 - 03/2004 Head ("Regionalgruppensprecher") of the Young Chemists Committee ("Jungchemikerforum", JCF) Hamburg of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). Activities during this period: Organisation of scientific talks and presentations of career opportunities for chemists; Participation in federal JCF events (e.g. "Euregionale") and meetings; Representation of the JCF at the University of Hamburg; Participation in meetings of the board of the Hamburgian section of the GDCh
04/2004 One-week stay in Boston/MA, USA, as part of the German-American exchange program of the GDCh and the ACS
10/2004 Participation in the "Roche Symposium for Leading Chemists of the Next Decade", Roche research site, Basel, Switzerland
09/2010 Co-organiser of the 19th Young Scientists Conference on Bioorganic Chemistry ("19. Nachwuchswissenschaftler-Tagung Bioorganische Chemie", with D. Werz and C. Höbartner) in Göttingen
03/2014 Co-organiser of the German Chemistry Lectureres Conference ("Chemiedozententagung", with G. Henkel, M. Tiemann, D. Kuckling and R. Wilhelm) in Paderborn
Fellowships and Awards
11/1996 - 09/2001 Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
04/2002 - 03/2004 Doctoral fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
12/2002 Award for the best Diploma thesis of the academic year 2001/2002 in Chemistry at the University of Hamburg
03/2003 Two awards at the "Euregionale" in Dresden, Germany: First prize for oral presentation (talk) and third prize for poster presentation in the section "life sciences"
04/2004 Strem Chemicals Award for outstanding oral presentation at the Northeastern Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) in Boston/MA, USA
04/2004 Aventis [i]lab award (funding for the participation in a scientific conference in Minneapolis/MN, USA)
10/2005 - 07/2007 Postdoctoral fellowship of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
12/2005 Award for one of the best doctoral theses 2005 in Chemistry at the University of Hamburg
05/2011 Funding by the Junior Scientist Program (JSP) for the participation in the 46th EUCHEM Conference on Stereochemistry ("Bürgenstock Conference") in Brunnen, Switzerland
09/2011 Poster award at the Sixth Cambridge Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry and Biology, Cambridge, UK
11/2011 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2012