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Timo Niedermeyer

Timo Niedermeyer

Timo Niedermeyer

RG Pharmacognosy
Institute of Pharmacy
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Room 718                                     
Hoher Weg 8
D-06120 Halle (Saale)

Tel. +49 345 55 25765

Curriculum vitae

since 4/2017

Professor at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

  • current focus: chemical and biological screening of actinomycete and cyanobacteria strains, fermentation of strains, isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive (esp. antiinfective and cytotoxic) natural products
  • further projects: chemical interactions of (micro-)organisms; development of software tools to support structure elucidation of natural products; uptake and transport of natural products in the human body
11/2013 - 3/2017

Assistant Professor for antiinfective natural products at the University of Tübingen, Germany, as part of the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF)

9/2008 - 11/2013

Head of Natural Product R&D at Cyano Biotech GmbH, Berlin, Germany

  • responsible for the complete natural product hit identification process: analytical screening of cyanobacterial strains, selection of strains for upscaling, extraction of biomass, fractionation and isolation of compounds, library management, structure elucidation
  • responsible for international customer relationships, research collaborations and company representation at scientific conferences and trade fairs
  • one substance advanced into early preclinical studies; successfully coordinated the work of up to 9 FTE in an international team as project leader of a three-year project
12/2004 - 8/2008

Research fellow at Riemser Arzneimittel AG, Greifswald, Germany

  • responsible for the quality documentation of several drug products and respective CMO audits and CMO/CRO relationships; team leader of various national and international drug development projects
  • analytical method development and validation; preparation of SOPs; definition of product specifications; work in GLP laboratory
  • established quality documentation and coordinated establishing a novel contract manufacturer for a product that is now registered at the EMA
  • 9/2005 - 10/2007 extra-occupational postgraduate course "Chemical Analysis and Spectroscopy" at the University of Leipzig, Germany
6/2002 - 11/2004

Practical work for the doctoral thesis at the School of Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) of the EMA-University Greifswald; PhD awarded 4/2006

  • isolation and characterization of fungal natural products including all preparative and structure elucidation work
  • chemical syntheses using enzymes as catalysts
  • eight original publications resulting from 2.5 years in the laboratory
5/2001 - 5/2002

Practical training for pharmacists according to German law (AAppO) in two pharmacological groups at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff, UK, and in a local pharmacy (Prenz'l-Apotheke), Berlin, Germany; Licensure as Pharmacist

10/1996 - 4/2001

Studies in Pharmacy at the Free University, Berlin, Germany


Scientific Awards


Carl-Wilhelm-Scheele-Preis (prize for the best pharmaceutical PhD thesis, awarded by the DPhG)


The publication list can be found here.


Commissions of Trust

since 2013

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Cyano Biotech GmbH, Berlin, Germany

since 2013Member of the Editorial Board, Natural Products and Bioprospecting (Springer)