Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tanja Schirmeister

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tanja Schirmeister
Main Research Fields

Medicinal Chemistry, Antiviral Drugs, Antiparasitic Drugs, Protease Inhibitors, Glycosidase Inhibitors, Covalent Enzyme Inhibitors, Peptide Chemistry, Chemistry of Three-membered Heterocycles, Vinyl sulfone Chemistry, Peptidomimetics, Enzyme Kinetics, Enzyme Assays, Bioactivity-guided Identification of Sponge-derived Protease Inhibitors and Antiinfective Drugs

Scientific Career

1982 - 1987  Studies of Pharmacy, University of Freiburg, Germany
1987 - 1988 First-year Training in Pharmacy, Bären-Apotheke, March, Germany
1988 State Examination (Pharmacy), Approbation as Pharmacist
1989 - 1993 PhD student at the University of Freiburg, Germany, Prof. Dr. H.-H. Otto, PhD thesis: „Enzymatic Hydrolysis of E/Z-diastereotopic Diesters and E/Z-diastereomeric Halfesters“
1993 - 1999 Habilitation and project leader, Institute of Pharmacy, University of Freiburg
1999 - 2000  Senior Lecturer (Hochschuldozent C2) at the Institute of Pharmacy, University of Freiburg
1999 - 2002 University Teaching Positions at the Institute of Pharmacy, University of Heidelberg, and the Institute of Pharmacy, University of Freiburg
2000 - 2011 Associate Professor (C3) at the Institute of Pharmacy and Food Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Germany
Since 2011  Full Professor (W3) at the Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Germany


Scholarships, Awards and Honors

1993  Carl-Wilhelm-Scheele PhD Thesis Award of the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG)
1998 Habilitation Award of the Medicinal Chemistry Sections of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG)
1999 Research Award „Eugen-Graetz-Stiftung" of the University of Freiburg

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