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Prof. Dr. Stefan A. Laufer

Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
Institute of Pharmacy
Auf der Morgenstelle 8
72076 Tübingen


Chair for Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Head Department Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry,
Director Brasilienzentrum Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen,
DPhG President


  • 1984
    Degree in Pharmacy, University of Regensburg
  • 1989
    PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Regensburg
  • 1997
    Habilitation for Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Universtity of Mainz

Professional appointments:

  • 1988 - 1990
    Postdoc, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biopharmacy, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1990 - 1996
    Head Department Drug Research, Merckle Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Blaubeuren, Germany
  • 1996 - 1999
    R&D-Director, Member of the Board, Merckle Pharmaceuticals, Ulm, Germany
  • 1996 - 1999
    Managing Director, Asahi-Merckle-Pharma GmbH, Ulm, Germany
  • 1996 - 2007
    Member of the Board, ProGen Biotech GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1999 - present
    Chair for Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Head Department Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Germany

Postgraduate Education

  • 1989
    Specialist Pharmaceutical Analytics
  • 1994
    Specialist Toxicology
  • 1997
    Advanced Management Training, Europ.Inst.Buis.Administration INSEAD


New York Academy of Science
Inflammation Research Association
International Society of Medicinal Chemistry (American Chemical Society)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft
Österreichische Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft

Research Fields and Activities

Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Discovery, Molecular targets: COX-1/2/3, Lipoxygenases, cPLA2, mPGES1,
Cytokine-Release Inhibitors, Proteinkinase-Inhibitors, Transscription factors
170 Publications, >250 Patents
Co-Founder CAIR-Biosciences GmbH
Co-Founder IZEPHA (Interfakultäres Zentrum für Pharmakogenomik & Arzneimittelforschung)