Dr Martin Empting
Dr. Martin Empting studied chemistry at the Technical University Darmstadt. After receiving his Diploma, which was awarded with the Prize of the “Dr. Anton-Keller-Stiftung”, he performed his PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Dr. Harald Kolmar. In 2013, he graduated with summa cum laude and his doctoral thesis focusing on peptidic drug candidates and biomimetic concepts was awarded with the Prize of the "Familie Bottling-Stiftung". After a PostDoc with Prof. Dr. Rolf W. Hartmann at the Helmholtz Institute f. Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) where he focused on the design and optimization of novel anti-infective agents against Gram-negative bacteria, he now conducts his own independent research. His central aim is to devise novel synthetic drug molecules for the development of urgently needed antiinfective therapies.