Profile

Ehmke Pohl

Role

Co-Director

Speciality

Combining biophysical and structural methods with structure-based drug design to combat infectious diseases

University/Institution

Biophysical Sciences Institute at Durham University

Location

Durham, United Kingdom

Ehmke Pohl graduated in Chemistry (Diplom) at the University of Göttingen, and finished his PhD in 1994 with a thesis on bioactive peptides with Prof. G.M. Sheldrick. He continued his training in protein crystallography as Ernst-Schering Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. In 1999 he joined the EMBL Outstation in Hamburg as independent scientist and Team leader. In 2004 he took up a post as principal beam line scientist at the Swiss Light Source responsible for the Max-Planck Society/Novartis/Hoffmann La Roche beam line. In 2007, he moved back to academia to take up a position as Reader in a joint appointment by the Departments of Chemistry and Biosciences at Durham University. In 2015 he become Co-Director of the Biophysical Sciences Institute at Durham University where he pursues his interests in combining biophysical and structural methods with structure-based drug design to combat infectious diseases.