Professor of Crystallography
Combining biophysical and structural methods with structure-based drug design to combat infectious diseases
Biophysical Sciences Institute at Durham University
Durham, United Kingdom
Professor 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.