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CV Joachim Jose

Joachim Jose studied biology at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, and obtained his doctoral degree in 1994 with a thesis on the structure and reaction mechanism of bacterial ureases.
During his time as a Post-Doc in the group of Prof. Thomas F. Meyer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biology in Tübingen, he was mainly involved in the discovery and description of a new family of secreted proteins: the autotransporters. The name ‘autotransporters’ was first time mentioned in his publication together with F. Jähnig and T.F. Meyer in Molecular Microbiology (1995, 18: 380-82).
From 1998 until 2003, he was Assistant Professor (C1) in the group of Prof. Rolf W. Hartmann, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at Saarland University and obtained his habilitation with a thesis on the evolutive design of drugs and biocatalysts by bacterial surface display.
In 2004, Joachim Jose accepted an offer of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf for a Professorship (C3) in Bioanalytics at the Institute for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, where he was appointed Head of the Institute in 2008. Since March 2011, he is a Full professor (W3) and Chair for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster. His awards include the GDCh/DPhG Innovation Award in Medicinal Chemistry in 1998 and the SaarLB Science Award in 2004. Moreover, he was awarded a corresponding member of the French National Academy of Pharmacy in 2009.  
Joachim Jose is co-founder of two start-up companies in the field of 'drug screening and selection' (Pharmacelsus, founded in 2000) and 'biocatalytic synthesis and evolutive drug design' (Autodisplay Biotech, 2008).
His research is mainly focused on the application of “autodisplay”, a technology platform that has been developed in his group and which is based on the autotransporter secretion mechanism. Current applications include the expression of human target enzymes for inhibitor testing, evolutive drug design by library expression and HT screening, biocatalytic synthesis of drugs and building blocks, as well as biosensor development by membrane technologies. Joachim Jose is married and has one son.

Personal data sheet

1989

Diploma in Biology (main subjects: microbiology, genetics, biochemistry) at the University of Saarbrücken and research assistant in the Department of Microbiology.  
1994 Thesis, “Structure and reaction mechanism of urease from St. xylosus”, Promotion to a Dr. rer. nat.
1994-97 Post-Doc in the group of Prof. Thomas F. Meyer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biology, Tübingen, Department of Infection Biology, and at the MPI for Infection Biology, Berlin, Department Molecular Genetics.
1997 Senior Researcher in the group of Prof. Rolf W. Hartmann in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Saarland University, Saarbrücken.
1998 Assistant Professor (C1) at Saarland University, Saarbrücken.
Innovation award in Medicinal Chemistry, jointly awarded by the German Chemical Society (GDCH) and the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG).
2000 Co-founder of the Start-up company Pharmacelcus GmbH, CRO Drug Absorption Screening. http://www.pharmacelsus.com
Founding member of the center for Bioinformatics (ZBI), member of the ZBI council (2000–2005). http://www.zbi.uni-saarland.de/
2004 SaarLB Science award.
Associate Professor (C3) in Bioanalytics at the Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf.
2008 Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf. 
Co-founder of the Start-up Company Autodisplay Biotech GmbH, for biocatalytic synthesis and evolutive drug design. http://www.autodisplay-biotech.com.
Awarded corresponding member of the French National Academy for Pharmacy.
since 2011 Full Professor (W3) and Chair for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster.
2013

Medal of the Faculty for Biology and Pharmacy of the University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

2012-2014 and since 2016

Executive Director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster.
2017 Associate editor of the open access journal Pharmaceuticals
2017

Board member of GP2A, European Association for Medicinal Chemistry

Memberships in scientific organisations:

Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM, previously GBCH)
Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM)
Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft (DPhG)
Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie (DECHEMA)
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Research network:

ChemBio Tec
CLIB 2021 Cluster Industrial Biotechnology 
CLIB Graduate Cluster  
NRW Research School BioStruct, Biological Structures in Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology 
NRW Graduate School of Chemistry