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Anatol Luther
Head of Chemistry at Polyphor Ltd


Dr. Anatol Luther obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Bochum, Germany. After a postdoc with Prof. A.Eschenmoser at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA, he joined Polyphor Ltd, Allschwil, Switzerland in 2001. He led focused library projects for discovery research programs of pharmaceutical industry partners. In 2005, Anatol became Head of General Library Synthesis responsible for a team designing and synthesizing Polyphor’s nonexclusive small molecule screening library (50’000 cpds).In 2010, he assumed responsibility for the Proteine Epitope Mimetic (PEM) chemistry group and led the entire parallel chemistry operations including high throughput purification of the company. Over the years Anatol has been involved in numerous external and internal drug discovery projects from hit finding to preclinical development. Since 2012, Anatol leads the medicinal chemistry efforts of Polyphor’s proprietary antimicrobial platform. 2017, Anatol became responsible for the entire chemistry operations as Head Chemistry.

Agenda Sessions

  • Outer Membrane Targeting Antibiotics (OMPTA): Preclinical and Clinical Development of a Novel Class of Antibiotics against Life-threatening Gram-negative Infections