Dr. Peter Nussbaumer


Peter has about 35 years of industry experience in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. Since 2008, he is Managing Director and Head of Medicinal Chemistry at the Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC) in Dortmund, Germany and since 2019 also Managing Director of the wings4innovation GmbH in Vienna. Both organisations operate at the interface of academia and industry. Before joining LDC, Peter was Executive Director at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Vienna, Austria, heading the Chemistry Department. During his 23 years at Sandoz/Novartis, he held various positions in the area of medicinal chemistry and interdisciplinary project leadership.

Peter is member of several international scientific advisory boards and serves as advisor to private and public funding bodies. He is (co)author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than 25 patent applications, referee to various journals, and holds a Dr. degree in organic chemistry from the TU Wien, Austria.