Professor Gerd Wagner holds the Chair of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast. Major themes of his research are the development of enzyme inhibitors and carbohydrate-based probes for applications in bacterial profiling, glycoengineering, and drug discovery. A pharmacist by training, he obtained a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Tuebingen (Germany) on the development of kinase inhibitors as anti-inflammatory agents. Following postdoctoral research at the University of Bath (UK) on nucleotide-based probes to study calcium signalling, he held academic positions at the University of East Anglia (UK) and at King’s College London, where he was a founding member of the new Department of Chemistry. In 2018, he was invited to a visiting professorship at the Université d'Orléans (France). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently serves as Associate Editor of the open-access journal “Antibiotics”.
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