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Head of Chemistry at Polyphor Ltd, Switzerland
Marc Thommen received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 1995. Following his postdoctoral studies with Prof. B. M. Trost at the University of Stanford CA, USA, from 1996-1998, he worked in the catalysis and process research department at Novartis in Basel as lab and later group head. After the spin-off of the Scientific Services department leading to the foundation of Solvias AG he managed numerous customer projects involving process R&D for pre-clinical and clinical API and the Solvias’ catalysis and chiral ligand research and commercialization effort. In 2007 he joined Polyphor as member of the EC leading the medicinal chemistry unit focusing on peptidic and non-peptidic macrocycle based drug discovery (PEMfinder®, MacroFinder®).