Moriz Mayer

Staff Position: 
Visiting Scientist from Boehringer Ingelheim
Diploma in Chemistry: University of Hamburg (1997)
PhD in Chemistry: University of Hamburg (2001)
Past Member To and From Dates: 
September - November 2022
Past Member Current Position: 
Analytics Research Laboratory Head, Boehringer Ingelheim, VIenna

Moriz Mayer is a Research Laboratory Head of Analytics at Boehringer-Ingelheim (BI) in Vienna. His team oversees the analysis of small molecules for the MedChem Department as well as NMR-based screening and hit validation campaigns. Since his PhD in the group of Bernd Meyer he has a strong interest in the characterization of protein-ligand interactions. In 1999 they published the original paper on Saturation Transfer Difference NMR, which is now an industry standard for NMR-based hit finding. After completing his PostDoc at the University of California San Francisco with Thomas James on RNA-ligand interactions in 2004, he moved to Vienna to join Biovertis, an anti-infectives start-up company. In 2007 he joined Boehringer-Ingelheim where he introduced protein NMR-based methods in 2009 and since 2017 is the collaboration lead for a so-called Christian Doppler Lab, a public private partnership funded jointly by BI and the Austrian Government, with 5 PhD students and PostDocs.
He joins Alessio’s group for 10 weeks until December 2022 to learn about targeted protein degradation and foster the exchange of knowledge and information between the partners and strengthen the ongoing collaboration.