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Prof. Schleifer studied pharmacy at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1992 he finished his doctoral thesis with the focus on medicinal chemistry of antithrombotic nitrososydnonimines. Then he joined to the theoretical group of Prof. Höltje to investigate voltage-gated ion channel modulation applying different molecular modelling and bioinformatics techniques. After his “Habilitation” in 1999, he was appointed as associate professor (C2) at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.
In 2001 he changed from academia to industry and succeeded Prof. Kubinyi as head of the computational chemistry activities at BASF Ludwigshafen. Since that time he is responsible for life sciences modelling, X-ray crystallography of proteins and small molecules, bioinformatics, several bioanalytical labs and the polymorphism activities of BASF. In addition to his work at BASF he is lecturer for Drug Design at the University of Düsseldorf where he was appointed as Professor for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry (“apl. Prof.”) in 2008.